Expedition Features

From May 15-June 4, a team of Indigenous Alaskans, local community members, and scientists will explore the continental shelf west of Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. Their goal is to locate submerged cave and rock shelter entrances that would have been accessible to early inhabitants of the region. View Expedition Overview

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Sponsor Lecture by Archaeologist Detailing Discovery of Ancient Stone Fish Weir

December 8, 2022

In her lecture, underwater archaeologist Dr. Kelly Monteleone will expound upon the research team’s significant find, which is the oldest stone weir ever found in the world. The trap is estimated to date to at least 11,100 years ago.

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Scientists Discover Ancient Underwater Fish Weir in Southeast Alaska

October 21, 2022

A team of scientists exploring an underwater region of southern Southeast Alaska has discovered what might be the oldest stone fish weir ever found in the world.

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Year 1 Expedition Update

June 23, 2022

We have just returned from three weeks of surveying in southeast Alaska. We had amazing weather. The image below is of Cape Addington’s Roller Bay on the southwest side of Noyes Island. The morning fog would evaporate to reveal a beautiful flat ocean, though, on this day, the ocean swell off the Pacific made things more difficult.

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