Anne Jensen ’78 was the subject of a Smithsonian.com article on archeologists in Alaska racing to protect ancient treasures. These archeologists are working to preserve Iñupiat artifacts being lost at sea due to global warming.
From the article:
“For three decades, Jensen has tried to find and tell the stories locked in frozen dirt here on Alaska’s North Slope, the home of the Iñupiat, as they are known today. But as much as Jensen wishes she could do just that, her most important work on this thawing, eroding land is simply trying to protect what’s left of Walakpa, and other vanishing sites, from a warming climate.”