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I finally unearthed some long lost slides taken in the summer of 1981 when my fiance, Cindy, and I joined with a group of archaeologists to spend a summer living in Barrow Alaska to excavate a 'protohistoric' Eskimo villages site on the edges of the modern town.
In this picture, taken from a departing Wein Airlines jet, the archaeological site is the large open area with the town to the right and bottom. The site, which consisted of a number of old earth lodges was most likely occupied about 200 to 300 years ago. My personal recollection of the site is quite vague after all these years. I have a lot of slides to get through, so I suspect this is the beginning of a fairly long series of pictures with shots of the modern town, modern Eskimo life, camp life for us archaeologists, some shots during excavation of the site, and more.
Some of these slides are really very very dusty. I have brushed them before scanning, but I've still had to do a lot of touchup work on them.
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