U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Thanks to two BLM-Alaska Fairbanks District archaeologists, families attending the University of Alaska Museum Archaeology Family Day on Dec. 10 got their hands dirty and excavated real artifacts. The sandbox dig was part of learning about the ancient history of Alaska, different aspects of archaeology, and how to make ulus and clay pots from archaeologists Robin Mills and Stacie McIntosh. In Alaska, BLM manages a diversity of important prehistoric and historic sites in an enormous area that is more than twice the size of Texas! Some of these sites contain some of the oldest evidence of human habitation in the New World, dating back at least 13,000 years.
Learn more about BLM Alaska Archaeology!
BLM- America’s Priceless Heritage: Cultural and Fossil Resources on Public Lands brochure
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