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Alaska State Museum

ArchiveJuneau, Alaska, United States
About: Alaska State Museum is a archive organization based out in Juneau, Alaska, United States. The organization has 2 authors who have published 2 publications receiving 3 citations.

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TL;DR: Basketry artifacts fabricated from spruce and cedar limb wood and root and the inner bark of yellow and red cedar have been found in water-saturated archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest since the mid-twentieth century as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Basketry artifacts fabricated from spruce and cedar limb wood and root and the inner bark of yellow and western red cedar have been found in water-saturated archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest since the mid-twentieth century. These artifacts range in age from a few centuries to more than 5000 years old. While these materials retain their overall physical structure due to burial in an anoxic environment they are degraded on the cellular level. Experiments and treatments performed by archaeologists and conservators over the past 50 years have attempted to stabilize these degraded structures and minimize splitting, crumbing, and distortion of the woven structures as they dried. Many of these tests and treatments are published in out-of-print conference proceedings or remain unpublished in conservation lab records. This review of tests and treatments as well as a current condition assessment of several collections brings this information together for the first time and allows conservators an...

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TL;DR: The entire notion of museums and the collection of artefacts is fundamentally alien to the partly nomad culture of Native Alaska as mentioned in this paper, which is why the concept of museums is fundamentally foreign to the people of Alaska.
Abstract: The entire notion of museums and the collection of artefacts is fundamentally alien to the partly nomad culture of Native Alaska. How then, should a museum such as the Alaska State Museum go about ...

1 citations


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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Ellen Carrlee112
Steve Henrikson111
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
20131
20011