University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Igor I. Krupnik

Whale Alley

A Site on the Chukchi Peninsula, Siberia

By: Mikhail A. Chlenov and Igor I. Krupnik

In August of 1976, a small group of anthro¬≠pologists led by M. A. Chlenov discovered on the now uninhabited island of Ittygran in Senyavin Strait (Fig. 1) an amazing site that suggested the existence of an early Eskimo ritual complex. The site, eventually named ‘Whale Alley,’ was the focus of expeditions in 1977, 1979, and […]