Alaskan Game Drives: An Architectural Assessment

Author(s): Kate Yeske

Year: 2017


Ethnographic accounts of communal hunting activities in Alaska are abundant, yet archaeological evidence of this practice is scarce. The inuksuit--elaborate stacked rock cairns--that demarcate many game drives in Alaska provide evidence of these important traditional subsistence strategies. Improved documentation of these features will facilitate a better understanding of not only their function but their meaning to the original builders and implementers of game drive systems. Comprehensive investigation of game drive sites and spatial analyses of their features point to patterns that reflect local landscape use and broader regional trends.

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Alaskan Game Drives: An Architectural Assessment. Kate Yeske. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429741)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17628