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It is the earliest dated set of archaeological finds in Alaska.
side-notched projectile points, large unifacially flaked knives and unifacially flaked end scrapers, the Northern Archaic tradition seems to have its antecedents in the Archaic cultures of the boreal forests south and east of Alaska instead of Siberia, whether by migration or diffusion is not known.
Chronologically these formations lie between the middle of the Holocene period (c 35,000-9/10,000 BP), depending on the area.
West's categorization includes the Bel'kachi, Diuktai, and Lake Ushki cultures in Siberia, the Denalian culture and American Paleo-Arctic formations in Alaska and the Yukon.
bifacially flaked triangular or tear dropped shaped projectile points. Dixon 1999) situated the Nenana Complex before the American Paleo-arctic Tradition in terms of chronology.
Ground Hog Bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast, Hidden Falls on Baranof Island, and Chuck Lake on Heceta Island.West in 1967, it is characterized by wedge-shaped microcores, microblades, burins, and bifacial points, scrapers on flakes, and large blades.DEFINITION: An Arctic Small Tool tradition flint industry found at Cape Denbigh, Iyatayet, Cape Krusenstern, Onion Portage, and other Alaskan sites.DEFINITION: Prehistoric culture (or complex) in south-central Alaska dated to c 12,000-10,500 bp.It is characterized by small bifacial projectile points (Chindadin points).