Archaeological Investigations of Inland and Coastal Sites of the Katamai National Monument, Alaska


The Katmai Project was organized by the Washington, D.C., office of the National Parks Service. Initial planning and the program of procedure was worked out by the National Park Service during the fall and winter of 1952-53. The purpose of the project was scientific analysis of the resources of the Katmai National Monument, which is situated on the Alaska peninsula.

The division of Archaeology and History of the Katmai Project was placed under the direction of Dr. William S. Laughlin of the University of Oregon. Under Laughlin's direction, three sites including 1) the village of Savonoski at the mouth of the Savonoski River in the interior of the Katmai National Monument, 2) an inland village site near Brooks River 3) the village of Katmai near Katmai Bay, and 4) the village of Kukak situated on Kukak Bay were excavated during a three month period between June 15th and September 15th, 1953.

The Archives of Archaeology Series is a 29-volume set jointly published by the University of Wisconsin Press and the Society for American Archaeology on opaque microcards, a now obsolete format. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse has digitized the original opaque microcards and made the digital copies available through tDAR. More information on the process of digitizing the series can be found in Joseph Tiffany’s 2012 article entitled "Digitizing the Archives of Archaeology Series" in the SAA Archaeological Record (

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Archaeological Investigations of Inland and Coastal Sites of the Katamai National Monument, Alaska. Wilbur A. Davis, James W. Leach, W. S. Laughlin. Archives of Archaeology ,No. 4. Washington D.C. and Madison, WI : Society for American Archaeology and the University of Wisconsin Press. 1954 ( tDAR id: 374818) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V9879P

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1500 to 1912

Spatial Coverage

min long: -155.522; min lat: 57.956 ; max long: -153.798; max lat: 58.671 ;

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