Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:30–2:00 p.m.


Blodgett Hall, Room 109

A Mammoth Discovery! Recent Archaeological Finds in the Alaska Wilderness

.The event begins with a brief social at 12:30 p.m. followed by the presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Associate Professor Brian Wygal, Ph.D., and part-time faculty member Kathryn E. Krasinski, Ph.D., from Adelphi’s Department of Anthropology, will present their findings from last summer’s archaeological excavations in Alaska, including the recovery of a 14,000 year old mammoth tusk.

The Archaeological Field Methods in Alaska course, taught by the professors in the Summer 2016 semester, took eighteen students representing sixteen universities to remote corners of Alaska to locate and excavate sites related to the First Americans. At the Holzman site, the team uncovered evidence of camp fires, meals and tool-making activities, including tools made from mammoth ivory.

Sponsored by the Anthropology Club and Lambda Alpha.


For further information, please contact:

Department of Anthropology
Alumnae Hall Room 218
p – 516.877.4110