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Tuesday November 25, 12:00 pm

Sealaska Heritage Institute Seminar Series

Sealaska Boardroom, 4th floor

The search for early habitation sites on ancient shorelines

Jim Baichtal, US Forest Service

Abstract: The key to understanding early settlement patterns in southeast Alaska is tied to understanding the effects of glacial ice on the land and sea levels.  As the glaciers advanced during the last ice age the weight of the ice depressed the earth’s surface beneath it.  Ahead of the ice a glacial forebulge formed that rolled across the landscape.  As the glaciers grew the global sea levels fell.  As the glaciers melted, sea level rose, the forebulge collapsed and the lands depressed by the weight of the ice rapidly rebounded.  The first inhabitants in Southeast Alaska were living on this rapidly changing landscape.  A model to predict where the habitable shorelines were through time is being developed and tested.  This has revolutionized archaeological inventory across the region.  Application of the model has yielded the discovery of over 74 locations with archaeological material, 17 of which date from 6,890 to 9,280 C14 yr BP. Initial investigation of these sites indicates that they are extensive and rich in microblade technology. Many of these older sites are inland from the present shore in locations that were hitherto considered low probability for cultural resources.

Wednesday November 26, 12:00 pm

**NO ACRC Brown Bag Seminar this week**

PNW Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab Conference Room

Friday November 28, 3:30 pm

**NO UAF Fisheries Seminar this week**

UAF SFOS, Rm 101, Lena Point

ACRC Fall Semester Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center is hosting a Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture series during the fall semester. Talks will be on Wednesdays from noon—1pm at the new Forestry Sciences Lab adjacent to the UAS campus. The lunchtime speaker series is meant to be an informal avenue for graduate students, faculty, and professionals to present new and existing research and scholarship, brainstorm ideas, and have the opportunity to receive feedback in an informal setting.  We invite all interested persons to join us to learn about the exciting research projects and collaborations that are happening in Southeast Alaska.







Hank Lentfer and Richard Nelson

Chasing Sounds: adventures with a recorder



Victoria Wyllie de Echevarria,

University of Oxford

Linking interactions between cultural and biological diversity on the Pacific coast of North America in the face of climate change




National Estuaries Week



Roman Motyka, UAS

Taku Glacier: neoglacial history and future research



John Neary, USFS Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Adapting to climate change at the MGVC—rethinking our footprint








American Fisheries Society Meeting, Juneau



Robin Mulvey, USFS

Evaluating Shore Pine health in southeast Alaska


Jonas Lamb and Caroline Hassler, UAS Library

Southeast Alaska Natural Resource Collection and tour


Jason Amundson, UAS

Subglacial discharge from maritime glaciers


Heidi Pearson, UAS

Marine mammal research in Berners Bay





Sonia Ibarra, UAF School of Fisheries

Can humans and apex predators coexist? Evaluating the sustainability and resilience of rural coastal communities in Southeast Alaska


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