• Breathtaking autumn colors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Bering Land Bridge

    National Preserve Alaska


Artifacts of ancient armor around the Bering Land Bridge.
NPS Museum Collection (Catalog Number: 438)

The museum collection of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, paleontology, geology, archeology, ethnology, history, and archives.

The vast majority of specimens and artifacts cataloged into the park collection are associated with scientific research activities. The archives are largely administrative records, reports, and archeology and natural history field notes.

As of 2009, items in the collection include:

  • Archeological artifacts: 47,847
  • Historical items: 57
  • Ethnology items: 25
  • Archival items: 2,274
  • Biological specimens: 17,995
  • Paleontological specimens: 8
  • Geological specimens: 38
  • Total items: 68,247
To view photos of selected artifacts, visit the NPS Museum Collection website and search for Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

Did You Know?

A map depicting the former landmass connecting North America and eastern Asia.

Bering Land “Bridge” is really a misnomer for the land mass that the people and animals used to cross over from Asia and populate the Americas. The bridge ranged up to 1,000 miles wide.