Native Copper Provenance Research in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

These images were taken in the summers of 2003 and 2004 while attempting to collect native copper from several locations within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. At 13.2 million acres this is the largest U.S. national park and contains 9 of the 16 tallest peaks in North America and some of the largest glaciers. The copper collected during this fieldwork served as the basis for a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science in 2008.

Chisana Glacier camp
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Chitina River aerial view_2
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Chitina River aerial view_3
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Chitina River aerial view_4
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Chitina River aerial view_5
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Chitina River aerial view
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Chitistone River_geology
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Chititstone River camp
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Helicopter pick up_Kletsan Creek_2
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Helicopter pick up_Kletsan Creek
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Kletsan Creek native copper_2
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Kletsan Creek native copper_3
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Kletsan Creek native copper_4
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Kletsan Creek native copper
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Mt. Blackburn aerial view
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Nugget Creek camp
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Nugget Creek
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upper Chisana River
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View from back seat of Super Cub
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WRST-NP aerial view
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