Nunalleq: Stories from the Village of our Ancestors is an interactive educational resource for children which tells the story of the archaeological excavations of a pre-contact Yup’ik sod house in Quinhagak, Alaska. The digital resource was co-designed between the local community in Quinhagak and archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen and creatively unites science and and history with traditional Yup’ik ways of knowing and contemporary oral storytelling.
The resource will be distributed to schools in the Lower Kuskokwim School District region of southwestern Alaska on USB drives in time for the new term in fall 2019. If you would like a personal copy you can also download and install the resource on your computer or laptop for free here.
Have fun, and please let us know what you think. If you have any technical issues we will try our best to help!
To find out more about the archaeology project and keep up to date with the excavations you can visit the Nunalleq Archaeology Project Blog.
This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Aberdeen’s Impact, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation fund and the University of Dundee, DJCAD.