Saturday Sep 13
Archaeologists rush save treasures of Alaska’s Yup’ik
Project leader Dr. Rick Knecht displays a rare amber bead at the Aug. 27 show-and-tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site in Quinhagak. Village elders Joshua Cleveland, George Pleasant and Nick Mark examine woven grass items found at the site.
Archaeologists rush to save treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline
MCT Volunteer archaeologist Jessica Pepe of Tulane University examines a piece or worked wood she uncovered at the Nunalleq archaeological site outside Quinhagak on Aug. 26 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwestern Alaska.
Students from Scotland excavating at the Araliq site.
At the site of an ancient village near Quinhagak, archaeologists race against erosion to uncover Yup'ik artifacts. What they find not only provides a look into the daily lives of Yup'ik ancestors, but also sheds light on a brutal period in the region's history.
Anchorage Daily News
Archaeologists rush to save ancient Yup'ik treasures threatened by melting permafrost
Darren Cleveland, left, hands his delighted grandmother Mary Cleveland a wooden bowl with a bent wood rim to hold as they attend the show and tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Quinhagak.