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Iyatayet Site

Cape Denbigh Peninsula, Alaska
County of Nome.
National Register Number: 66000158
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
Located on the northwest shore of Cape Denbigh on Norton Bay, this is a stratified site exhibiting evidences of the Denbigh Flint Complex (6000-4000 BC), the Norton Culture (500 BC-300 AD), and the Nukleet Eskimos (800 AD). Many elements of earliest-level artifacts show affinities with Old World Paleolithic and Mesolithic cultures.

NPS has not made a recent visit to Iyatayet.

No known changes to the landmark.

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