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Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater: Lessons from Hunting Caribou Hunters beneath Lake Huron

Author(s): Ashley Lemke ; John M O'Shea

Year: 2015

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Underwater prehistoric archaeology has begun to flourish in recent years, and archaeologists can now take stock of the unique challenges and triumphs of this sub-discipline. Evolving beyond shipwrecks, underwater research today investigates major global changes in sea level and addresses some of the most important questions in prehistory. This evolution requires a new outlook on underwater archaeology in general, as well as new tools and approaches to investigate a broader range of questions. Research on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge (AAR) in Lake Huron provides evidence of ancient caribou hunters and their lifeways which is unavailable on land. This presentation will discuss our research in Lake Huron and the important lessons it provides for underwater archaeologists working with prehistoric datasets and landscapes.


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Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater: Lessons from Hunting Caribou Hunters beneath Lake Huron. Ashley Lemke, John M O'Shea. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433983)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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