Mead Site Archaeology Field School
Dr. Ben A. Potter, University of Alaska Fairbanks, leads graduate students in excavations at the Mead Archaeological Site. Together they’re refining what we know about human history and how humans responded to past environmental change.
Findings from the site can tell us more about tool use, subsistence strategies, social organizations and cultures of early people in North America. Mead serves as a field school.
“Part of the intent of these kinds of field schools is to have students prepared to be professional archaeologists.” … “They really get a sense if archaeology is for them.” ~Potter
Tanana Valley Archaeology — Alaska's Upper Tanana Valley holds some of the oldest archaeological sites in northwest North America. Mead Archaeological Site Archaeologists seek out artifacts spanning to more than 13,500 years old at a rich archaeological site where early peoples survived changing environmental conditions. Read More >