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Russian archaeological projects to be discussed at state museum lecture

Posted: March 13, 2013 - 11:05pm

This week’s Andrew P. Kashevarof Memorial lecture, the final lecture of the series, will be “Exploring the Archaeology of Alaska’s Colonial Russian Settlements” with state archaeologist Dave McMahan of the Office of History and Archaeology. It begins at noon Thursday, March 14, at the Alaska State Museum. Admission is free and visitors are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

McMahan will explore some of the archaeological projects that have been undertaken at colonial Russian sites, both in Alaska and Russia, and how these studies have influenced our understanding of life in Alaska’s Russian settlements.

The annual lecture series features new research on a variety of topics drawn from the collections of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museums, presented by staff from each of these institutions and visiting researchers. The lecture series is held each winter in honor of A.P. Kashevarof, the first librarian and curator of the Alaska Historical Library and Museum, 1919-1940.

Winter hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.museums.alaska.gov.

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