Kodiak archaeology with Patrick Saltonstall

Patrick Saltonstall. Photo courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum.

This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be traveling to Kodiak Island to talk to Patrick Saltonstall. Patrick first came to Alaska  from New England in 1985 to work on an archaeological dig on Kodiak Island as a college freshman. Over the following years, he kept returning to Kodiak for more archaeological digs, and eventually became the curator of archaeology at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak.  We’ll be discussing the archaeology of Kodiak and Afognak Islands, the Alutiiq people who have inhabited the islands for thousands of years, and Patrick’s adventures roaming the islands to discover and document the archaeology of the Kodiak Archipelago.

HOST: Adam Verrier


  • Patrick Saltonstall is the curator of archaeology at Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum


BROADCAST: Thursday, September 12th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 12th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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