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archeology of the Glacier Bay Region, southeastern Alaska

Robert E. Ackerman

archeology of the Glacier Bay Region, southeastern Alaska

final report of the archeological survey of the Glacier Bay National Monument

by Robert E. Ackerman

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Published by Washington State University, Laboratory of Anthropology in Pullman .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (Alaska),
  • Alaska
    • Subjects:
    • Tlingit Indians -- Antiquities.,
    • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (Alaska) -- Antiquities.,
    • Alaska -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Robert E. Ackerman.
      SeriesWashington State University. Laboratory of Anthropology. Report of investigations, no. 44, Reports of investigations (Washington State University. Laboratory of Anthropology) ;, no. 44.
      ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE78.W3 W3 no. 44
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 123 p.
      Number of Pages123
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4379983M
      LC Control Number78626774

      Its retreat has been very rapid and well-documented since its Little Ice Age maximum position at the mouth of Glacier Bay around The Lamplugh Glacier is about 1. A Tlingit cemetery of the period has also been located in the park area. Carried thousands of kilometers from a Triassic region know as the Tethys, these terranes were accreted by microplate tectonics after colliding with the North American continent.

      Black bears prowl the forested southeastern Alaska book of the lower bay, and the glacier bear, a rare color phase of the black bear, is occasionally spotted. The preserve, which is a spectacular ensemble of marine and terrestrial life, is delimited by: The Tongass National Forest borders on the east and north east; by the international boundary with Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park in British ColumbiaCanada on the north; by the waters of Cross Sound and Icy Strait border on the south; and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. Glacier Bay is blanketed by a mosaic of plant life, from a few pioneer species in recently exposed areas to intricately balanced climax communities in coastal and alpine regions. It forms a delta, as observed during low tide. Most visitors to the park come by cruise ship and thus view the glaciers from the water. Most visitors to the park come by cruise ship and thus view the glaciers from the water.

      If the waves get big enough, they crash across a narrow gravel beach and rip away at the remains of the site. Carried thousands of kilometers from a Triassic region know as the Tethys, these terranes were accreted by microplate tectonics after colliding with the North American continent. The nearest road head and airport are in the small town of Gustavuswhich is known as the southern gateway to the Glacier Bay. Alder, an important nitrogen fixing plant, followed by cottonwood, is usually the first tree to develop.


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archeology of the Glacier Bay Region, southeastern Alaska by Robert E. Ackerman Download PDF Ebook

Arctic terns and jaegers prefer the barren glacial outwashes near the glaciers for nest sites. During his research Muir had witnessed the glaciers in action. Archaeologists unearthed the remains of someone, likely a woman, who appears to have succumbed to smoke inhalation as she tried to dig an escape tunnel under a wall.

Glacier Bay, Gustavus Alaska Activities & Trips

Johns Hopkins Glacier is now the largest tidewater glacier in the region. Steps away from the Bering Sea, archaeologists uncover the remains of a archeology of the Glacier Bay Region that was abandoned after an attack in about Beyond the sheer quantity and variety, the objects are astonishingly well preserved, having been frozen in the ground since about Admiralty Island is known for having the highest concentration of brown bears in the world.

Some of the major inlets, glaciers and the mountains in the order of their location from the entry have been identified from the National Park Service Map. The central one third of the glacier, however, touches water edge with a recorded depth of 30 feet 9.

Highly adaptable plant forms begin to colonize this sterile environment. Carnivore dens tend to be small horizontal caves, generally meters in height and width and about 30 meters long. This was followed by the Russians staking their claim to the region.

Because of the islands and mountainous mainland that make up the Southeast, there are very few roads in this part of Alaska.

Natural History of Glacier Bay

A cove formation here provides for good camping grounds, where strong winds and ice flows are experienced. These terranes originated from oceanic crust, islands, plateaus, ridges and island arcs Jones, The water originates from Cavern Lake on the hillside above.

Discovery, captained by George Vancouver. Many others have been archeology of the Glacier Bay Region that contain only recent deer remains see photos of Starlight Cave at left and above. In blue is the border claimed by the United States, in red is the border claimed by Canada and the United Kingdom.

Those species, which are endangered or threatened in Glacier Bay, include the humpback whale threatened: Mexico wintering populationthe Steller sea lion threatenedand the spectacled eider threatened.

In the central part, a subglacial stream has developed which is seen to shift its position laterally. Their story-telling totem poles can be seen in many towns, especially in Ketchikan and Sitka.Aug 10,  · Some wildlife, such as the marbled murrelet, endangered outside of Alaska, and the bald eagle, threatened outside of Alaska, are found in strong numbers in Glacier Bay National Park.

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The archeology of the Glacier Bay Region, southeastern Alaska: final report of the archeological survey of the Glacier Bay National Monument. Robert E. Ackerman, United States National Park Service. Reports of investigations (Washington State University. Laboratory of Anthropology) ; no.

Author: Robert E. Ackerman. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, large natural area in southeastern Archeology of the Glacier Bay Region, U.S., on the Gulf of Alaska. It was proclaimed a national monument inestablished as a national park and preserve inand designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in The park and preserve cover an.Gustavus pdf the international gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.

This charming community in Southeast Alaska offers spectacular sportfishing and sightseeing charters, whale watching tours and world class kayaking among many activities.Gustavus is the international gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. This charming community in Southeast Alaska offers spectacular sportfishing and sightseeing charters, whale watching tours and world class kayaking among many activities.With so many to choose from, it's ebook to decide which ones you should make an effort to see.

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