Military training areas, clues to prehistoric past
Photo Credit: Brian W. Schlumbohm, Fort Wainwright PAO
High school students from Alaska and the Lower 48 participated in a six-day-long archaeological dig at a site called Big Lake Overlook which is located far back on military training lands near Fort Greely. The site has shown potential for early prehistoric human activity. The students and instructors are part of the Alaska Summer Research Academy Program, a two-week-long learning experience for kids in grades 9 through 12. Students in this particular module of archaeology have been shown excavation techniques, mapping, and identification of artifacts and a broad range of scientific methods in order to record and decipher clues about findings. This particular module was a well-organized partnership between Fort Wainwright's Environmental Center, the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands and the University of Alaska's Museum of the North. (Photo by Brian Schlumbohm/Fort Wainwright PAO)
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