Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Aron Crowell

Archaeologist (Arctic Studies Center)
Department / Division
Education
  • M.A., George Washington University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests

Arctic archaeology and anthropology, museum anthropology.

Publications
Book
  • Krupnik, Igor and Crowell, Aron. , eds. 2020. Arctic Crashes: People and Animals in the Changing North. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Shutt, Lauren, Biddison, Dawn, and Crowell, Aron L. 2014. Listen and Learn: St. Lawrence Island Yupik Language and Culture Video Lessons, edited by Crowell, Aron L. and Biddison, Dawn. . Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
  • Shutt, Lauren, Biddison, Dawn, and Crowell, Aron L. 2014. Listen and Learn: Iñupiaq Language and Culture Video Lessons, edited by Crowell, Aron L. and Biddison, Dawn. . Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Howell, Wayne K., Mann, Daniel H., and Streveler, Gregory. 2013. The Hoonah Tlingit Cultural Landscape in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Gustavus, AK: National Park Service.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Worl, Rosita, Ongtooguk, Paul, and Biddison, Dawn D. . , eds. 2010. Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Worl, Rosita, Ongtooguk, Paul C., and Biddison, Dawn D. . , eds. 2010. Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Worl, Rosita, Ongtooguk, Paul C., and Biddison, Dawn D. . 2010. Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Hollowell, Julie and Crowell, Aron L. , eds. 2009. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories From Bering Strait. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University.
  • Hutchinson, Ian and Crowell, Aron L. 2006. Great Earthquakes and Tsunamis at the Alaska Subduction Zone: Geoarchaeological Evidence of Recurrence and Extent. Washington, DC: National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Steffian, Amy F., and Pullar, Gordon L. 2001. Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People. University of Alaska Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. and Mann, D. H. 1998. Archaeology and Coastal Dynamics of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. National Park Service.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 1997. Archaeology and the Capitalist World System: A Study from Russian America. Plenum Press.

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Article
  • Hutchinson, I. and Crowell, Aron L. 2007. "Recurrence and extent of great earthquakes in southern Alaska during the late holocene from an analysis of the radiocarbon record of land-level change and village abandonment." Radiocarbon 49 (3):1323–1385.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2006. "The St. Lawrence Island Famine/Epidemic of 1878-80: A Yupik Narrative in Cultural and Historical Context." Arctic Anthropology 43 (1):1–19. https://doi.org/10.1353/arc.2011.0105
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2004. "Connecting with the Past- The Kenai Fjords Oral History and Archaeology Project." Alaska Park Science 3 (1):33–38.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2004. "Terms of Engagement: The Collaborative Representation of Alutiiq Identity." Études Inuit. Inuit Studies 28 (1):9–35.
  • Crowell, Aron L., Matson, M., and Mann, D. H. 2003. "Implications of "Punctuated Productivity" for Coastal Settlement Patterns: A GIS Study of the Katmai Coast, Gulf of Alaska." Alaska Journal of Anthropology 1 (2):62–96.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2000. "Maritime Cultures of the Gulf of Alaska." Journal of American Archaeology (17): 177–216.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 1999. "Maritime Cultures of the Gulf of Alaska." Journal of American Archaeology 16:177–179, 181-216.
  • Crowell, Aron L. and Mann, D. H. 1996. "Sea Level Dynamics, Glaciers, and Archaeology Along the Central Gulf of Alaska Coast." Arctic Anthropology 33 (2):16–37.
  • Mann, D. H. and Crowell, Aron L. 1996. "A Large Earthquake Occurring 700 - 800 Years Ago in Aialik Bay, Southern Coastal Alaska." Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 33 (1):117–126.
  • Brooks, Alison S., Crowell, Aron L., and Yellen, J. E. 1980. "Gi: A Stone Age Archaeological Site in the Northern Kalahari Desert Botswana." Proceedings of the Eighth Pan-African Congress of Prehistory and Quanternary Studies, Nairobi, September 5-10, 1979 304–309.

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Chapter
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2020. "The 1960s - 1970s Harbor Seal Crash in Alaska: A Historical and Ecological Perspective." in Arctic Crashes: People and Animals in the Changing North, edited by Krupnik, Igor and Crowell, Aron L., 317–335. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2018. "Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) History and Archaeology on the Kenai Peninsula's Outer Coast." in 150 Years: Proceedings of the 2017 Kenai Peninsula History Conference, edited by Loshbaugh, Shana F., 223–230. Seattle, Washington: Skookum Creek.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2018. "Inuit-Dene Cultural Ecology in Cook Inlet, Alaska since 1000 B.C." in Imagining Anchorage: The Making of America’s Northernmost Metropolis, edited by James Barnett and Ian Hartman., 2–19. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2018. "Native Americans, Museums, and Anthropology." in Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 1, Introduction, edited by Krupnik, Igor., Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2018. "What "Really Happened": A Migration Narrative from Southeast Alaska Compared to Archaeological and Geological Data." in Language, Memory, and Landscape, edited by Pratt, Ken and Heyes, Scott., 2–39. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2016. "Museums and Alaska Native Artists." in Alaska Passé/Present, edited by Céline Ramios., 65–72. Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France: Château Museé.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2015. "The Glacier's Eternal Gift: Sealing, Science, and Indigenous Knowledge at Yakutat Bay, Alaska." in Keeping Our Traditions Alive: Compendium of Best Practices in Promoting the Traditional Ways of Life of Arctic Indigenous Peoples, 48–49. Ottawa: The Arctic Council Secretariat.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2015. "Sharing Knowledge thorugh the Looking Both Ways Exhibition." in Kal'unek--From Karluk, Kodiak Alutiiq History and the Archaeology of Karluk One, edited by Steffian, Amy F., Leist, Marnie A., and Haakanson, Sven D., 301–303. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2014. "Cook and Russian Colonialism in Southern Alaska." in Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, edited by Barnett, James K. and Nicandri, David., 149–169. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. and Kay, Sharon. 2014. "Aleut Basketry at the Kunstkamera: Linking Traditional and Contemporary Arts." in Catalog of the Aleut Collections of the Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg, edited by Korsun, Sergei., 39–46. St. Petersburg, Russia: Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2011. "Ethnicity and Periphery: The Archaeology of Identity in Russian America." in The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Context, edited by Croucher, Sarah K. and Weiss, Lindsay., 85–104. New York: Springer.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2010. "Introduction." in Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska, edited by Crowell, Aron L., Worl, Rosita, Ongtooguk, Paul, and Biddison, Dawn D. ., 12–27. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2009. "The Art of Iñupiaq Whaling: Elders' Interpretations of International Polar Year Ethnological Collections." in Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science, edited by Krupnik, Igor, Lang, Michael A., and Miller, Scott E., 99–114. IPY. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.097884601X.9
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2009. "Sea Mammals in Art, Ceremony, and Belief: Knowledge Shared by Yupik and Iñupiaq Elders." in Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, edited by Fitzhugh, William W., Hollowell, Julie, and Crowell, Aron L., 206–225. New Haven, CT: Princeton University Art Museum.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2009. "Russian Colonization of Alaska and the Northwest Coast." in Archaeology in America (Vol. 4), edited by McManamon, Francis P., Cordell, Linda S., Lightfoot, Kent G., and Milner, George R., 282–286. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2009. "Archaeology of a Borderland: Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, Southern Alaska Coast." in Archaeology in America (Vol. 4), edited by McManamon, Francis P., Cordell, Linda S., Lightfoot, Kent G., and Milner, George R., 258–260. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Fitzhugh, William W. and Crowell, Aron L. 2009. "Ancestors and Ivories: Art of the Ancient Bering Sea." in Gifts for the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories From Bering Sea, edited by Hollowell, Julie and Crowell, Aron L., 18–41. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2008. "The St. Lawrence Island Famine and Epidemic, 1878-80: A Yupik Narrative in Cultural and Historical Context." in Living with Stories: Telling, Re-telling, and Remembering, edited by Schneider, William., 36–67. Logan: Utah State University Press.
  • Crowell, Aron L. 2002. "Russian Colonialism." in Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology, 486–489.
  • Fitzhugh, William W. and Crowell, Aron L. 1988. "Crossroads of Continents: Beringian Oecumene." in Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia, edited by Fitzhugh, William W. and Crowell, Aron L., 9–16. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Fitzhugh, William W., Rousselot, Jean-Loup, and Crowell, Aron L. 1988. "Maritime Economies of the North Pacific Rim." in Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska, edited by Fitzhugh, William W. and Crowell, Aron L., 151–172. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

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