Excel Cataloging Extremes

I know things have been slow on the blog and on the instagram, but that is because I have been digitizing the Cape Krusenstern catalog like there is no tomorrow. It is not a particularly photogenic enterprise. I’m happy to report that I have now digitized each catalog card available (over 8,000) objects or line…

Contexts: The Annual Report of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

This is the piece I wrote for Contexts, the Haffenreffer’s annual report! Check out the link to the rest of the report here: Contexts. The Circumpolar Laboratory inventory project From 1958 through 2015, Brown University and the Museum carried out groundbreaking archaeological research in Northwest Alaska, with excavations at sites on Cape Krusenstern, around Kotzebue Sound,…

Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern: 31-40

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 21-30

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 11-20

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 1-10

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.

Progress and Process: How to Handle the Catalog

First, Blogging and conducting an inventory at the same time is a fairly daunting task. The month of April saw significant progress in inventorying the plated artifacts from Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern. In fact, we’re finished with checking in, photographing, and repacking the artifacts! With this post, I’d like to tell you a…

Old and New

One of our goals for the CLIP is to re-photograph the original plates from all of the publications, and a selection of artifacts. This is Plate 1 from Beach Ridge Archaeology of Cape Krusenstern, showing a selection of the Kotzebue Period artifacts from House 31.   

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…