This blog is dedicated to the Ancient Lake Minchumina project. This project is designed to study the archaeology and surface geology of ancient Lake Minchumina, central Alaska.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Charles Holmes standing on the "ancient spit" of ancient Lake Minchumina
Part of the ancient spit of Lake Minchumina

Thursday, July 14, 2011

About this project

The purpose of this project is to identify and map the ancient shorelines of Lake Minchumina, central Alaska. During and after these shorelines have been mapped, strategic locations on the landscape will be selected to test for archaeological materials. Our working hypothesis is that late Pleistocene/early Holocene aged sites will be located on these relic shorelines and that a large (possibly Pleistocene in age) fresh water lake would have been an attractive location for early humans to live in central Alaska.