Old Savonoski Site

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Old Savonoski Site
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
1940 image of food caches at site
Location Address restricted[2], Katmai National Park and Preserve
Nearest city King Salmon
Area 52 acres (21 ha)
NRHP Reference # 78000344[1]
AHRS # XMK-001
Added to NRHP June 23, 1978

The Old Savonoski Site is the former site of a native village in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, that was buried by ash in the June 1912 eruption of the Novarupta Volcano. The site is located near the confluence of the Savonoski and Ukak Rivers, and is within the bounds of the Katmai National Park and Preserve.[3] The site was visited by archaeologists in 1953, who identified a number of surviving elements, including fifteen barabaras, or semi-subterranean dwellings.[4]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  3. ^ "The Story of a House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Building in an Ashen Land: Historic Resource Study: Chapter 3: Russian and Early American Influence". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-02.