Request for Proposals for Synthesis Working Group Information

Date Posted: April 20, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

The Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group. Proposals are due May 23, 2018.

To promote the analysis and synthesis of Arctic data, as well as to inform ongoing development of the data repository, the Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with research to begin by October 2018. Funding of up to $54,600 is available to support one Working Group, hosting two meetings of 3-5 days, with approximately 15 participants each at the Arctic Data Center in Santa Barbara, California, over an anticipated 1-1.5 year period. Proposals must focus on Arctic-related research issues, and primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) involve the analysis and synthesis of data contained within the Arctic Data Center Repository.

This year we request that all synthesis proposals explicitly address factors related to one or more human dimensions of the Arctic experience, in addition to environmental aspects. These can include synthesis investigations into social-cultural processes, economic factors, Arctic indigenous peoples’ perspectives, etc., relative to the unique biophysical challenges of life in the Arctic region.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit Please email with any questions.

Archaeology Month, Ocean Bay, Week 2 Video

Date Posted: April 17, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Monty Rogers, an archaeologist in Alaska explores the process of making a slate spear point. Part 2 of the video recreating an Ocean Bay slate spear point.

Don Clark (Obituary)

Date Posted: April 15, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

We are sorry to hear of the passing of sub-Arctic archaeologist Don Clark. Born in Kodiak and an active scholar, mentor, and member of the association throughout his life.

Archaeology Month, Ocean Bay, Week 1 Video

Date Posted: April 12, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Monty Rogers, an archaeologist in Alaska explores the process of making a slate spear point, one of the hallmarks of Ocean Bay technology through a four-part video series.

Archaeological Technician [Seasonal], Northern Land Use Research Alaska (NLURA)

Date Posted: April 6, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

**Please note: This is the second call for Archaeological Technicians for work in Alaska in 2018. If you are interested in working with NLURA this year, you must complete the following hiring process and be approved for our employment roster. **

We are notifying you that hiring for our seasonal Archaeology Technicians in 2018 will follow a different process than it has in years past. Due to changes in the Affirmative Action compliance regulations, we are required to post our open positions, interview for them, and document the process. We have determined the easiest and most expedient way to do that for you and for us is to develop a Qualified Archaeological Technician candidate pool in April/May. We encourage anyone who may possibly be interested in working for NLURA at any time in 2018 apply.

 Attached is the Archaeological Technician job description and job announcement for your review. The position will be posted on NLURA’s website and other Archaeological job sites on Monday April 2, 2018 and the position will remain open until May 18, 2018. If you would like to be considered for work in 2018, you must apply to be on the Qualified Archaeological Technician roster. You will be required to submit an updated cover letter and resume that describes why you want to work for NLURA (even if we already have one on file). You will be provided the opportunity to complete Self Identification forms. These forms are voluntary, but completing them will help NLURA with our regulatory compliance and reporting, so I hope you take a moment to complete them. You will also be sent an electronic “interview” document that you must complete and return to Once we have received your interview questions we will notify you if you are approved to be considered for work with NLURA in 2018.

 Please note the application instructions in the job announcement. Application materials not sent to the correct location will not be considered.

 Please note: this is not a guarantee of a position, a job offer, or a promise of any number of working hours in 2018. Compliance with NLURA’s hiring process will put you into the pool of available Archaeological Technicians, which is where we will pull from when we are hiring for all future projects. If you are not in the available pool of Technicians, you will not be selected to work for NLURA.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all learn this new process. We value your experience and expertise and hope you are ready to join us again for another successful year. Please let Charity Touchette ( ), Lindsay Simmons (

Job Announcement

Archaeologist Technician-Seasonal_general position description

Anthropology Colloquium, UAF Department of Anthropology

Date Posted: April 6, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Friday April 20, 2018

3 to 5 PM

Bunnell Room 302

By Dr. Claire Alix



Museum of the North Stories and Events April 2018

Date Posted: April 2, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

Come to the University of Alaska Museum of the North’s April Family Day event Stories on Saturday April 21st from 2-4 pm. Explore diverse stories at the museum! Listen to a Yup’ik storyteller. Discover stories of the past with archaeologists. Record your own interview with family or friends, make a storybook, and more!
Kids 14 and under free on Family Days.


Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2018

Date Posted: March 31, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

April is Archaeology Month in Alaska!

Visit our webpage find events in April 2018.

ANTHROPOLOGY COLLOQUIUM (UAF Department of Anthropology)

Date Posted: March 31, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized


By Dr. Jamie L. Clark

Friday April 6th, 2018

3-5 PM

Bunnell Building Room 302


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