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Winter is coming

October 18, 2017

Mike sent us some pictures of the site this morning. It has survived the storms, but is, as you can see, quite water logged – and this morning entirely covered in ice. Snow has settled on the mountains in the horizon. Winter is coming

(Photo by Mike)

Weather over Nunalleq…

October 15, 2017

Once again Quinhagak and the site has been mentioned in connection to coastal storms on the Alaska Weather channel (14th October) – this time a clip from Alaska Public Media featured. This report was made two years ago during the 2015 excavation season. Things have happened since – the cultural centre is in place and the collection will return to Quinhagak in the spring (2018)! Meanwhile though, the site is still there, and still threatened by erosion… Here’s the report from yesterday, you find the Quinhagak/Nunalleq coverage c. 14.30 into the program.

Stormy research project in Fairbanks

October 14, 2017

A new research project studying the cause and effect of severe winter storms on the Alaska coastline is commencing at University Alaska Fairbanks. A very timely project from a Nunalleq perspective.

Nunalleq after the storm

October 12, 2017

Mike has been out taking som pictures of the beachfront at the site after the first storm. The sandbag barrier seems to have worked well, but took some beating. He found a few bags some 50 m from the site. The new storm is expected to reach its culmen tonight with 70 mph gusts and waves up to a meter above the high tide line. This puts them pretty much at the level of the beach front grass line, which means the site/coast could actually be in for a worse beating this time. Finger’s x’d the sandbags will hold.

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(Pictures curtesy of Mike)

Another storm over Quinhagak

October 11, 2017

A new large storm is heading for Quinhagak. Looks like this is going to be a rough autumn for Bearing Sea communities…

Nunalleq 2018!

October 10, 2017

Time to start thinking about participating in the 2018 Nunnalleq field season – and to apply! We’d love to see you there this summer.

Field school ad 2018

For more info click here

Flood update

October 9, 2017

The site is safe. It was flooded, but the sandbags did their job, and the baulk between the excavation and the sea stood put. Good news for next season 🙂