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Local-scale rendition of the location of Fort St. Joseph, creator unknown, believed to have been drawn around 1900.
2002 and 2004 Artifacts (2004)
Professional photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2002 and 2004 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
2006 and 2007 Artifacts (2007)
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2006 and 2007 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
2008 and 2009 Artifacts (2009)
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2008 and 2009 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
2010 Artifacts (2010)
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2010 field season from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
Artist's Rendition of Fort St. Joseph (2011)
Not based on archaeological or historical findings, this image is purely speculative as to the appearance of Fort St. Joseph. It is however historically accurate in terms of the potential placement of buildings within a palisade and the architectural styles that may have been represented at the fort.
Images illustrating the installation, utilization, and evolution, 2006-2010 of a dewatering system at the site of Fort St. Joseph to lower the ground water table sufficiently to allow for excavation.
Early Collecting in the Vicinity of Fort St. Joseph (1900)
Early 20th century collectors, likely Beeson and Crane in the vicinity of the site of Fort St. Joseph. At the time, the land was in till.
Images illustrating the excavation process at the site of Fort St. Joseph, 2006-2010.
Excavation Units (2010)
Images illustrating, in most cases, the plan view of the final depth of excavation, with all units from 2006 through 2010 represented.
Images illustrating architectural and other features uncovered at Fort St. Joseph from 2002 to 2010.
Field Laboratory (2010)
Images depicting various laboratory activities during the 2006-2010 field seasons.
Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Logo (2009)
Logo developed for the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. Incorporates feathers into the French fleur-de-lis, symbolizing the multi-faceted interactions and negotiations between Native and European peoples that took place in the context of the fur trade at Fort St. Joseph. Blue and red are representative of the colors of the French flag.
General Site (2010)
Images depicting the site of Fort St. Joseph in general, before, during, and after excavation, in particular highlighting the site's proximity to the Fort St. Joseph River and the challenges this poses, 2006-2010.
Long-Nosed God heads (2010)
These are images of the Long-Nosed God, adapted from Hall's "Archeaology of the Soul" (1997). Dates to AD 1050-1200. Tim Pauketat believes these derived from Tlaloc imagery.
Long-Nosed god mask (2010)
This is an image of a Long-Nosed god mask made from shell. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Media Day (2010)
Photographs from 2008, 2009, and 2010 Media Days at the site of Fort St. Joseph during which the press and members of the Western Michigan University and Niles communities and other involved parties were invited to experience talks and tours prior to the opening of the site to the public for the annual Archaeology Open House.
Open House (2010)
Photographs from the 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Archaeology Open Houses at the site of Fort St. Joseph. Since 2004, the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House has been the culmination of Western Michigan University's field school, and the showpiece of its public education and outreach initiative. Free of charge, the public is invited to view ongoing excavations and to interact with the student archaeologists. To assist with interpreting the archaeology, past open houses have offered...
Ramey Knives (2010)
This is an image of Ramey Knives. Image from lithiccastinglab.com
Summer Camps (2010)
Photographs from the 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010 Summer Camps at the site of Fort St. Joseph. Each field season, three summer camps are held: a camp for young adults, a camp for adults, and a camp for teachers. These camps provide the members of Niles and surrounding communities with the opportunity to engage in active excavations. Summer campers receive hands-on training in archaeological field techniques, as well as a more in-depth knowledge of the historical context of the fort. For the first...
Wet Screening (2010)
Images illustrating the use of an on-site wet screening operation to maximize artifact recovery at the site of Fort St. Joseph, 2006-2010.