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Laura ThomasLaura Thomas is an archaeologist and full-time resident of Barrow, Alaska. As the Field and Lab Director for the Nuvuk Archaeology Project, Laura devotes her time to the long-term excavation of a 1,000-year-old burial ground significantly threatened by erosion. Born and raised amongst the rich geological history of Ontario, Canada, Laura has held a lifelong interest in prehistory and how past peoples adapted to their environments. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and describes her archaeological work in the Arctic as “living the dream.”

Project Page: Ancient Bones and Iñupiaq culture

All Posts By Laura Thomas

Excavating Ancient Burials

BARROW, ALASKA-- Our crew weathered a cold rainy day in the Arctic to excavate two ancient burials at the Nuvuk site on Point Barrow. Though human remains cannot be filmed, worked bone, netting stones and other remnants can be seen... {Read More »}

Living the Dream

BARROW, ALASKA– Since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated with the past. In this video, I describe the fulfillment of my lifelong dream to work as an archaeologist in the Arctic. {Read More »}