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THE INUIT of the Arctic Regions Of Canada, Greenland, Russia & Alaska

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    Dig hints Unalaska site may go back a thousand years
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                                 Dig hints Unalaska site may go back a thousand years


                HOUSES: Archaeologists have located three homes in 2nd year of excavations.






By MONICA SOUTHWORTH
The Dutch Harbor Fisherman
July 7, 2007
UNALASKA

-- In May, an archaeology crew that began work last summer resumed digging at the South Channel Bridge site on Bunker Hill.


The primary ruins being recovered are the walls of about three houses of Unangam Aleuts.

"It's really a nicely constructed wall, and there was sod in between the rocks," said head archaeologist Mike Yarborough.

"What's left was dug into the slope; everything else collapsed and fell down the slope," he added, pointing out the slope facing Henry Swanson Drive.

"We followed the natural soil horizon up the hillside," he said.

Currently, carbon dates on samples are in the same range as the ones taken in 2003 by Rick Knecht, the original archaeologist at the site, before he moved away from Unalaska. Yarborough said they haven't found anything older but are planning on testing for more recent dates.

"We suspect we'll find samples pointing to about a 1,000-year occupation," Yarborough said.

In 2003, archaeologist Knecht from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Richard Davis from Bryn Mawr College directed a field crew that excavated about one-third of an ancient village site.

The artifacts discovered provided information helpful to research on prehistoric Eastern Aleutian culture, household archaeology, subsistence technology and adaptations to environmental changes, according to Knecht
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