JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service will present a series of free hour-long lectures on archeology as part of a regional archeology meeting during the week of March 3. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
The first lecture, "Easter Island: A Far Corner of Polynesia," will be given by Tongass National Forest archaeologist Pat Bower on Monday, March 3.
On Tuesday, March 4, Tongass National Forest archeologist Terry Fifield will discuss petroglyphs and archeology on Prince of Wales Island in a talk entitled "An Archaeological Update: Caves, Rock Art, and Partnerships on Prince of Wales Island."
On Wednesday, March 5, Chugach National Forest archaeologist Linda Finn Yarborough will give a talk, "Archeological Investigations in Prince William Sound: Palugvik, a National Register Landmark," and Chugach National Forest archaeologist Tony Largaespada will lecture on "Rediscovering the Iditarod Trail."
On Thursday, March 6, Fifield will give another lecture entitled "A History of Totem Park," and Tongass archaeologist Mark McCallum will talk on "Ancient Fish Traps of Southeast."