Migration Theories


Learn more about the early indigenous people of the region.

From above, a small multi-room structure is under excavation.
Eurasian Metal Found in Western Alaska

The movement of Eurasian metal across the Bering Strait into North America before sustained European contact.

From above, several archaeologist work on the excavation of a semi-subterranean driftwood house.
Analyzing Driftwood Houses

Archaeologist study some of the most well preserved semi-subterranean houses of early indigenous people.

Wooden artifacts lie on a rocky surface.
Discovery of the Hunter's Cache

17th century artifacts found in lava tube.

A selection of 6 spear points found in the Serpentine Hot Springs area.
Origins of the Fluted Spear Point

How and when did people migrate into the Americas?

A vast expanse of rolling barren mountains within Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
Rekindling Traditional Placenames

Inupiaq placenames along the Seward Peninsula coast from Shishmaref to Cape Espenberg.

Aerial view of Cape Espenberg, a land that is partly submerged in water.
Tracking the First Marine Mammal Hunters

How and when did early people develop a marine economy?

Last updated: October 26, 2023

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