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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.

Please share these films.  Copies can be downloaded for free on the Alutiiq Museum's Vimeo Channel.

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

Steward News - Issue 7, May 2012
Steward News - Issue 8, May 2013
Steward News - Issue 9, May 2014
Steward News - Issue 10, May 2015
Steward News - Issue 11, May 2017

Learn More

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Alaska Office of History and Archaeology
National Park Service Archaeology
US Fish & Wildlife Service Historic Preservation


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. 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 844-425-8844, x18, to volunteer with the stewardship team.

UyakStewardsSm Site stewards Brigid and Harry Dodge in Uyak Bay, 2014.