University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: William W. Fitzhugh

Images From the Past

Thoughts on Bering Sea Art and Eskimo Culture

By: William W. Fitzhugh

Nearly fifty years ago Henry B. Collins comĀ­pleted his now-classic study on the last 2000 years of Eskimo prehistory in the Bering Strait region of Alaska (Collins 1937). Excavating stratified middens on St. Lawrence Island, Collins discovered highly ornamented bone and ivory artifacts in the deepest parts of the middens. Above them were levels containing […]