Cleveland Volcano forms the western part of Chuginadak Island and is 45 miles (70 kilometers) west of tiny Nikolski and its 15 permanent residents on Umnak Island
. In previous eruptions, the village was not threatened by as the plume dispersed in other directions.
Key terms: Paleo-Aleut, Neo-Aleut, Hrdlicka, Kagamil burial cave, Ship Rock burial cave, Chaluka midden, Umnak Island
, Eastern Aleutians, stable carbon isotope chemistry, stable nitrogen isotope chemistry, bone collagen
Surveys in the broader region traversed 19,686 nautical miles and were focused in the Bering Sea within twenty miles of the shoreline between Unimak Pass and eastern Umnak Island
In March 1942, the 807th Army Engineers in civilian clothes -- so even the locals didn't suspect the buildup -- started working on the airfields on Umnak Island
and Cold Bay.
Fort Glenn on Umnak Island
(Aleutians) was one of the most secretive operations during WWII.
planes were launched from Cape Field at Fort Glenn, a secret airbase on neighboring Umnak Island
. The Japanese had thought the nearest airfield was on Kodiak, and Cape Field, disguised as a cannery complex, had remained undetected.
A memorable flightseeing option (69) takes you through the velvety interior valleys of Unalaska and nearby Umnak Island
The study area covered the continental shelf (approximately 300 m depth and less) of the western Gulf of Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula southwest along the Alaska Peninsula to Umnak Island
Allen's part in Laughlin's project--which continued during the summer of 1963, when he served as excavation supervisor--centered on excavations in the Nikolski village area of southwestern Umnak Island
, which included the important sites of Chaluka and Anangula.
Far-flung in the Bering Sea on Umnak Island
, herds of cattle munch their days away without the curse of predators and disease lurking in the Aleutian grass.
Excavation dates of samples from four other locations were as follows: Nunivak Island, 1996 and 1997; lower Naknek River on Bristol Bay, 1998; Cape Prince of Wa les, 1998 and 1999; Umnak Island
of the eastern Aleutians, 1998.