Amber Lincoln


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Amber Lincoln is an anthropologist and has responsibility for the curation, presentation, development and research of the Americas Collection at the British Museum. Drawing on phenomenology, material culture and storytelling approaches, Lincoln explores the practices and narratives involved in making, using and fixing objects. These interests have enabled her to work with indigenous practitioners in North America and the Circumpolar North.

Current projects

  • Collaborative Research: Birnirk prehistory and the emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwestern Alaska, archaeological and anthropological perspectives. [With Claire Alix, Principal Investigator and Nancy H. Bigelow, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Alaska Fairbanks]

  • Reindeer Traditions of Beringia: the 1905 Frank Churchill photographic  collection' [With Patrick Plattet, Anthropology Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks]

Recent publications

P. Plattet and A, Lincoln, '"We take what we can get": The long-lasting appetite for Rangifer on the Alaska Peninsula' in The Alaska Journal of Anthropology, Vol 12 (2) (2014)

A. Lincoln 'The History of Reindeer Herding in the Alaska Peninsula, 1905-1950' in The Alaska Journal of Anthropology, Vol 12 (2) (2014)

A. Lincoln, 'Body Techniques of Health: making products and shaping selves in Northwest Alaska' in Etudes/Inuit/Studies, Vol. 34(2) (2010) pp39-59.

A. Lincoln with J. Goodwin, P. Goodwin, F. Ongowasruk, R. Senungetuk and B. Weyiouanna 'Living with old things: Inupiag stories, Bering Strait histories. (Anchorage: U.S. National Park Service. 2010)