• Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

Collections

The museum collection of Cape Krusenstern National Monument contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, 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 archeological field notes.

As of 2008, items in the collection include –

Archeological artifacts: 31,942

Historical items: 12

Archival items: 9,111

Biological specimens: 731

Total items: 41,796

View the collection catalog records online through the NPS WebCatalog.

Did You Know?

Image of archeologists working in the field

J. Louis Gidding's investigation of 4000 years of archeological evidence at Cape Krusenstern National Monument resulted in his important book Ancient Men of the Arctic.