Madonna Moss

Anthropological Archaeologist

Non Forest Service

Madonna Moss gives a presentation in front of a projector screen.

One of my favorite science experiences was when I worked at the archaeological site of Nunalleq in 2015. At Nanalleq, wood artifact preservation is fantastic. As I was digging, I found what looked like a toy kayak, but when I rotated it, I saw a deeply incised face. Rotating it again, I could see the face of a walrus. It was described by a Quinhagak elder as a spirit figure and combined the three images into one carving.