Post by Michelle Reed, PSU Undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern My second quarter working in Professor Anderson’s practicum lab was spent cleaning bones recovered from the Port Clarence Project in Alaska. As we progressed through the cleaning I found myself learning more and more about how to classify the bones in terms of marine and […]
Post by Nate Jereb, PSU Undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern I’ve been working on putting together procedures for cleaning and processing surface finds from Port Clarence. “Surface Finds” are artifacts that are found on the surface, as opposed to in the ground, where they should be. Because these artifacts are on the surface, we can’t […]
A long time with no posts! Despite the internet silence, there’s been a lot going on the lab. For the past 4 months, students have been working to clean and do an initial sort of animal (faunal) bones we collected at Port Clarence sites last summer. Their efforts were in preparation for the project faunal […]
Short video on climate change and archaeology research in southwest Alaska. Mike and I were both on the Kuril Biocomplexity project’s 2007 expedition to the Kuril Islands and I recognize some photos from that trip in the video.
Post by Katje Hopkins, PSU undergraduate and Lab Tech for the Climate Change and Archaeology Project I’m somewhat of a girly girl, and I have lots of experience painting my nails (nothing too extreme, just the occasional coat of pink or red). I have also had the opportunity to paint my younger brothers’ toenails, an ex-boyfriend’s, and […]