Wiki Peak

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Wiki Peak
Highest point
Elevation 7,655 ft (2,333 m) [1]
Coordinates 61°56′18.1″N 141°12′43.4″W / 61.938361°N 141.212056°W / 61.938361; -141.212056Coordinates: 61°56′18.1″N 141°12′43.4″W / 61.938361°N 141.212056°W / 61.938361; -141.212056[2]
Geography
Location Southeast Fairbanks (CA), Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Nutzotin Mountains
Topo map USGS McCarthy D-1

Wiki Peak is a mountain in the Nutzotin Mountains of Alaska within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. It is located near the Canada–United States border. The best way to reach Wiki Peak is charter a flight into Horsfeld. Crossing Beaver Creek is necessary to access Wiki Peak. The creek can be high and dangerous or easily crossed depending on time of year and weather.

Obsidian[edit]

Wiki Peak obsidian was used by humans as early as 13,400 cal BP. Such obsidian was recovered at the Broken Mammoth site.[3] Such obsidian was also used at the Walker Road, Alaska, site, and Moose Creek, Alaska, site in the same area—all dating to before 13,000 cal BP.[4]

"The Wiki Peak obsidian source is in the Nutzotin Mountains (Wrangell-St Elias National Park). An investigation of the Wiki Peak obsidian source was conducted in the past decade, and over 65 archaeological sites were recorded in a survey of the immediate area. The high concentration of sites is typical for other obsidian source areas in Alaska and northwest Canada, with few exceptions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiki Peak, Alaska". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Wi Ki IBC 1909". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ Ted Goebel, Ian Buvit, eds, From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia. Peopling of the Americas Publications. Texas A&M University Press, 2011 ISBN 1603443843 p275
  4. ^ Ted Goebel, Ian Buvit, eds, From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia. Peopling of the Americas Publications. Texas A&M University Press, 2011 ISBN 1603443843 p275
  5. ^ Obsidian Journeys: Prehistoric Travel and Trade Trails through the Preserve www.nps.gov

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