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Archeology in Alaska Park Science

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Alaska Park Science.

Alaska Park Science is a semi-annual journal that shares the results of research in Alaska's 15 national parks and preserves, and focuses on cultural and natural resources, and the physical and social environment. Through this research, the NPS manages our vital cultural and natural resources better. Since the first volume was published in 2002, Alaska Park Science has published over 14 articles about archeology and prehistory in 10 parks.

These articles are great ambassadors for archeological resources in our Alaskan parks. The attractive crisp photos and straightforward text make the research accessible to the general reader, and communicates to the public the importance of the archeology that is conducted in the parks. Several of the projects were carried out with community involvement, either students or elders.

Alaska Park Science is published through a partnership between the NPS, the National Park Foundation, the George Wright Society, and the Alaska Natural History Association. Partnerships are vital to the applied research that supports conservation and preservation. NPS and university-based scientists and scholars collaborate on a wide array of projects. Often such work is performed through the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) National Network. CESUs are a network of cooperative units established to provide research, technical assistance, and education to resource and environmental managers.

We present here a list of the articles about archeological research in Alaskan parks, and their URLS. The articles range in time from the earliest prehistory right up to the early 20th century gold rush days. They are also available through the NPS Archeology Program “Research in the Parks” webpage. To read other articles in Alaska Park Science, recent back issues can be purchased from the Alaska Natural History Association.