Dr. Black Book signing.


International Archaeology Day on October 20 by Bureau of Land Management

Date Posted: October 17, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

Place: Campbell Creek Science Center Rd, Anchorage

Time: 10:00 – 14:00



Anchorage talk at UAA on October 23 “The ‘forgotten’ 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand”

Date Posted: October 9, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

Dr. Heather Battles of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give a presentation on her medical anthropological research on the “forgotten” 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand. She is visiting Alaska for the first time Oct 21-26, and will be giving this public talk on Oct 23, at 7:30 pm on UAA campus, Rasmuson Hall Room 110.

Parking is free on campus starting at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Battles’ work should be of interest to a wide audience – anthropologists and other social scientists, health scientists, and history buffs alike!



UAMN offers ‘Ask An Archaeologist’ event

Date Posted: October 4, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host “Ask An Archaeologist,” a multiday event where visitors can meet museum archaeologists in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-5.

The event will allow members of the public to see artifacts from the museum’s collection. Visitors also are encouraged to bring an object to be identified, though no appraisals will be offered.

International Archaeology Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 20.

For more information about the museum’s programs and events, visit the website at www.uaf.edu/museum or call 907-474-7505.

Urgent Call for Action! Input for NSF Arctic Research Program

Date Posted: September 26, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

The NSF Polar Advisory committee is circulating a survey as part of its portfolio review.

Whether you are from the US or not, please take 15 minutes to complete this survey being used by the US National Science Foundation to establish approaches for funding Arctic research in coming years.

The survey includes questions about whether or not the NSF should fund social science research, or research outside the U.S. Arctic. The results of the survey could impact social science research in the Arctic in the future.

You will have to download the flash player to take the survey.


Alaska History Military Survey

Date Posted: September 19, 2018       Category: Uncategorized
Hi all,
I’m writing to you as your colleague and a member of the Governor’s Alaska Military History Museum Task Force. In an effort to better understand how Alaska’s military history is being collected, preserved, and interpreted we ask that you complete this survey and submit your responses as soon as possible so we can include some of the data in our interim report to the Governor next month.
Thank you for all you do. Please feel free to share this survey widely with any of your colleagues!

Angela J. Linn
Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History
University of Alaska Museum of the North
1962 Yukon Drive
P.O. Box 756960
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
TEL: (907) 474-1828
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

AJA Thesis Abstracts Due 9/25/18

Date Posted: September 12, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

The Alaska Journal of Anthropology (AJA) is seeking thesis and dissertation abstracts relating to Alaska anthropological research to publish in a future issue. Abstracts must be from 2016 or later.

Professors get after your students to submit their abstracts. Students, if you’re defending your thesis/dissertation this winter, get me your abstract by September 25, 2018. Friends and colleagues if you know someone who recently graduated, encourage them to submit their abstract. This is one of the easiest and best ways to share your research: 1) you don’t have to write anything new because you’re submitting the abstract you’ve already written; 2) your abstract gets published in a peer-reviewed journal; and 3) the abstract section of the AJA is free to download, so anyone can see it.

Abstract Submission Requirements:

  • AJA will accept BA, BS, MA, and MS theses and PhD dissertation abstracts for research on circumpolar arctic and sub-arctic anthropological research relevant to Alaska
  • Abstracts should be 200-500 words in length
  • Only the student who wrote the thesis or dissertation can submit the abstract
  • Abstract Submission Formatting:
  • Thesis Title (bold)
  • Author
  • Thesis or Dissertation, Degree, Year, Department, University
  • Hyperlink to download free .pdf of the thesis or dissertation
  • Abstract

Submittal of a thesis or dissertation abstract does not guarantee publication in the AJA.

Please email me at culturalalaska@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments. Thanks.


Monty Rogers

Archaeologist & Owner

Cultural Alaska

P.O. Box 200013

Anchorage 99520



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Kantishna Roadhouse listed in National Register

Date Posted: September 4, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

The Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places added the Kantishna Roadhouse in Denali National Park & Preserve to the list on August 14, 2018.  The two-story log roadhouse, built in 1919 or 1920, is believed to be the oldest extant building from the Kantishna mining era as well as the oldest building standing in the park.  Its location around the confluence of Moose and Eureka creeks made the roadhouse the centerpiece of the small community when mining in the area revived after World War I.  The building started as a home for the Commissioner of the Mining District, but soon functioned as an unofficial government office, post office, and community meeting space.  The National Park Service acquired the building following passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980, and did stabilization work on it in 1989.

Alaska Historical Commission news

Date Posted: September 4, 2018       Category: Uncategorized

The Alaska Historical Commission will meet by teleconference, with a center in Anchorage, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The meeting center is at the Atwood Building, 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 104.  The commission will review applications for projects from Certified Local Governments (CLGs), and for predevelopment and development work on properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The commission also will consider three nominations of properties in Anchorage for eligibility to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The nominations are for the Greater Friendship Baptist Church, Kulis Hangar 1, and the Block 13 Army Housing Historic District.  The preliminary meeting agenda is posted atwww.dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha.  For additional information about the commission contact Jo Antonson, 907.269.8714 / jo.antonson[at]alaska.gov.