Carmen Ceron at the Amak Site, 2011
WHERE IS THIS SUMMER'S DIG?
Community Archaeology 2013 will take place atthe Kashevaroff Site, at the head of Womens Bay. Students and volunteers are invited to an organizational meeting about the program on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 pm in the Alutiiq Museum gallery.
WHEN CAN I WORK?
Participants should plan to spend one full day at the dig on their first visit. Half days can be scheduled after a day of training.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This project is free and open to the public. Any one age 14 or older may participate. Please call the museum to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Group tours of the excavation are also available. To reserve a space on the excavation for a day, a week, or more, or to arrange a tour, contact
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM NOT FROM KODIAK?
Yes. The museum is happy to include out-of-town volunteers. However, we do not provide assistance with housing, transportation, or other necessities like food, showers, and laundry. Out-of-town volunteer must plan to be self-sufficient.
Excavations at the Amak site, 2011
WHAT DO I BRING?
Warm layers of clothing, rain gear, rubber boots, a hat, gloves, bug spray, sun screen, a bag lunch, and a water bottle. We’ll provide the digging gear. No firearms are permitted.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Participants meet daily at the Alutiiq Museum to carpool to the site. Volunteers may drive their personal vehicles to the site.
WHAT WILL I DO?
Participants will assist museum archaeologists with every aspect of the excavation, from digging and mapping to screening dirt and carrying buckets. Wear old clothes. You will get dirty!
Each summer, the Alutiiq Museum offers Community Archaeology participants the chance to earn high school or college credit for participating in the excavation through the Kodiak Island Borough School District and Kodiak College, a branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage . Graduate student credit can also be arranged. Click here to learn more about earning academic credits.