Rat Islands

Aleuts occupied the islands of the Rat Island group for at least 6,000 years. Previous archaeological studies unevenly targeted Amchitka Island and highly visible coastal sites on Kiska and Rat Islands, skewing perceptions about the use of landscapes, seascapes, and resources by the Aleut of the Rat Islands.

ref.: http://aa.uwpress.org/content/48/2/25.refs

 

 

 

 

Aleut Blade #02-226

L: 4.9 inches, W:1.1 inches, T: .33 inches

The artifacts contained on this page are made from a fine-grained sedimentary rock called argillite.  The material makes beautiful tools. Green argillite is found on Agattu Island. Tools made from this rock are found on all the (Aleutian) Near Islands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleut Blade #02-239

L: 3.7" ,W: .83" , T: .30"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleut Blade #02-236

L: 3.7", W: .88", T: .31"

 
 

 

 

 

Aleut Blade #02-222

L: 3.7", W: .67", T: .19"

 

 

Aleut Projectile  #02-229

L: 2.2", W: .8 ", T: .36"

 

 

 

 

Aleut Blade #02-225

L: 5.4", W: 1.0", T: .45"

 

 

 

 

Aleut Whale Bone Wedges  #02-199, 02-210, 02-209

L: 3.1- 3.6", W: .7-. 8"

 

 

 

Compressed Top

 
 

 

 

 

 

Antler Pendant

Length: 2.1 inches

 

 

 

 

Bear Tooth Amulet

Length: 3.4 inches

 

 

 

 

Seal Tooth Amulet  #02-202

Length: 1.7 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Whale Tooth  #02-215

Length: 3.4 inches

 

 

Rib Bone Adz

Length 14 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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