Topic ID #34956 - posted 2/16/2015 3:33 AM

2015 Field School - Yukon Delta, Alaska


6th July – 15th August 2015 

The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology and its partnering institutions are working in association with the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak and Qanirtuuq, Inc. to save their archaeological heritage threatened by melting permafrost and rising levels of the Bering Sea.

This field school gives you the unique opportunity to work on the remains of a late pre-contact Yup’ik village occupied between c.1300-1750 AD. This was a period of climatic instability and socio-political unrest and the site provides the first archaeological evidence for the Bow and Arrow Wars.

You will gain experience working in the Alaskan bush and be part of an exciting multidisciplinary project dealing with environmental archaeology, paleoecology and material culture. Our international team works in close partnership with the Indigenous Yup’ik community to excavate, record and survey archaeological sites on their land located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  

For more information about the project and previous excavations at the site please visit and or email Dr Charlotta Hillerdal at

The cost for the field school is 600 USD per week – this includes accommodation and food. The minimum stay is for 3 weeks starting on July 6th or July 27th

To apply please send a cover letter and CV (specifying your preferred entry date and the duration of your stay) to by 1st May 2015 


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