Archeology is not just digging in the dirt. Archeologists study the past, solve mysteries, and uncover the stories of objects left behind by earlier people and cultures. Archeologists are anthropologists, meaning they study people, but they are not geologists (who study rocks and minerals) or paleontologists (who study ancient reptiles or fossils). Archeology is one of many tools like oral or written histories that park staff use to unearth Lake Clark's history.
Why Archeologists Value Context
Context give archeologists a more complete picture of the past.
Ice Patch Archeology
High elevation areas where ice patches form are not frequented by a significant number of people today, but what about in the past?
Is This the Park's Oldest Artifact?
Is the the oldest object in the park collections? Was it found at the oldest archaeological site in the park?
Last updated: November 21, 2018