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An Overview of 2012-2016 Research Relating to the Russian-American Company Ship NEVA and Potential 1813 Shipwreck Survivor Camp, Alaska

Author(s): Joe D McMahan

Year: 2017

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Summary

A 2012 archaeological survey by the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Sitka Historical Society identified a site believed to be the 1813 camp of survivors from the wreck of the Russian-American Company ship NEVA.  Support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation allowed for background research and marine remote sensing.  In 2015 and 2016, with support from the National Science Foundation (Award PLR-1330939), an international team of American, Russian, and Canadian researchers conducted terrestrial and marine archaeological excavations.  The results of the field investigation, along with archival research in St. Petersburg and London, are adding details to our knowledge of the NEVA’s history and of survival in a harsh environment.


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An Overview of 2012-2016 Research Relating to the Russian-American Company Ship NEVA and Potential 1813 Shipwreck Survivor Camp, Alaska. Joe D McMahan. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435494)


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Temporal Keywords
1813


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 581

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