From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell

IMG_0661This week on Addressing Alaskans, Associate Professor in the UAA Department of Anthropology and former president of the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists, Diane Hanson. Dr. Hanson speaks candidly about her many interesting experiences doing archaeological work in Alaska. Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains found at archaeological sites and what these bones, shells, and other types of remains can tell us about the people who left them.

Dr. Hanson earned her PhD in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in 1991 and has been recognized for her work on Adak Island that helped establish that archaeological sites were not only found along the Aleutian coastlines, but inland as well.

Dr. Hanson’s presentation, “From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell,” is part of the ongoing Fireside Chats series hosted by the Campbell Creek Science Center.

Listen now:

Click the photo to see the slideshow from Dr. Hanson’s presentation.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)


  •  Dr. Diana Hanson,  zooarchaeologist

RECORDED: February 19, 2014 at the Campbell Creek Science Center

HOST: Campbell Creek Science Center


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