Section 106 webinar “Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements” on May 24 and 29

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has one more Section 106 webinar scheduled this spring.  “Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements” will be offered May 24 and 29

The program description and registration instructions are at  If you have questions about the programs email training[at]

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, in Anchorage, May 17-19

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

May 2018 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, the only ground battle of World War II to take place on American soil.  The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are hosting activities May 17-19 in Anchorage.  Activities include films, an art show, presentations and panel discussions.  More information can be found at

Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation, in Anchorage, May 15-17, 2018

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The Vanishing Treasures Program of the National Park Service is presenting a workshop, Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation, in Anchorage, May 15-17, 2018.  Topics include understanding how treatment decisions for historic resources are developed, how resources are evaluated, and how compliance, laws and the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic preservation are connected to the work performed by trades personnel.  The course, with classroom and field sessions, is geared to trades personnel, contractors, engineers, architects, and historic building owners.  For additional information about the course and registration, contact Erin Gibbs, 307.739.3571 /erin_gibbs[at] or vanishingtreasures[at]

The Tribal Heritage Historic Preservation Grant

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The Tribal Heritage Historic Preservation grant application deadline is May 11, 2018.  Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native groups and Native Hawaiian organizations are eligible to apply.  Guidelines and application instructions are available at

May is National Historic Preservation Month

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The National Trust for Historic Preservation promotes May as Historic Preservation Month to encourage saving important places in communities across the country.  The Trust is asking people to share photos of special events and places during the month on their social media sites, #ThisPlaceMatters and @SavingPlaces and invites comments on what preservation means to people.  They have a prepared a toolkit that can be found at

For the month, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Park Service, and National Trust have teamed up to hold a photo contest, “Picture Yourself in a Historic Place.”  Everyone is invited to share photos of themselves, family, and friends enjoying a historic place using the hashtag #MyHistoricPlace.  The photo must have a caption that includes the name and location of the historic place.  You must tag the @USACHP, @NationalRegisterNPS, @NPSCLP, @NPSParkCLP, and @savingplaces.  One winner will be picked weekly through May and announced each Tuesday on the Advisory Council’s social media sites.  For more information and to view the photos go to and click on Campaigns.

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Archaeology Month Movie Part 4 by Monty Rogers.
The final installment of recreating an Ocean Bay slate spear point.

Historic Resource Specialist Intern Position in Oregon State

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Following PennDOTs lead in every possible way, we are establishing an internship in cultural resources.

This fall, expect a similar announcement for the archaeological program – for now, we are seeking a brave intern to start with us on the historic/built side of the house.

Aside from traveling the state with our historians, aiding in survey and project effect analysis, they will be trained (best we can) on the practice of Section 106 and 4(f), as well as given a single project to carry out over the course of the summer.  We also plan to have them interact with Oregon’s SHPO interns, including a role-playing discussion about eligibility and effect.

Please share accordingly, we are catching up on lost time, given the delay in getting the funding, recruitment, etc.  So your help is greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Chris Bell

Historic Resource Specialist Intern (ODOT18-1595oc)

Closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday 5/14/2018.


19th Annual Atlatl Event May 5th at the Alaska Native Heritage Center

Date Posted: May 1, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The 19th Annual Alaska Atlatl Fun and Throw is taking place on Saturday, May 05, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Drive in Anchorage.  Come out for a free, fun-filled afternoon using the atlatl (spear thrower) and spear (dart)!  Try your hand hunting seal from kayak with a traditional throwing board and dart! Hunt bison or the Ice Age’s Wooly Rhino! Top score wins an atlatl and dart! Sponsored by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology. For an ADN article on last year’s event see  If you have questions please contact Richard VanderHoek at 94704868.


A Full Time Archaeologist Position (Association of Village Council Presidents) in Bethel, Alaska

Date Posted: April 25, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

AVPC is advertising to immediately fill a fulltime, permanent Archaeologist position in Bethel, AK.  AVCP is the regional non-profit, Tribal consortium, representing 56 member tribal governments in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwest Alaska.  We offer excellent health care benefits and retirement plans.  The job potentially includes travel to all parts of the region and to any and all of the villages.

If you are interested, or know of anyone who may want to apply, you can visit the AVCP website at for a brief job description and to apply.

If you are interested in further information, would like to see the complete job description, and would also like to find out more details, please contact me directly by email or at the numbers below.

Thanks for your interest,


Steven R. Street


Dept. of Cultural and Environmental Sciences

Association of Village Council Presidents

P.O. Box 219

Bethel, AK 99559

907-543-7371 phone

907-543-5732 fax

Archaeology Month, Ocean Bay, Week 3 Video

Date Posted: April 23, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Part 3 of recreating an Ocean Bay slate spear point. Video by Monty Rogers.