Some suggested readings:

Retrieving Michigan's Buried Past: The Archaeology of the Great Lakes State (Bulletin (Cranbrook Institute of Science), 64.) by John R. Halsey, Michael D. Stafford

Geology of Michigan by  John A. Dorr, Donald F. Eschman

The Archaeology of New York State by William A. Ritchie

Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States: A Modern Survey and Reference by Noel D. Justice

Beneath the Inland Seas: Michigan's Underwater Archaeological Heritage, edited by State Archaeologist John R. Halsey and State Maritime Archaeologist Wayne R. Lusardi,

Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke is a great introductory book for kids ages 5 to 9.

Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities by Richard Panchyk


Hands-On Archaeology: Real-Life Activities for Kids by John R. White


Under Michigan: The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils by Charles Ferguson Barker

In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life by James Deetz

The above books may be found at or in many public libraries.

The Cater Site:  The Archaeology, History, Artifacts and Activities at This Early 19th Century Midland County Site.  Edited by Dr. David J. Frurip.

Invaded on all Sides; The Story of Michiganís Greatest Battlefield By Ralph Naveaux a 400 pg book on the River Raisin Battlefield is available at the Monroe County Historical Museum

Many publications on the archaeology and history of the Mackinac area are available on the Mackinac State Historic Parks website including Keys to the Past by Dr. Lynn Evens

Several important publications on Great Lakes Archaeology are available from The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Publications

The Archaeological Society of Ohio has several books, video tapes and magazines for sale.

The London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society also has several fine publications.

There are also back issues of the "Michigan Archaeologist" Journal for sale.  They are also available through some libraries. These journals are an invaluable part of understanding the prehistory of the Great Lakes region.