Ca. 7,000 year old caribou mandible from the Tingmiukpuk archaeological site in Gates of the Arctic National Park. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic


The Adelphi University, Department of Anthropology, 2018 Archaeological Field Methods in Alaska program

Date Posted: March 29, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The Adelphi University, Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for our 2018 Archaeological Field Methods in Alaska program. Interested students can find more information in the attached program flyers and our latest 2-minute short YouTube. Review of applications will continue until the course is full.

This year, research will focus on the newly discovered Holzman site along Shaw Creek where multiple hearths, large mammal bones, stone tools, and a nearly complete mammoth tusk, and a single complete mammoth hair were found and dated to the end of the Ice Age. Join our research team in the scenic Tanana Valley as we investigate the question, who were the First Alaskans?

Taught by experienced faculty with a student-instructor ratio among the lowest available (3:1), this program emphasizes a range of experiential learning opportunities. Already have a field school experience but looking for something more? We also offer an advanced program for graduate credit (0103-532). For PhD candidates, individual research projects may be negotiated.

For more information about Archaeological Field Methods in Alaska email Brian Wygal ( or visit us online for application instructions at