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Walakpa Archaeological Salvage Project (WASP)
|Location||Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska|
|Research Focus||Preserve the Archaeological Heritage of Alaska's Iñupiat People|
In the summer of 2016, an international rescue response was mounted to preserve the rich archaeological heritage of the Iñupiat people of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
The fieldwork was carried out with a volunteer crew of 27, made up of professional archaeologists, graduate students, advanced undergraduates and local interns with Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science. They came from as far away as France, and as close as Barrow. Hunter College anthropology MA students Erina Perez and Barry Gordon were among the volunteers.
Learn how Hunter students participated in an international rescue response to help preserve the archaeological heritage of Alaska's Iñupiat people.