• 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 group of men posing with a large caribou

The land category of national preserves was established primarily for the protection of subsistance resources. Activities such as sport hunting and trapping are permitted in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and other preserves.