Join us Saturday, April 20 at the Morris Thompson Center for 10 minute talks by Alaskan archaeologists about some of the amazing finds they have made around the state. Free public lecture in the Auditorium and free kids craft in the lobby. 2-4:40 pm.
2-2:10 Introduction and seating
2:20-2:20 Dr. Ben Potter (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Recent Discoveries at Upward Sun River
2:20-2:30 Brooks Lawler (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Quarry Quandaries
2:30-2:40 Bob Sattler (Tanana Chiefs Conference) Calico Bluff Archaeology
2:40-2:50 Gerad Smith (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) An Ancient Footprint in the Tanana
2:50-3:00 Molly Proue (Department of Transportation and Public Facilites) Blowing Off Steam
3:00-3:10 Josh Lynch (Texas A&M University) Deadliest Weapons of Ice Age Beringia
3:10-3:20 Mike Kunz (Bureau of Land Management) The Mesa Site Revealed: Archaeology and Other Stuff
3:20-3:30 Jeff Rasic (National Park Service) Alaska’s Largest Artifact
3:30-3:40 Steve Lanford (Bureau of Land Management) Not Just another Rusty Can
3:40-3:50 Angela Gore (Texas A&M University) The Cutting Edge: Sourcing Early Stone Tools in the Nenana Valley
3:50-4:00 Caitlin Holloway (National Park Service) Lake Selby Caribou Cache Pit
4:00-4:10 Patricia Peirsol and Trish DeNardo Schmidt (Friends of the SS Nenana) SS Nenana Steamboat Accessories
4:10-4:20 Sam Coffman (University of Alaska Museum of the North) Where’d the Raft Go? The Fascinating Archaeology of the Katmai Region
4:20-4:30 Julie Esdale (Colorado State University) Lost Bag of Tools from the Brooks Range
The 2017 Alaska Anthropological Association fiscal year is wrapping up in September. Please renew your memberships for 2018 after October 1, 2017!
February 27th – March 2nd, 2019
Organized by the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
March 21st – 24th, 2018
Egan Center, Anchorage
Organized by the National Park Service
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:
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