Friday, January 13, 2012

Spring Semester Offers Speeches About FSJ

Well, it's a new semester, and the project is busy as ever. Lab work will continue this semester, and planning for the 2012 Field Season is well under way!

This semester will offer some new opportunities for people to learn about the public archaeology that goes on as FSJ through speeches given by Dr. Michael Nassaney. Just a preview of what you will hear at one of these talks, he writes,
During the 2011 field season, Western Michigan University archaeologists continued investigations at Fort St. Joseph, an 18th-century mission-garrison-trading post complex in southwest Michigan. Excavations are providing a better understanding of the activities in the area of the site that is accessible for study. In this presentation, I will discuss recent findings, their implications for understanding the fur trade, and the expanded effort to involve the community through public education and outreach.

We hope that you can attend one of these lectures, and have listed the dates and locations below:

February 15: 7 pm, Chippewa Nature Center in Midland
February 20: Noon, Department of History at WMU
March 14: 7pm, Meader Rare Book Room, Waldo Library at WMU
April 26: 7pm, Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven

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