Archeology in Alaska Park Science
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.
Vulnerability and Resilience in the Arctic: Preliminary Report on Archeological
Fieldwork at Cape Krusenstern, Northwest Alaska
By Shelby Anderson, Adam Freeburg, and Ben Fitzhugh
Ring Archaeology in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
By Andrew Tremayne
Frozen Past of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
By E. James Dixon, Craig M. Lee, William F. Manley, Ruth Ann Warden, and William D. Harrison
for the Gold in Kantishna
By Ann Kain and Phil Brease
at the Hungry Fox Archeological Site, Gates of the Arctic National Park
By Jeff Rasic
Investigations in Anaktuvuk Pass: Nunamiut Students Uncover Their Past
By Julie Esdale and Robert Gal
and Contemporary Ethnographic Landscapes of Denali National Park
By Terry Haynes and William Simeone
Is Getting Older
By Becky Saleeby and Brian Wygal
Across Generations: Dena’ina Language Revitalization in Southcentral
By Karen K. Gaul and Gary Holton
of the Lower Kenai Peninsula Coast
By Ronald T. Stanek
with the Past—The Kenai Fjords Oral History and Archeology Project
By Aron L. Crowell
Hunters of the Western Brooks Range: Integrating Research and Cultural
By Jeff Rasic
Arctic Archeologist J. Louis Giddings
By Becky Saleeby
Known Mulchatna Villages Emerging After 120 Years of Solitude
By John Branson