Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future: Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph
This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project has been conducting excavations in Niles, Michigan over twenty years as part of Western Michigan University’s archaeological field school, now in its 44th year. Students learn archaeological field and lab methods while recovering material evidence from the eighteenth-century site of Fort St. Joseph, a mission-garrison-post. Much of the success of the Project is due to the continued support of the Niles community and a legacy of public outreach opportunities including an annual lecture series and open house as well as a newly established historic walking tour. This poster presents a brief introduction on the history and archaeology of Fort St. Joseph, highlighting the 2019 field season’s local and regional community outreach.
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Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future: Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph. Cameron Youngs, Raegan Delmonico, Miro Duhnam, Erika K Loveland, Alexander Michnick, Michael Nassaney, Hannah Rucinski. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457458)
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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology