Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: Public Outreach in the 2016 Field Season


The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a collaboration between the city of Niles, Michigan and Western Michigan University. The Project’s field school teaches archaeological techniques in an environment where students engage with the community to help understand local history. The project holds a lecture series featuring guest speakers and concludes the season with an annual archaeological open house. Throughout the field season, we are invited by individuals and organizations for community meals to share our experiences. In addition, we attend the local farmer’s market and update online followers with posts via social media pages. The project is true public archaeology because of the support from our advisory commission and community. We aim to educate the public and create long-lasting relationships. A community, well-educated and interested, will provide emotional and financial support to help the project continue.

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Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: Public Outreach in the 2016 Field Season. Elizabeth Mantyck, Michael Nassaney, Austin J George, Erika K Loveland, Genevieve Perry. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435591)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 667