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Geophysical Investigations of Archaeological Sites in Alaska’s National Parks and Preserves: 2016 Field Season

Author(s): Thomas Urban ; Linda Chisolm ; Sturt Manning ; Jeffrey Rasic ; Andrew Tremayne

Year: 2017

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Summary

Alaska’s National Parks and Preserves have seen increased use of geophysical methods for cultural resource management and archeological research in the past several years. Here we describe the results of geophysical surveys conducted at several of Alaska’s National Parks and Preserves in the summer of 2016 as part of an ongoing effort that has span several field seasons and has now included eight parks and preserves. Examples from 2016 include research at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, and Katmai National Park and Preserve. Our results include successful examples of detecting hearths and campfires with magnetic methods as well as detecting and mapping semi-subterranean houses with ground-penetrating radar (GPR). We also test the possibility of using GPR for snow and ice patch archaeology. As resource management and research tools, our work has shown geophysical methods to be highly effect in these contexts.


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Geophysical Investigations of Archaeological Sites in Alaska’s National Parks and Preserves: 2016 Field Season. Thomas Urban, Linda Chisolm, Sturt Manning, Jeffrey Rasic, Andrew Tremayne. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429482)


Keywords

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Alaska arctic Geophysics

Geographic Keywords
Arctic


Spatial Coverage

min long: -178.41; min lat: 62.104 ; max long: 178.77; max lat: 83.52 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17218

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America