What’s In This Midden?
Midden Ancient Trash Heap
A midden is an ancient trash heap. Taking a look at ancient peoples’ garbage helps us understand what their lives were like.
The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, FrontierScientists and the video production company WonderVisions present “The Cape Alitak Petroglyphs”, a series of short videos that explore Alutiiq heritage at the southern tip of Kodiak Island. Produced with support from the National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage program and a Tribal Historic Preservation grant, the videos document recent archaeological research on Kodiak rock art and archaeological findings.
The Petroglyphs of Kodiak Island — Prehistoric rock art decorates Kodiak Island. Ancient depictions of faces, people, and animals pecked into granite bedrock serve as a fascinating glimpse into the Alutiiq peoples’ rich heritage. Explore Native artwork and join the people working to preserve this unique archaeological record in these videos... Read More >