Application deadline: Thursday, 30 April 2009

For further information, please contact:
Anne Jensen

The Nuvuk Archaeology Project seeks students to join a field crew this summer at Point Barrow, Alaska as part of an NSF-funded research project. The field team will excavate threatened cultural resources at Nuvuk (including a Thule cemetery and possibly more Ipiutak features) and Birnirk, and save the data they contain about the past 1,700 years of history. The field season will last from early June through mid-July.

Local North Slope high school students make up a large part of the field and laboratory crew. Project participants will live at NARL, in Barrow, and will work Monday through Friday. This leaves participants the weekend to experience life in and around Barrow, Alaska. After the regular field season, there may be an opportunity to take part in archaeology connected with a planned revival of the Trade Fair at the mouth of the Colville River.

The project would provide travel to Barrow, Alaska for the field season, room and board while in Barrow, a stipend, and travel to a conference for the student to present a paper on a topic associated with the project. In addition, "room and board only" stipends may be available for experienced volunteers.

Interested students should contact Anne Jensen
( for additional information and application information.

Applications are due Thursday, 30 April 2009.