ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK / LAB SESSION OPPORTUNITIES
Central Michigan University graduate student Patrick Lawton is conducting a salvage excavation in Chesaning at a 19th century farmstead. The site is in near term danger of construction of a house, garage, polebarn and pond beginning in June. The site also has the potential for the recovery of prehistoric materials. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Patrick at 989-323-1239. Volunteers will meet at 9411 Volkmer Rd at 10 AM. Contact Patrick for dig dates and further activities at the site.
Patrick Monte Lawton
Graduate Assistant, Leonard Lieberman Anthropology Lab
Treasurer, Cultural Resource Management Graduate Society
Central Michigan University
HELP WANTED AT FORT GRATIOT SITE
Due to very recent (December 2014) construction activity at the Fort Gratiot site (Pt. Huron, Michigan), some salvage work was performed by Richard Stamps, Bruce Hawkins and Rob Richardson. Over twenty dump truck loads of soil have been removed from the dry moat location. Soil screening will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. We meet at Baker College, Port Huron - 3403 Lapeer Rd, Port Huron, MI 48060. Go to the far eastern end of the parking lot (it is not that big, so you shouldn’t have trouble). Rob’s cell phone is 810-887-7263, available on project workdays. Feel free to bring along friends and family, anyone who wants to help, is responsible and who is willing to work is welcome. If you would like to volunteer, please contact:
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EXCAVATION IN GRAND BLANC
Don Simons will continue excavations at two pioneer farmstead sites in Grand Blanc Township in Genesee Co. Minor prehistoric components are present at each site. The larger project is at the Waterous Site where, John and Polly and their ten children left a rich record of their presence. It is a single historic occupation dating to circa 1835-60. The extended Perry family was the first major group to colonize at Grand Blanc beginning in the 1820s. The more limited work is at the Perry site where the occupants performed a continuum of developments on home and landscape from circa 1833-Modern. We schedule work at both projects as time and weather permit. For more information please contact Don Simons at 810-695-0433.
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MIDWEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL 2015
The Oakland University Midwest Archaeological Field School 2015 will teach students how to conduct pre-field historical and environmental research, archaeological survey and excavation, artifact identification, and laboratory processing. Students will survey several local areas that hold the potential for both historic and prehistoric archaeological sites. Students are also able to commute to research locations and return home daily. No other travel arrangements necessary. The field school will be held from May 11 to June 27. Contact Dr. Jon Carroll, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, at 248-370-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL AT NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE
Expanding its reputation as the leader in Nautical Archaeology education in the Great Lakes, Northwestern Michigan College will host a Nautical Archaeology Society 2015 International Field School. This two week event
will be held on the main campus between July 12th and July 26th. It will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in Northport, Grand Traverse Bay and an early Archaic
site on the shore of an inland lake. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in underwater archaeology to train with NAS instructors and students from around the world.
Week one consists of an introduction to foreshore and underwater archaeology and the supervised survey of either a dry-land or underwater archaeological site. The second week consists of a series of day-long specialty courses covering topics such as: archaeological surveying, artifact typology, ship and boat construction, flint knapping, Native American settlement in northwest Michigan, documentary research, underwater archaeological surveying and archaeological illustration. These courses are open to anyone interested and no previous experience is necessary. For more details please visit: www.nasnmc.com
MSU CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM
Keep up with ongoing archaeological research on the MSU campus at http://campusarch.msu.edu/?p=2174.