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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 62 volunteers and families, our team has evaluated 580 sites through 1329 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



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

Quyanaa to our 2015 Site Stewards

Suzanne Abraham, Joe Black, Andy Christofferson, Jennifer Culberston, Brigid and Harry Dodge, Ginger Duncan, Howard Golden and Crew, Marnie Leist, Mike Munsey and Family, Dan Ogg, Susan Payne, Patrick Saltonstall, Mark and Jack Withrow, Jeffery Woods, and Mike Zweng. 

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.