Chugachik Island facts for kids
|Highest elevation||43 ft (13.1 m)|
|Borough||Kenai Peninsula Borough|
Chugachik Island Site
|Nearest city||Homer, Alaska|
|NRHP reference No.||76002279|
|Added to NRHP||August 19, 1976|
The island is of archaeological interest, with at least two sites (identified as SEL-033 and SEL-079) that have been professionally excavated. SEL-033 is a predominantly a midden, in which remains of flora and fauna have been recovered among human artifacts, including stone and bone tools, and a cradle made of birch bark. The site was excavated in 1974 and 1977, with radiocarbon dating suggesting occupation around 360 BCE. SEL-079, excavated in 1982, included three layers of occupation, dating from the early 1st century BCE to a Tanaina occupation estimated to date to the late 19th century. The latter find represents the first known evidence of Tanaina occupation of the area. A parcel of 1.2 acres (0.49 ha) surrounding SEL-033 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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