Iyatayet Site

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Iyatayet Site
Iyatayet Site.jpg
View of the site
Iyatayet Site is located in Alaska
Iyatayet Site
Location Nome Census Area, Alaska, USA
Nearest city Shaktoolik, Alaska
Coordinates 64°24′33″N 161°30′50.5″W / 64.40917°N 161.514028°W / 64.40917; -161.514028Coordinates: 64°24′33″N 161°30′50.5″W / 64.40917°N 161.514028°W / 64.40917; -161.514028
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000158
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[2]

Iyatayet Site is an archaeological site located on the northwest shore of Cape Denbigh on Norton Bay in Nome Census Area, Alaska. It shows evidence of several separate cultures, dating back as far as 6000 B.C. It was excavated starting in 1948 by J L Giddings.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Iyatayet Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  3. ^ answers.com summary of "The archeology of Cape Denbigh" by J L Giddings, 1948 ASIN B0007DLAA4