Social Sciences

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Archaeology Field School

Track A- May 13-June 27

This summer’s field school will be focusing on a series of projects in conjunction with Keweenaw National Historical Park and Isle Royale National Park.

Students will:
• Survey for, and excavate, potential sites of prehistoric copper mining.
• Assist in mapping, documenting, and excavating what are believed to be
features associated with the company’s earliest activities at the outset of
the Keweenaw’s copper mining industry.
• Investigate the location of a National Guard encampment occupied during
the 1913-14 copper miners’ strike on the Quincy mine property, adding
new information to one of the region’s most contentious historical events.