THE ARCTIC SMALL TOOL TRADITION FIFTY YEARS ON
The Arctic Small Tool tradition (ASTt) encompasses several culture complexes in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Research on the Alaskan members of the tradition has not kept pace with that in the rest of the North American Arctic. Despite the passage of more than fifty years since its discovery, there is still a great deal we do not know about the Denbigh Flint Complex, and much of what we think we know is based on received wisdom and ethnographic analogy rather than direct archaeological evidence. This paper assesses the state of our knowledge about the ASTt in Alaska and situates it within the broader framework of Arctic prehistory.