A Provisional Cultural Resource Survey off Northern Alaska

Author(s): James D. Moore III

Year: 2013

Summary

The United States' Bureau of Ocean Energy Managemnt (BOEM) will require comprehensive and integrated scientific information from the northern Alaska region's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to improve regulatory decisions and environmental analyses that will be pertinent for allowing lease sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to energy industry representatives.  BOEM is also manadated to mitigate the effects of its actions on submerged cultural resource materials.  By joining the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP), BOEM will enhance its multi-lateral Arctic research coordination by combining its research interests, including the surveying of cultural resource materials, with multiple Federal agencies.  Due to the harsh seasonal variablility of this area, a pilot study is needed in order to refine the optimal survey methodologies and needed equipment to survey this comparatively unexplored region, which may feature cultural remains dating among the very earliest of the Paleoindian period.

Cite this Record

A Provisional Cultural Resource Survey off Northern Alaska. James D. Moore III. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428195)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 442