Artefact of the day 1/8
The artefact of the day was found by Andrius and Ilkka in the sod layer of square 21. It is a collection of ground slate lance bases. The barbed bases look very much like late Kachemak points from the Kodiak Island area. This find is significant as the relation between Yup’ik and Alutiiq is much discussed, and it has been suggested that the Yup’ik moved into Kodiak. These lance bases are one of several possible connections we’ve seen between our Yup’ik material and the archaeological record of Kodiak.