July 6, 2015
Contact: Maureen McLaughlin
, (907) 733-9103
Denali National Park and Preserve, in partnership with the Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, is holding a Historic Archaeological Culture Camp in Talkeetna from July 1 to July 16, 2015. The participants, all local high school students, will obtain hands-on experience with archaeological excavation and documentation at a site next to the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station known as TAL-157, which dates to the early 1920s.
The public, particularly anyone with an interest in the cultural history of Talkeetna, is invited to join the archaeologists and students for an Open House on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the downtown Talkeetna excavation site. There will be a mock dig for small children, atlatl throwing and flint knapping demonstrations, tours of the site, and viewing of the artifacts found at the site.
For additional information on the Culture Camp and Open House, please email park archaeologist Phoebe Gilbert or through the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station at (907) 733-2231.