Great introduction to the world of Industrial Archeology
Field Research Assistant II (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – August 12, 2013
Walking eight to twelve miles a day was just the start. Our team conducted daily pedestrian surveys of mining hazards, where we photographed, annotated information, and mitigated (when we could) these hazards in rural areas of Fairbanks. Other team members included professors from Archeology programs in the U.S, other graduate and undergraduates from the Anthropological discipline, and BLM workers who seamlessly worked to catalogue and identify the landscape traits. One of the hardest, but most enjoyable, parts of the job was conceptualizing how geological and modern industrial process affected the landscape and lives of historical miners, and how that is seen and interpreted on the landscape in modern times.