Dating Sites & DNA Analysis (Anne Jensen)

Video Shot in: 2022

Arcitc Archaeologist Anne Jensen discusses the limited presence of archaeologists working in the Arctic region, particularly the North Slope. Anne herself has been engaged in contemporary archaeological work, including monitoring the removal of tar barrels that were used for shore protection in the 1960s. She highlights the significance of documenting such community-based projects. Anne explains that archaeologists in the Arctic study not only ancient remains but also more recent sites. She mentions the challenges of finding earlier occupation sites due to factors like sea level rise and ice cover. She talks about how Arctic archaeologists establish chronologies.