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Dry Creek Archeological Site

Lignite, Alaska
County of Yukon-Koyukuk.
National Register Number: 74000442
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
This site, the oldest reliably dated location of human occupation in Alaska, reveals evidence that associates man with extinct Pleistocene fauna of Siberia, thus supporting the theory of a land bridge between Asia and Alaska.

Condition:
There are no threats currently to the NHL.

There are no known changes since the last reporting period.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
NPS has not made a recent site visit to Dry Creek.


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