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Alaska Archaeology Month is celebrated in April. Information can be found at: http://www.nps.gov/akso/history/.

The Alutiiq Museum welcomes educational groups of all ages. School groups can tour the gallery and participate in self-lead museum activities. If your group has a special interest or would like a tour of our laboratory or collections room, call to make arrangements. All group visits should be scheduled with the Public Outreach Coordinator (ext. 22). They ask that you please bring an adult for every five students. For information call (907) 486-7004, or visit http://www.alutiiqmuseum.org/.

Each summer, the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository sponsors the Community Archaeology program. The program is usually a month-long excavation at an archaeological site near the town of Kodiak. Museum archaeologists choose a deposit that will help answer a significant question in Alutiiq history and focus their efforts on sites that are threatened by erosion, vandalism, or modern development. Volunteers, students, and interns are invited to join museum archaeologists in the hands-on exploration of Alutiiq heritage and historic preservation. Participants must be 14 years or older. The 2013 excavation goes from July 22nd to August 9th at the Kashevaroff Site in Women's Bay, AK. For more information, go to http://www.alutiiqmuseum.org/events.html.

The Annual Alaska Atlatl Competition is held in April, which is also Alaska Archaeology Month. Children can practice using atlatls, or spear-throwers, to hit animal-like targets. For details, contact the National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3510.