Chena River Waterfront
Historical Development of the Chena River Waterfront, Fairbanks, Alaska: An Archaeological Perspective. (10 volumes; available on CD-ROM)
Update on The North Point Site
The North Point Site (SUM-025), located north of Petersburg, Alaska, was discovered in 1994 by NLUR as part of a US Forest Service timber sale EIS. It was test excavated in 1994-1995 and was re-investigated by Pete Bowers and USFS Archaeologists briefly in 2005. It is arguably one of the two or three most important archaeological discoveries in SE Alaska in the last 20 years. SUM-025 is an intertidal wet site with remarkable organic preservation dating to about 2200-2800 years ago.
Deering Archaeology Project
Archaelogical excavations were undertaken in the native village of Deering, Northwest Alaska between 1997 and 1999. Work on the background research, analysis and report pertaining to the Deering Archaeological Program was on hold between 2003 and 2005 due to funding cuts. However, funding has been recently restored and NLUR has resumed work on one of the most important archaeological districts in the western Arctic. An update and summary of this program is provided here.
Anaktuvuk Pass Project
A summary of our technical report on the Anaktuvuk Pass Archaeological Project is currently being published in Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska. The Kame Terrace Site is a spatially and functionally complex site containing both prehistoric and historic components.
Technological Analysis of a Culturally Modified Mammoth Tusk
A recently discovered mammoth tusk from the Seward Peninsula was loaned to NLUR for study. This 35,000 year old specimen exhibits distinctive cut and hack marks which were clearly the result of human activity. We describe this artifact and review mammoth ivory technology from throughout Alaska and Siberia. This paper is currently being published in Journal of Archaeological Science.
History of Mining on Upper Fish Creek, Fairbanks, Alaska
Prepared by Andrew S. Higgs and Robert A. Sattler Northern Land Use Research, Inc. P.O. Box 83990 Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
Flake Dispersal Experiments: Noncultural Transformation of the Archaeological Record
Technical aspects of a worked proboscidean tusk from Inmachuk River, Seward Peninsula, Alaska