NSCF member and talk-show radio host Robert Hannon interviewed Monty Rogers, the archeologist who recently gave a popular talk in Fairbanks on the Archeology of Skiing. The show will air on KUAC-FM this Tuesday (tonight) at 7 p.m., and the podcast will go live shortly thereafter. You can also listen to the MP3 file below and find out more information on one of the Northern Soundings websites (links below). 

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Robert’s lead in for his show:

Recently, the Alaska Anthropological Association held its annual meeting in Fairbanks. One of the talks offered, co-sponsored with the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, examined the archaeology of skiing. That caught my eye because I help with the ski club’s Sonot Kkaazoot where you can find traditionalists skiing in knickers. But as archeologist Monty Rogers of Culture Alaska explained in his talk, in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, the locals practice a form of skiing stretching back thousands of years.