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[CANCELED] MAS Lecture | The Wooster Site: Overview of Prehistoric and Historic Occupations and Discussion of Previous and Upcoming Excavations

Dan Wymer, Michigan Archaeological Society
Thursday, April 16, 2020
10:00-11:00 AM
The Wooster Site is a large, multi-component prehistoric and historic Native American site located at a natural crossing point on the Portage River in northeastern Jackson County, Michigan. It has yielded several thousand artifacts ranging from Paleolithic spear points to historic musket flints.

Dan Wymer, who owns 23 of the 29 acres comprising the Wooster Site, has invited MAS members to join him in April for a day of excavation at the site. The exact date will be determined by how soon the frost leaves the ground and the soil dries out enough to be sifted. The focus of the excavation will be a previously cultivated area that yielded 10,000-year-old Agate Basin artifacts during controlled surface collecting. MAS members who would like to participate in the dig are asked to attend this presentation in order to become familiar with the site and the details of how the April dig will be conducted.

This lecture is sponsored by the Michigan Archaeological Society.
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MAS Lectures are free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this lecture, please contact the Kelsey Museum education office (734-647-4167) as soon as possible. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Excavation, History, Lecture, Native American, Prehistory
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Lectures