Patrick E. Martin

Patrick E. Martin


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  • Professor Emeritus of Archaeology
  • PhD, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1984
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 1975
  • BA, Anthropology, Miami University, 1969


I am an anthropological archaeologist who has focused my attention on the study of the physical remains of industrialization.  My career at Michigan Tech has involved a combination of field and laboratory research for a wide variety of sponsors with the development of a graduate program in industrial archaeology. In addition, I have served as the Executive Secretary for the Society for Industrial Archaeology and for several years as Editor of IA, The Journal of the SIA.   In recent years, I have increasingly moved beyond fundamental archaeological research towards questions of heritage interpretation, especially on the international level.  In this context, I currently serve as the President of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, an international body affiliated with UNESCO through the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial archaeology
  • Industrial heritage
  • Historical archaeology