“Alaska’s Gold Rush Landscape”
The Alaska Gold Rush left a complex marine archeological landscape extending from British Columbia to the Arctic. This lecture by John Odin Jensen builds on four field projects and the speaker’s experience as a commercial fisherman in Alaska to discuss the vast “shipwreck landscape” and selected sites investigated by the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the Sea Education Association, and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program. The lecture touches on Alaska history and the history of technology, and addresses contested issues of community memory and its relationship to archaeology.
The Nancy Wilkie Lectureship in Archaeological Heritage