Topic ID #36698 - posted 2/6/2016 6:07 PM

NMU 2016 Summer Archaeology Field-School on Beaver Island, Michigan


Location: Beaver Island, Michigan (Lake Michigan Island)

Dates: May 22 - June 18

Join Northern Michigan University students and Great Lakes Archaeologist Dr. Scott Demel on Beaver Island, MI this summer as we explore the island's prehistory and early history. We will renew our search for the island’s earliest occupants and continue our investigations at the Late Woodland/Proto-historic MPS-Isle de Castor site. Our investigations may also take us to an early lumber camp or to the farmstead of the island’s first doctor. Learn archaeological survey methods and mapping skills, shovel testing and excavation methods, drone photography, and artifact analysis in a lab setting (evenings).

Register for AN355 Seminar in Archaeological Field Methods (6 credits); estimated additional cost of $1300 for 4 weeks of room and board, 3 meals a day, round-trip ferry ride, and island transportation to/from sites. We anticipate having limited scholarships available to some students to help offset the fee (application information is available at the NMU archaeology field school web site below).

The archaeology field school will be held for four weeks - May 22 to June 18. We will be staying in rustic cabins and/or dorms at CMU's biological field station (beds, electric, hot showers; tent camp sites if you prefer), and we will enjoy our meals (3 per day) at the cafeteria. Enjoy the island's diverse wildlife, swim, fish, kayak, snorkel, and explore the many historic sites. For more information see NMU's Anthropology web site:

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Email Dr. Scott Demel:; or call 906-227-2843.



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