Gallagher Flint Station National Historic Landmark

Hill, where Gallagher Flint Station site is located, covered in red tundra.
Gallagher Flint Station Site National Historic Landmark

W.H. Schneider

Quick Facts


Discovered in 1970 during environemental surveys for the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline the Gallagher Flint Station site was one of the earliest dated archeological sites in Northern Alaska. It demonstrates strong affinities between the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Siberia.

The site is made up of various stone tool manufacturing remains located on a prominent kame in the Upper Sagavanirktok River Valley. A kame is a gravel hill left behind by a melting glacier. The archeological site's commanding view of the game-rich tundra has lent to its repeated use by hunters over the past 10,000 years.

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Last updated: April 8, 2020