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Erosion threatens Alaskan sites

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Coastal erosion in Alaska has damaged archaeological sites in the Western Arctic National Parklands.

“These sites are important because they tell the story of people who lived and adapted from up to 5,500 years ago to the present and continue to add to the record,” Holt said from Kotzebue last week.

Now in its third year, the park service’s latest erosion project, in partnership with Portland State University, involves documenting, evaluation and excavation of the most relevant and sensitive sites; those at the greatest risk of disappearing.

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Story: Jillian Rogers, Arctic Sounder | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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