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Metal Sensing and Indigenous Copper from Isle Royale National Park and Gila National Forest

Author(s): Casey Campetti ; Christopher Adams

Year: 2017

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Summary

Though much professional work utilizing metal sensing comes from within the historic period and battlefield archaeology, the application of metal sensing techniques to precontact sites has much to offer contemporary studies of copper use in the U.S., particularly inter- and intra-site geospatial analyses of indigenous copper exploitation. Ongoing research in two U.S. regions is illustrative of the contributions metal sensing technology is making to studies of copper and copper technology. Recent work at relect shoreline sites on Isle Royale National Park in northern Michigan and Mimbres sites within Gila National Forest in New Mexico serve as case studies highlighting new insight into copper exploitation in the northern Lake Superior Basin and the American Southwest.


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Metal Sensing and Indigenous Copper from Isle Royale National Park and Gila National Forest. Casey Campetti, Christopher Adams. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431779)


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Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16889

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America