In the late 1600s there was a thriving Yup’ik village on Alaska’s southwestern coast, known today as Nunalleq. This ancient village is the subject of an archaeological research project of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, collaborating with the village of Quinhagak, whose Yup’ik residents are considered descendants of those who once inhabited Nunalleq. February’s First Tuesday Pub Talk Guest speaker Anna C. Sloan, University of Oregon PhD student and project participant, presents “Archaeology in Western Alaska: Exploring Ancient Identities at the Nunalleq Site.” Anna will explore the social identities of Nunalleq’s past peoples through artifacts found at the site, ethnographic accounts, and interviews with Yup’ik elders from Quinhagak.
The February 4 First Tuesday Pub Talk begins at 7pm, upstairs at the Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 West Main. Talks last about an hour, with ample time to ask questions afterwards. Pub Talks are a series of free, monthly historical talks sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
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