Coming up on April 11! Archaeological Discoveries at Fort St Joseph

April 5, 2018

April 11: Dr. Michael Nassaney presents recent discoveries at Fort St. Joseph. Fort St. Joseph, first established as a mission in the 1680's by French Jesuits, was one of the earliest European settlements in the western Great Lakes region.

Casting Bronze Axe Heads

March 22, 2018

Join GVSU student Conor Kelly as he demonstrates the process of casting ancient bronze axe heads!

Recreating a Greek Kiln

March 12, 2018

Coming up on March 21! Experimental archaeologist Lisa Kahn discusses her work with a professional potter to recreate ancient Greek wood-firing kilns. Professor Kahn is the Archaeological Institute of America's Joseph Veach Noble Lecturer for 2017/2018.

Native American Occupations at the Ada Site

February 9, 2018

Coming up on February 14! Lynn Chapman presents Native American Occupations at the Ada Site! The Ada Site (20KT36) is a multicomponent site located in Kent County, MI. See "Events" for more details.

LiDAR and traditional archaeology at El Pilar

January 5, 2018

Recent advances in remote-sensing technology, especially involving Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors, have revolutionized ancient Maya settlement studies. LiDAR images reveal structures ranging from massive temples to farmsteads.

Archaeology, Astronomy, and Ancient Peoples of North America

November 5, 2017

Professor Jan Brashler will discuss archaeological evidence for the ways that ancient cultures engaged the heavens in community planning, ceremony, art, and subsistence practices.

Archaeological Society Movie Night

October 19, 2017

What do Archaeology, Egypt, and the actor Brendan Fraser have in common? They are components of 1999�s hit movie The Mummy! Join us Oct. 23, 7-9 pm, 132 Lake Huron Hall.

Michigan Archaeology Day: Coming up on October 28

October 19, 2017

This exciting annual event, bringing together archaeologists and the public, is sponsored by the Michigan History Museum. Grand Valley faculty and students often take part. Here's your chance to meet archaeologists and learn about their research.

18-century Connections at Spoonville

October 18, 2017

October Meeting of the Coffinberry chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society. This month�s presentation will introduce the historic component at the Spoonville site.

Lecture by Dr. Eric Cline: Coming up on October 10

October 5, 2017

In this lecture Professor Eric H. Cline will explore why the Mediterranean Bronze Age came to an end and whether the collapse of those ancient civilizations might hold some warnings for our current society.

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