Research Projects


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Current Research

Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) Projects

Archaeology of Quartz Lake

Archaeology of the Central Alaska Peninsula

Human Settlement and Connection along the Pacific Coast of the Upper Alaska Peninsula

Prehistoric-use and Geochemical Characterization of Rhyolite

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Fortymile River Drainage

The Eroadaway Site: A Late Glacial Subalpine Camp in the Central Alaska Range

Collection Preservation

Managing Collections from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Corridor

National Park Service Archaeological Collections Management

Amchitka Island Collections Management

Managing Archaeological Collections from Army Lands in Alaska

Recent Projects

Save America's Treasures: Preserving the 1934-35 DOI-ACE Collections

Evidence of Thule Occupation at Kukulik: Re-Evaluating the Meat Cache 35 Assemblage

Historical Archaeology of Marion Creek, Alaska: Placer Gold Mining and the Capitalist World-System

Ecology and Subsistence Technology Along the Noatak and Kobuk Rivers during the Late Prehistoric Time Period 

Late Prehistoric Interaction Networks in Northwest Alaska: a Study of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramic Production and Distribution in the Arctic

Historical Archaeology of Snare Creek: Documenting the History of a Han Athabascan Community in the Coal Creek MIning District

Paleoindian Adaptations in Eastern Beringia: Prelude or Postscript to the Early Settlement of the Americas?

Archaeology of Late Prehistoric Lakeside Settlements in Northwest Alaska

Preserving and Digitizing Archaeological Collections from Wales, Alaska (2023 Alaska Anthropological Association Conference)


Historical Archaeology Collection and Curation

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Adkins, Charles. 2011. What to do with a Cartridge Case, a Bullet, or a Primer. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Fairbanks, AK.