: of or belonging to an Eskimo culture of northeastern Siberia, northwestern Alaska, and St. Lawrence Island of about a.d. 500–1000 characterized by sea-mammal hunting, knives and carving tools with iron points, and a circle and dot decorative design

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from Punuk, group of islets southeast of Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering sea

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“Punuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punuk. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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