Alaska Archeology Month

April is archaeology month in Alaska. Learn more about Alaska's ancient history and rich cultural traditions at a series of public events, and watch for the annual archaeology month poster in a thousand schools, libraries, and museums across Alaska and beyond. Since 2014 the poster has focused on a different region and period of prehistory of Alaska, ranging from the arctic coast to the interior mountains and reaching back 6,000 years.
Stay tuned for the next installment.

2016: Thule

Nine hundred years ago people living in northern and western Alaska were successful whalers, artists, and traders and went on to settle the entire span of the North American arctic all the way to Greenland in one of the longest and most rapid human migrations known.

Learn more about the Thule culture at:

Download the 2016 Alaska Archaeology Month Thule poster (1.45MB JPEG)

Last updated: October 18, 2016

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