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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.
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 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...
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...
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.
Fort St. Joseph was an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post located along the St. Joseph River in present-day Niles, Michigan. Architectural elements discovered through excavation over the past decade at the fort provide insights on the techniques and materials used in the construction of associated buildings. Historic documents reveal little information on the fort’s built environment, highlighting the importance of archaeological evidence. This architectural analysis relies...
Fort St. Joseph 1.0: Creating a Comprehensive Information Management Scheme for the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project (2010)
This thesis documents the effort to curate digital information associated with the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, which has been generated over the past decade of investigation of the site of Fort St. Joseph, an 18th century mission, garrison, and trading post complex located in present-day Niles, MI. A review of literature on the subject of archaeological curation and collections management was undertaken to inform the approach to execution of this project, which included the creation...
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a collaboration between Western Michigan University and the City of Niles, MI to investigate, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of the site of Fort St. Joseph, a mission, garrison, and trading post complex occupied from 1691 to 1781 by the French then British. Since its inception, the Project has cultivated a robust program of public archaeology to involve and invest the community in the preservation of the site and more generally, the...
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.
Summarizes activities and results of the 2000 field season, primarily focused upon survey in the vicinity of the site of Fort St. Joseph.