The Archaeological Adventure Continues at Nunalleq

Here at The Orkney News we’ve been following with interest the archaeological adventure which is Nunalleq. Just like so many other excavations work had to stop at this site due to Covid but it has restarted again and the researchers will be back in Quinhagak this summer with various projects.

The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology worked with the village corporation Qanirtuuq, Inc. and the Yup’ik village of Quinhagak   in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwestern Alaska. It is a 14th-18th century pre-contact Yup’ik village with exceptionally well-preserved organic remains. 

artists impression of the interior of a Nunalleq house

 Nearly 500 dolls/human figurines were found at the Nunalleq site.  Most were made from wood, then painted and provided with fur clothing. You can read more about that here: When you open the drawers…

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