Alaska's Caves: Unlocking the Secrets to Our Past
Fairbanks: February 1
Anchorage: February 7
Juneau: February 14
In recent years, scientists and cave explorers have mapped and investigated the caves of
Alaska. Research has shown that the caves of Alaska are an integral piece of present day
ecosystems and are also incredible depositories of knowledge about the past. Scientists
are making new discoveries in the caves that are revising modern understanding of the
human history, geology, and biology of Alaska.
DR. DANIEL MONTEITH is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University
of Alaska Southeast. He received a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the
University of Chicago, along with a Masters in Social Science. He then traveled to
Michigan and earned another Master's degree in Anthropology from Michigan State
University. He continued his studies there, and in 1998 earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology.
Monteith has a broad range of experience, including fieldwork throughout Southeast
Alaska. He's been involved with caving expeditions out of Wrangell, Chichagof Island,
Kosciusko Island, and Prince of Wales Island.