We are interested professionals, students , community members, and others who care about Walakpa and the cultural heritage and paleoecological data at risk. We are making a volunteer effort to salvage endangered data (archaeological, paleoecological, and otherwise) at Walakpa in Summer 2017, building on the successful 2016 effort, which secured lots of paleoenvironmental data and found the entrance to a house, possibly a multi-room house. Part of it is right at the erosion face, so if not excavated this summer it will be lost. If we can get enough help, we also want to look at the house that was found when the monument was moved, which will most likely also be lost if not excavated this summer, since there seems to be a big melting ice wedge under that area. We welcome all forms of assistance, from field or laboratory workers, to data entry to help transporting things to or from the site.
UIC, which owns the site, is supporting the effort, and is providing financial assistance for things like food and fuel and supplies.