Obsidian pebbles from the Wiki Peak source in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic.

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Job Posting: Forest Service Arch Tech Temp summer 2021 position

Date Posted: April 11, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
The Chugach National Forest has announcement notification under the ANILCA hiring authority for the following Temporary 1039 opportunity for the 2021 summer season live on USAJOBS.gov (04/08/21 – 04/16/21). See the position below for more information and the USAJOBS hyperlinks. Please share.
TEMPORARY SEASONAL (1039), INTERMITTENT:
Archaeology Technician (GS-0102-06) in Girdwood, AK
Or search announcement # 21-111004-11081855-AT-EMH


Newsletter

Date Posted: April 11, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
📰 Contributions to the Upcoming Newsletter 📰
Hello Alaska Anthropological Association Members!
For the upcoming AkAA Newsletter, we are looking for research material, news, video links, job postings, interesting new content to publish.
Please email Angela Gore at angkgore@gmail.com with any current research or upcoming project. Feel free to attach any photos, maps, etc.
Email Angela all completed content before April 26th. And, as always, please feel free to send any information to include in our future Newsletters.


2021 Alaska Archaeology Month

Date Posted: April 5, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized       Tags: Alaska, Poster, SAA

The final poster for the 2021 Alaska Archaeology Month is “Stone”.

“Ace geologists since ancient times, for millennia Alaskans have been prospecting for the most special rocks to craft into essential tools.”

The poster highlights several Alaska Native language terms for special rocks, minerals, and tools made of stone (e.g., uyangaх̑, or tuff, used in the Aleutian Islands for carving oil lamps; ivisaaq, or red ochre, used to coat snowshoes and tool handles in northern Alaska; or cheh chii, the Gwich’in term for stone fishing net sinkers).

This is the third in a series of posters focused on essential raw materials across time and cultures in Alaska. It follows “wood” and “antler.”

The Alaska Anthropological Association and NPS are happy to invite those interested in the new poster to submit an application to acquire a copy for free. Please let us know or contact directly: Jeff Rasic, Jeff_Rasic@nps.gov

 

NPS_Stone Poster_v3_0401



SAA 2021 State Archaeology Celebration Poster Award: submission from Alaska

Date Posted: April 5, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized       Tags: Alaska, Contest, Poster, SAA
SAA voting is happening this week through April 8 for State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest.
If you support Alaska, vote for the 2020 “ANTLER” poster!
“Every culture in every corner of Alaska made at least some use of antler. And it 101 uses: combs, clubs, fish hooks, snow goggles, needles, awls, amulets, and arrowheads…”