National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead Gates of the Arctic is the northernmost National Park within the United States and is located in north-central Alaska. It is the second-largest National Park in the states, covering 8.5 million acres of...
National Parks: an introduction

National Parks: an introduction

By Katherine Hodge, Interim Project Archaeology Program Lead National Parks were once called “the best idea” America has ever had. Born of the conservation movement in the late 19th century, the idea of a  National Park hwas brand new. Now, there are 63 National Parks...
Conservation: New Developments

Conservation: New Developments

By Katherine Hodge, Interim Project Archaeology Program Lead  There are many different parts of the archaeological process. Researching, mapping, and digging are important steps for gaining material to study. However, ensuring that material lasts as long as possible...
Conservation: Underwater Sites

Conservation: Underwater Sites

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator In this series so far, we’ve looked at how well artifacts are preserved in wet and dry environments. From textiles preserved in peat bogs to paper in Egyptian tombs. However, have you ever thought about how well...
Conservation: Wet and Dry Environments

Conservation: Wet and Dry Environments

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator  Many different factors dictate how long an artifact can survive. The material type and the environment are usually the most important features that ultimately decide if an artifact survives a few years or a few...