Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017

Date Posted: April 16, 2017       Category: Uncategorized

April is Alaska Archaeology Month. Learn about Alaska’s rich history and cultural heritage at public events and activities for all ages throughout the spring and across the state. Find the latest information at and the file _Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017

April 1, Public Lecture: Archaeological Research in the Islands of Four Mountains

    (Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska)

April – all month, Exhibit: Archaeological Collections from Alaska National Parks

    (Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Anchorage)

April 5, Public Lecture: New Views of Viking Greenland—Resilient, Adaptive, but Still Extinct

    (Alaska Quaternary Center, Fairbanks)

April 25, Public Lecture: Walakpa: How Salvaged Archaeological Remains Can Benefit Our Community

    (Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) Science, Utqiagvik)

April 25, Public Lecture: The Alaskan Paleoarctic Tradition and the People of Beringia

    (Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Anchorage)

April 26, Film Screening: Igliqtiqsiugvigruak [Swift Water Place]

    (Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, Kotzebue)

April 28, Open House: Artifacts from Tulaagiaq

    (Utuqqanaat Inaat & National Park Service, Kotzebue)

April 30, 17th Annual Alaska Atlatl Fun and Throw

    (Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage)

UAF Archaeological Field School in Interior Alaska, 2017

Date Posted: April 16, 2017       Category: Uncategorized
The UAF Anthropology Department is excited to announce this year’s archaeology field school in the Shaw Creek Basin in interior Alaska. UAF anthropology professor Dr. Ben Potter and PhD candidate Gerad Smith will be the instructors for the field school. Dr. Potter has led past nationally recognized field schools at the Mead and Gerstle River sites in interior Alaska for the last 20 years. UAF researchers and collaborators Drs. Charles Holmes and Joshua Reuther will be involved in the field work and geoarchaeology studies. For student testimony on UAF’s past field schools, just see this blog entry on the Archaeological Institute of America website by Emily Maskas: The field school is May 15th to June 17th. Applications are due May 1st.
To be considered, apply early by contacting Dr. Ben Potter ( or Gerad Smith ( for more information. For more information, you can visit:

Public Lecture: Walakpa: How Salvaged Archaeological Remains Can Benefit Our Community

Date Posted: April 8, 2017       Category: Uncategorized

April 25 – Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) Science  – Utqiagvik

Dr. Anne Jensen and Kaare Siikuaq Erickson will describe the Walakpa Archaeology Salvage Project (WASP), work focused on a large and important archaeological site near Utqiagvik that is eroding into the Chukchi Sea. A hands on activity will show how toggle head harpoons work, how this technology has impacted human distribution in the Arctic, and how toggle head harpoon technology continues to be vital to Inupiat culture. 7pm, Tuzzy Library, Utqiagvik (Barrow) Alaska.

ACZ Workshop at 44th Annual Meeting

Date Posted: February 15, 2017       Category: Uncategorized

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!

All About Teeth

44th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

Date Posted: February 13, 2017       Category: Uncategorized

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

World Anthropology Day- UAA

Date Posted: January 20, 2017       Category: Uncategorized
UAA Anthropology is hosting this free, family-friendly event at the Uni Center on Feb. 18, 10am-4pm. We need volunteers!
Alex Taitt is coordinating student volunteers – if you’re a student, please contact Alex to volunteer.
We need agency and individual volunteers too, some agencies have already signed up with me. Please consider sending a representative or 2 from your organization to either lead a fun educational activity, show off some artifacts, posters, or replicas from your respective collections, or help out with UAA’s activities. Please contact Sally at sfcarraher@gmail if you wish to volunteer.

OHA Alaska’s Historic Preservation Plan

Date Posted: November 5, 2016       Category: Uncategorized

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 to submit an entry.

Go to to see previous entries on an interactive map.


2016 Alaska Native Day at Fort Ross

Date Posted: April 18, 2016       Category: Uncategorized

Alaska Native Day Ft Ross

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
  • Demonstrations:
    • Beading
    • Chagudax (hunter’s hats) carving

Centennial Science and Stewardship Symposium

Date Posted: March 15, 2016       Category: Uncategorized

Call for abstracts flyer
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
  • Poster
  • Workshop

Registration is free to students, and $150 for all other attendees. Contact Whitney Boone ( with any questions.

Archaeology Day 2015!

Date Posted: September 30, 2015       Category: Uncategorized

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
Anchorage, AK

Archaeology Day flier.2015