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

Location:
North Slope, Alaska
Significance:
The Gallagher Flint Station Site was one of the earliest dated archaeological site in Northern Alaska in 1978.
Designation:
National Historic Landmark, since June 2, 1978
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No
MANAGED BY:
State of Alaska

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

The site is located on a prominent kame in the Upper Sagavanirktok River Valley. A kame is a gravel hill left behind by a melting glacier. The kame is 200 yards across and rises about 25 yards. The archeological site's commanding view of the game-rich tundra has lent to its repeated use by people over the past 10,000 years.

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