If you forgot to sign up for the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists’ Workshop when you registered for the conference, you can still register Monday morning at 8:30 AM in the Gold East Room!
February 27-March 2, 2017
Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks
Program coming soon! Check back for updates!
Eating with the Sevostyanov Family, Enmelen, Chukotka, 2015
Photo by Igor Pasternak
OHA is updating Alaska’s historic preservation plan and wants to know what historic places matter to you. Please share your thoughts by taking a short survey that is available online at:
Another way you can share the important historic sites in your community is by participating in our #ThisPlaceMatters Alaska photo sharing campaign. Photo submissions may include historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtown streetscapes, historic and rural landscapes, and archaeological sites (please offset the location of archaeological sites for their protection).
Go to http://arcg.is/1TvORj2 to submit an entry.
Go to http://arcg.is/1TvQiht to see previous entries on an interactive map.
If you’re in California in May, be sure to check out Alaska Native Day!
Location: Fort Ross State Historic Park
Date: May 21, 2016
- John Sperry Memorial Qayak Race
- Baidar building
- Alaska Native dancing
- Kids’ Crafts:
- Face “tattooing”
- Language games
- Petroglyph painting
- Spear-throwing with atlatls
- Chagudax (hunter’s hats) carving
In celebration of 100 years, the National Park Service – Alaska Region will host the Centennial Science and Stewardship Symposium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, October 19-20, 2016. The symposium will highlight how science and scholarship have shaped the past 100 years of national park management and provide a forward look at the next century of collaborative science and scholarship in Alaska’s national parks.
A call for abstracts has gone out (submit no later than April 15th here).
Presentations may take any of 4 forms:
- Plenary Session
- Panel/Topic Session
Registration is free to students, and $150 for all other attendees. Contact Whitney Boone (email@example.com) with any questions.
If you are in the Anchorage area on Saturday, October 17th, be sure to check out Archaeology Day! The University of Alaska Anchorage will be hosting the event at the University Center Mall, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Bring the whole family to learn about the human skeleton or flintknapping, or try your hand at throwing a spear with an atlatl! There will be displays about archaeology happening throughout Alaska!
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
South End of the University Center Mall
Old Seward Highway and 36th Avenue
The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) is inviting all members of the Alaska Anthropological Association to join them for their annual eat.drink.preserve. benefit to support Alaska’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties. Proceeds from the event will provide grant and seed money for threatened archaeological sites and historic buildings across the state.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Pioneer School House
437 E 3rd Ave
Tickets ($70.00) may be purchased here or by calling 907-929-9870.
The 2015 eat.drink.preserve. benefit is made possible by generous gifts from Nvision Architecture and the Bering Straits Native Corporation.
After more than 200 years of searching, archaeologists have identified the wreck site of the Russian-American Company frigate Neva. Made famous as one of two Russian vessels to circumnavigate the globe (1803-1807) and a participant in the Battle of Sitka, the Neva wrecked off of Kruzof Island more than three months after departing the Siberian port of Okhotsk for Sitka. Of the 75 souls on board, 26 survived to be rescued after spending almost a month at the makeshift camp discovered by archaeologist Dave McMahan and crew this summer. With the help of local Tlingit oral history, the National Science Foundation-funded researchers located the camp and partially excavated the site, recovering artifacts that reflected the cannibalization of the ship’s wreckage and improvised modification of the available materials. McMahan, a retired Alaska State archaeologist and member of both the Sitka Historical Society and the Alaska Anthropological Association, has commented that “the items left behind by survivors provide a unique snapshot-in-time for January 1813, and might help us to understand the adaptations that allowed them to await rescue in a frigid, unfamiliar environment.
Join Josh Reuther (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Claudia Nissley (National Preservation Institute), Scott Shirar (UA Museum of the North), and Angela Linn (UA Museum of the North) for an informal presentation and discussion about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act regulations.
Sponsored by the University of Alaska Museum of the North with a grant from the U.S. National Park Service, National NAGPRA Program.
Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
September 3rd, 2015
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center Classroom
101 Dunkel Street