Instructor: Sam Coffman

A bit about me: I work at the UA Museum of the North and have 15 years of archaeological experience in Alaska and western North America. I'm really looking forward to teaching this course and sharing my knowledge and experience with you.

Instructor: Scott Shirar

A bit about me: Scott is the archaeology collection manager at the University of Alaska Museum of the North where he helps oversee the long-term care of collections from archaeological sites across Alaska. He enjoys teaching students of all ages about the field of archaeology and the different ways we can learn about the past.  


Grades: 6-12

Dates: Session 2: March 22 - April 19 - This course has been cancelled. Please contact Summer Sessions with any questions. 

Zoom Times: Wednesdays, 1 PM - 2 PM 

Cost: $195

Description: Archaeologists focus on understanding how humans lived in the past. To answer these questions, we use a variety of techniques developed within the field of archaeology, but also some adapted from within the earth and environmental sciences. These analytical techniques allow archaeologists to describe, interpret, and understand materials recovered from archaeological sites. This module will provide students with an understanding of how archaeologists answer questions about past human lifeways. Pre-recorded videos will be presented online to teach the fundamentals of archaeology and show what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. Each week there will be a new video, activities to complete, and a Zoom session with professional archaeologists for group discussions.

Course Kit Content: TBA