Alaska Archaeological Survey

The Archaeological Survey Unit of the Office of History and Archaeology conducts archaeological and historical investigations in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies, universities, and museums.  Archaeological and historical surveys, excavations, studies, monitoring, and interpretive sign development are funded by and conducted for other agencies to comply with the Alaska Historic Preservation Act (AS 41.35.070), the National Historic Preservation Act, and other laws. Cooperative projects are sometimes undertaken with the University of Alaska, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and other agencies. The Archaeological Survey Unit consists of a small staff supplemented by Student Interns, Alaska Conservation Corps positions, and volunteers.

For some projects, seasonal volunteers are recruited under the state's Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program, available to the U.S. citizens. Additionally, Alaska residents may apply for a limited number of seasonal College Intern and Alaska Conservation Corps positions. Photos taken during some of our field projects are presented in the OHA Photo Gallery.