The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

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Carl Blair

Carl Blair

Contact

906-487-3625
cblair@mtu.edu

Lecturer in History and Archaeology

Professor Blair is an European archaeologist who studies early, large scale production, especially that of iron. His present research interests include an on-going experimental program, SMELT, in which replica iron smelting furnaces are built and operated in full production campaigns. The most recent SMELT campaign took place in May 1999 when a . . .

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Carl Blair

Carl Blair

Contact

906-487-3625
cblair@mtu.edu

Lecturer in History and Archaeology

Professor Blair is an European archaeologist who studies early, large scale production, especially that of iron. His present research interests include an on-going experimental program, SMELT, in which replica iron smelting furnaces are built and operated in full production campaigns. The most recent SMELT campaign took place in May 1999 when a . . .

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Timothy J. Scarlett

Timothy J. Scarlett

PhD, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002

Contact

906-487-2359
scarlett@mtu.edu

Associate Professor

Timothy James Scarlett grew up in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After working on his first dig as a 17-year-old high school student,  Tim dedicated his life to the archaeological study of American history. After taking degrees in anthropology and/or archaeology from the University of Arizona (BA, 1991), Boston University (MA, 1994), . . .