Community Archaeology in Northwest Alaska
Sponsored by Western Arctic National Parklands
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00am

Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
171 Third Avenue
Kotzebue, AK 99752
United States

The NPS Western Arctic Parklands and the Kotzebue Inupiat Corporation will conduct a community archeology project at a late prehistoric qargi (community house). From workshops. to public archeology days, to community artifact exploration, the program will connect the tribes' cultural heritage to archeological processes, we hope to connect ancient lifeways with .  

Throughout July 2014, a series of workshops and field schools will be hosted by WEAR Staff at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center and at a late prehistoric qargi (community house) in Kotzebue, Alaska.  The workshops are designed to enlighten community participants in theories and processes used by professional anthropologists to meaningfully contribute to the archaeological record, as well as to illustrate the role of historic preservation in understanding the connections between past and present cultures.

Archaeology Workshops

Northwest Heritage Center:

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 3 - 5pm

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 7 - 9pm


Community Excavation Field School

Qargi at South Tent City

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 8am - 5pm

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 8am - 5pm

Contact Information
Michael Holt


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