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Finally, it’s official! Our project proposal Understanding Cultural Resilience and Climate Change on the Bering Sea through Yup’ik Ecological Knowledge, Lifeways, Learning and Archaeology (ELLA) has been successful! The AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) has offered us a grant for four years of research; excavation, post-ex, wider landscape research, and community outreach activities have been funded; and three post docs, a museum conservator and two PhD-students will join the project. The research will be undertaken in close collaboration with Qanirtuuq Inc, and in collaboration with other academic partners. Needless to say, we’re over the moon. No more archaeology on a shoestring! We can’t wait to start this exciting new part of our archaeological adventure!
Those of you with a special interest in Nunalleq diet, hair clippings, archaeological science, as well as those with a general interest in Nunalleq can now become a little wiser as the interesting findings from Kate’s research have been published in American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
The full reference is as follows:
Britton, K., Knecht, R., Nehlich, O., Hillerdal, C., Davis, R. S. & Richards, M. P. 2013. Maritime Adaptations and Dietary Variation in Prehistoric Western Alaska: Stable Isotope Analysis of Permafrost-Preserved Human Hair. In American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Today Rick, Kate and Charlotta spoke about Yupi’k archaeology, Nunalleq, prehistoric Yup’ik diet and working with the Quinhagak community on the archaeological project, to a full auditorium at the University of Aberdeen May Festival wich started today – one of many interesting events to choose among this weekend. We spoke to a very interested audience – but unfortunately there is so much to say on these topics, we were a little short of time for questions. Hopefully there will be more opportunities to readdress the issues in the future. As a reflection we note that we end the academic year as we started it – talking about Nunalleq on a festival. Much suitable we think, as it is so engaging. Thank you for listening!
As part of the May Festival taking place within the University, on Tuesday 7 May, a very interesting lecture was delivered by Dr Rick Knecht presenting the finds from Nunalleq. It was called “Frozen in Time: A remarkably well-preserved prehistoric site in Alaska”, and you can listen to it here :)
On Friday May 10th, as part of the Aberdeen University May Festival, Rick, Kate and Charlotta will talk about Nunalleq and Yup’ik prehistory. Come by if you are in the vicinity!