Baranov Museum is site of archaeology dig

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008

KODIAK - The Baranov and Alutiiq museums in Kodiak are teaming up to begin an excavation at the historic Baranov Museum site as a part of their Bicentennial Archaeology Project.

This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the construction of the Baranov Museum's Erskine House. Originally known as the Russian American Magazin, the Erskine House is the oldest building in the state of Alaska.

It was originally constructed in 1808 as a warehouse for the Russian-American Company's storage of sea otter furs before their transit to markets in China and Russia.

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