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Local-scale rendition of the location of Fort St. Joseph, creator unknown, believed to have been drawn around 1900.
Professional photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2002 and 2004 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2006 and 2007 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2008 and 2009 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2010 field season from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.
Provides description of all photographs taken during the 2010 field season, including provenience information for photographs of artifacts.
Series of interpretive panels created for the 2008 Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Open House. Individual panel themes are: What is Archaeology?, Project History, Fort History, Change and Continuity at Fort St. Joseph, Religious Life at Fort St. Joseph, Military Presence at Fort St. Joseph, Commercial Activities at Fort St. Joseph, and Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph.
This is a comprehensive database containing information on all artifacts recovered from 1998 from Fort St. Joseph
This document seeks to outline the goals of the artifact database, how it is organized and arranged and to explain the various data fields utilized.
This is an artifact lexicon which outlines all the various artifact types and categories of material that archaeologists have found at Fort St. Joseph.
Provides provenience information for photographs of artifacts.
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.
Collections Management Internship at the Michigan Office of the State Archaeologist and Its Application for the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project (2010)
Details internship at the Michigan Office of the State Archaeologist and the application of this experience to the reorganization by raw material, function, then provenience of the collections obtained under the auspices of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project at Western Michigan University.
Crafting Culture at Fort St. Joseph: An Archaeological Investigation of Labor Organization on the Colonial Frontier (2005)
The study of labor organization through the examination of craft production in complex societies has been a topic of intense scholarly interest (Blackman et al. 1993; Costin and Hagstrum 1995; Shafer and Hester 1991). A number of scholars have hypothesized that goods produced in mass quantities by particular specialists can be recognized by their high degree of standardization or homogeneity (Blackman et al. 1993:61; Schiffer and Skibo 1997). As such, this study employs the theoretical framework...
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.
Dirt to Desk: Macrobotanical Analyses From Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) and The Lyne Site (20BE10) (2009)
Fort St. Joseph, a seventeenth- to eighteenth-century archaeological site in southwestern Michigan, and the adjacent Lyne site provide a recent and ongoing example of historical archaeology posing questions about the notion of culture contact during French colonialism. Effective research questions, increasingly systematic procedures, and a balance between historical and archaeological material have served to solidify and situate the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project’s contributions to...
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.
Eating Ethnicity: Examining 18th Century French Colonial Identity Through Selective Consumption of Animal Resources in the North American Interior (2004)
Cultural identities can be created and maintained through daily practice and food consumption is one such practice. People need food in order to survive, but the types of food they eat are largely determined by the interaction of culture and their environment. By approaching the topic of subsistence practices as being culturally constituted, the study of foodways provides an avenue to examine issues of cultural identity through selective consumption. Eating certain foods to the exclusion of...
French colonial North America was settled in order to expand the fur trade and also secure the North American interior from British incursions. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, France had come to occupy huge swathes of land in North America, establishing a trading empire from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains, and from Hudson Bay southward along the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. As the fur trade expanded, the Great Lakes region proved vital to France’s interests, and near...
First circulated by French traders and Jesuit missionaries on their visits to New France in the 17th and 18th centuries, copper-alloy finger rings bearing Jesuit and secular iconography are found wherever French traders or colonists ventured. Fort St. Joseph was a Jesuit mission and later both a trading post and a military garrison near the modern city of Niles, Michigan. The fort allowed the French to gain better control of southern Michigan and easier access to the Mississippi River and...
The Excavated Bead Collection at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) and Its Implications For Understanding Adornment, Ideology, Cultural Exchange, and Identity (2009)
￼Fort St. Joseph in Niles, Michigan was a French and later and English fort built along the St. Joseph River. It had a military presence, but the majority of its activity involved the fur trade. A variety of French, French-Canadian, Native and Métis people called this fort locale home, which led to a blending of cultural practices. Documents such as the baptismal register for the fort suggest this site hosted daily interactions between the French inhabitants and the neighboring Miami,...
Images illustrating the excavation process at the site of Fort St. Joseph, 2006-2010.
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.
Images depicting various laboratory activities during the 2006-2010 field seasons.