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Mid-Holocene occupation history and activities at Agiak Lake: Two Northern Archaic settlements in the central Brooks Range, Alaska

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2007

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Wilson, Aaron K., 2007, Mid-Holocene occupation history and activities at Agiak Lake: Two Northern Archaic settlements in the central Brooks Range, Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage.

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This thesis describes two sizeable tent ring settlements and two massive caribou driveline systems on the shores of Agiak Lake in the central Brooks Range, Alaska. The two settlements, dating to 4200-4800 years BP, are comprised of 40 and 15 stone tent rings--the remnants of dome-shaped, caribou-hide tents. The shores of Agiak Lake were periodically settled by groups of Northern Archaic tradition hunters who focused on caribou and other available resources. A technological lithic analysis of stone tools and flakes associated with the tent rings suggests game processing, hide preparation, and some weapon retooling took place within the tent rings. The drivelines functioned to funnel herds of caribou into the lake where they were dispatched [...]

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