Carmen Ceron at the Amak Site, 2011
WHERE IS NEXT SUMMER'S DIG?
Community Archaeology 2015 will take place at the Kashevaroff Site, at the head of Womens Bay.
Orientation Meeting: July 9, 7:00 pm Alutiiq Museum
Field Work: July 13 - 31, Monday - Friday
Lab Work: August 3 - 7
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?
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 volunteers 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.