Climate Change Projects – Update

I wrote a short article on various climate change research projects that appeared in Witness the Arctic this last week.  The publication is put together by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S..  If you’re interested, you can read the short piece here: http://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2014/1/article/20437

Port Clarence Field work

In late June I traveled up to Nome with a couple of students where we met additional crew members.  From there we headed out to Port Clarence, a former Coast Guard station located at the tip of Point Spencer.  The rest of the crew was already there having flown directly from Fairbanks.   We had […]

Bering Strait Trade Systems – New Info from Cape Espenberg

I am a bit late in posting this “new” information about metal artifacts from research at Cape Espenberg, but another article on Cooper’s Alaskan copper research reminded me about the preliminary metal analysis results. Metal artifacts found in the oldest house we excavated, dated to about 1000 years ago, were sent to Kory Cooper at Purdue […]

Back to the Source: 40th Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

I just got home from Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent the last few days at the Alaska Anthropological Association Meetings.  I presented a paper on my work with northern ceramics as part of the Cape Espenberg Session.  I focused on the challenges specific to studying northern ceramics, including methodological issues, environmental constraints, and mobility issues […]