Sagviksuk

Welcome! Sagviksuk is an Inupiat word that means, “to come into view.” Our goal at the Circumpolar Laboratory Inventory Project (CLIP) is to bring the collections from Cape Krusenstern, Onion Portage, the Noatak and Kobuk Rivers into view for researchers, Alaska Native people, and the public. Through a Cooperative Agreement between the National Park Service…

Just How Many Objects Are There?

Blogging is slow, and growing a blog audience is tough. I know this blog has been placed on the back burner lately, as we are in the trenches of the inventory process. I’m happy to announce that the physical inventory of the objects in the laboratory are almost finished. The handy infographic shows the number…

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 101-110

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.  

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 91-100

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.

A New Paper from the CPL

I’m going to turn this blog post over to Kevin Smith, archaeologist and associate museum director to introduce some exciting work using the Giddings Cape Krusenstern Collections: “Bacterial tetraether lipids in ancient bones record past climate conditions at the time of disposal“. This paper is the outgrowth of a Seed Grant from Brown’s Vice President…

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 81-90

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 71-80

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 61-70

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.

#Ask an Archaeologist Day and a Few Fieldwork Stories

We participated in a few questions from Twitter for #AskAnArchaeologist day on Twitter. I’m not really much of a twitter-er (?)  tweeter(?) –Twitter user, so Emily Jackson, our social media guru manned the controls and I provided some answers. I discovered in the process that I’m not particularly pithy. I use a lot of words,…

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 51-60

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: Plates 41-50

Now that we’ve finished inventorying all of the material from Beach Ridge Archaeology, we want to share our reconstructions of the plates from the book. Some of the material was not rephotographed or was repatriated so not every plate will be present. Hover over each slide to see the plate number and more information.