I’ve been doing archaeology for quite a while, and have made lots of friends. Here are just a few pictures. I notice we seem to be doing a lot of eating…
Clay! The ceramics on the North Slope, especially the more recent ones, are not high quality, but that seems to be because they were not fully fired, perhaps to conserve fuel.
Salmonberries! It’s always a good day when you find patches of ripe berries.
Polar bears, of course. They hang out around Nuvuk a lot, which is why we always had bear guards. Some days we could see eight at once out on the ice.
During the short Arctic field season, one rests when one can.
Place is hard, since there are several sites, so I’m going with North Slope of Alaska.
My trusty trowel, since 1997. Marshalltown 4 1/2 in.
Well, I’m catching up, so this should have been posted Thursday…
It is time to think about submitting contributions for the Recent Research Notes column in the Alaska Journal of Anthropology. Get the word out about a project (maybe find some collaborators), let colleagues know about some interesting little find that isn’t big enough for a full article, keep folks posted on what you are doing. More specifics here. This is not limited to archaeologists, folks!