Nov 17

Pulling up the Blinds: Using Drones to Reveal Insights into High-Elevation Hunting Practices - With Kelsey Pennanen

Are you curious about archaeology, natural science, or palaeontology? You’re in luck! Beringia Centre Science Talks (#BCST) are back for a 4th season.

For this week's BCST, we're speaking with Kelsey Pennanen about her latest #archaeology project. This project seeks to document Yukon ice patch landscapes by using digital archaeology and community-oriented Indigenous approaches to knowledge. Using drone-based aerial photogrammetry, immersive panoramic imagery, and digital storytelling methods, this project documents First Nations Citizens, Youth, Elders, and hunters’ experiences on the landscape to gain a holistic understanding of the deep history and immense transformation in the face of anthropogenic climate change.

The project and its priorities were identified by committees from Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation. Three field seasons of cooperative learning experiences and interactions on the mountainous landscape have allowed us to digitally capture acres of significantly modified cultural landscapes to cm-scale resolution, collect hunter and Elder experiences on the land, and work alongside youth to build capacity using remote sensing technology to aid local land management practitioners.

Join us LIVE on Facebook on Thursday November 17 @ 11 am MST to learn more. Click here to go to the Facebook event.