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Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Our guest this morning is Hollis Mickey, Director of Learning and Engagement at the Anchorage Museum, to talk about an opportunity to learn about archery in a historical context, as well as where to practice here and now in the Anchorage Bowl - coming up at the museum,  Nov. 9;

Later on in December, on the 10th another intensive - all about Fire & Wood, from selecting and curing for a fireplace or wood stove to using for smoking food.  

In 2009, Quinahagak villagers noticed an eroding shoreline was uncovering arrowheads, and contacted the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Now, an archeological dig is revealing bows and arrowheads, armor made of antlers, ash, and skeletal remains -- evidence of the "bow and arrows" wars of Yup'ik folklore. Roofs were "riddled" with arrowpoints, evidence of a battle. Elders call the site Arilik, which means "lots of ash" in Yup'ik.