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Discovered in the early years of the 20th century, the Iyatayet Site is a well known archaeological district in the Nome Census Area of Alaska. It is situated just northwest of Cape Denbigh along Norton Bay.

Unlike other archaeological sites in the country, the Iyatayet Site shows evidence of inhabitants from various separate cultures. The very first one dates back to 6000 BC.

The Iyatayet Site was first excavated in 1948 by archaeologist JL Giddings. They found evidences of the Nukleet Eskimos, Denbigh Flint Complex, and the Norton Cultures just to name a few. Some of the oldest artifacts show connections with the Old World Paleolithic and Mestolithic cultures.

The Iyatayet Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, years after becoming a National Historic Landmark.
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