Caring for Archaeological Sites
Archaeological sites are a non-renewable resource. Once disturbed, the information they hold is lost forever. Since 1998, museum archaeologists have partnered with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to document the condition of archaeological sites in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. With the help of 65 volunteers and families, our team has evaluated 587 sites (362 of them newly found) through 1387 individual site visits. This represents about half of all the known sites in the archipelago! More importantly, monitoring by stewards and public education by the museum have slowed the rate of destructive, illegal site vandalism.
Stewards of Heritage
Explore the value of archaeological sites and the issues that surround their care.
Produced with assistance from videographer Alf Pryor with support from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
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Stewardship Program Newsletters
|Steward News - Issue 1, May 2006
Steward News - Issue 2, April 2007
Steward News - Issue 3, April 2008
Steward News - Issue 4, April 2009
Steward News - Issue 5, April 2010
Steward News - Issue 6, April 2011
Quyanaa to our 2016 & 2017 Site Stewards
Suzanne Abraham, Michael Bach, Joe Black, Andy Christofferson, Brigid and Harry Dodge, Foster / Finkle Family, Mike Munsey and Family, Sue Jeffery and Dan Ogg, Jeanne Larsen, Patrick Saltonstall, Brock Simmons, Thomet Family, Keller Watum, Wipfli / Harrison Family.
Site stewards Brigid and Harry Dodge in Uyak Bay, 2014.