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Archipel Kodiak

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The Kodiak Archipelago ( Кадьякский архипелаг ) is an archipelago (group of islands) south of the main land-mass of the state of Alaska (United States), about by air south-west of Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska. The largest island in the archipelago is Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the United States. The archipelago has a length of about and a width of about , from the Barren Islands on the north to Chirikof Island and the Semidi Islands group on the south. The archipelago contains of land. The Kodiak Archipelago contains about 40 small glaciers, numerous streams and many species of land and marine animals. Much of its land is forested. The Kodiak Island Borough includes all of the Kodiak Archipelago and some lands on the mainland. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a large percentage of the land in the archipelago. Afognak – second largest island Aiaktalik Island Ban Island Barren Islands – most northerly Ushagat Island Nord Island East Amatuli Island West Amatuli Island Chirikof Island – most southernly Dark Island Geese Islands Kodiak Island – largest island in the archipelago Long Island Marmot Island – most easterly Near Island Raspberry Island Semidi Islands – most westerly Aghiyuk Island Anowiki Island Chowiet Island Kateekuk Island Kiliktagik Island Shuyak Island Sitkalidak Island Spruce Island Nelson Island Sundstrom Island Trinity Islands Tugidak Island Sitkinak Island Two-Headed Island Uganik Island Ugak Island Whale Island Woody Island "The archaeological record contains several seemingly abrupt changes suggesting population replacements to some, but the current view, followed here, is that there has been long-term cultural continuity." (Ames et al., p. 61) The Late Holocene contains four cultural periods: the Early Kachemak, the Late Kachemak, the Koniag, and the Alutiiq. Each period will be broken down by time period, also including the significance of each. Early Kachemak (1850–500 BC) = The period is marked by the shift in mobility patterns: residential foragers to logistical collectors.
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