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Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Annual Report, 2012-2013, Michael Nassaney Dec 2013

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Annual Report, 2012-2013, Michael Nassaney

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project continued to maintain its high standards in research, teaching, and public outreach in the examination of the fur trade and colonialism in southwest Michigan under the auspices of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Advisory Committee. Over the past year (September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013) Western Michigan University (WMU) students and faculty, along with interested stakeholders and community volunteers, collaborated in both the archaeological investigation of Fort St. Joseph as well as the dissemination of information to an expanding audience. The highlights of the past year include:

  • The newly released DVD, "Militia Muster ...


24-Archaeological Investigations: Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Site, Stephen A. Damm, Louann Wurst, Department Of Anthropology Aug 2013

24-Archaeological Investigations: Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Site, Stephen A. Damm, Louann Wurst, Department Of Anthropology

Archaeological Reports

This report documents an archaeological investigation conducted on the property of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum (LHBM) in South Haven, Van Buren County, MI, which was given the site number 20VA78. The homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. (1858-1954), a naturalist, farmer, and Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University who gained prominence as a pioneer of the progressive farming movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the spring of 2012, John Stempien, then Director of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, contacted Dr. LouAnn Wurst of Western Michigan University to request ...


Participant/Observer Vol. 6. No. 1 Summer 2013, Anthropology Department Jul 2013

Participant/Observer Vol. 6. No. 1 Summer 2013, Anthropology Department

Participant/Observer

A Newsletter of the friends of the Western Michigan University Department of Anthropology

Table of Contents:

  • Welcome from the Editor
  • Recent Investigations of Fort St. Joseph
  • 2012 Finger Lakes National forest Farmstead Archaeology Project Season
  • Michigan Archaeology Day
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Project in South Haven
  • Where Are Our Alumni Now?
  • Faculty Updates
  • Annual Speaker Series
  • WMU at SHA
  • Recognize anyone?
  • 2012-13 Department of Anthropology Awards


Morphometric Analysis Of Acetabular Rim Shape Among Ancient Mongolian Pastoralists, Jacqueline T. Eng, Andrew Baker, Pingbo Tang, Shannon Thompson, Jamie M. Gomez Apr 2013

Morphometric Analysis Of Acetabular Rim Shape Among Ancient Mongolian Pastoralists, Jacqueline T. Eng, Andrew Baker, Pingbo Tang, Shannon Thompson, Jamie M. Gomez

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

The adoption of nomadic pastoralism may have marked new physiological stresses to the hip for the bipedally-adapted human rider. Relatively few studies have examined differences in acetabular shape resulting from long-term equestrianism. Steppe populations of Mongolia began a nomadic pastoral lifestyle during the Late Bronze Age, which has persisted to the present day, with whole communities of men, women, and children riding horses as part of their lifeway.


Sweet Memories: Confectionary And History In Japan, Jon Holtzman Apr 2013

Sweet Memories: Confectionary And History In Japan, Jon Holtzman

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

This project examined practices, attitudes and memories surrounding confectionary as a lens on historical consciousness in contemporary Japan. Building on a growing scholarly literature that shows food and eating practices to be a potent arena key developments in recent history through the lens of sweets, considering practices that have remained relatively stable and those which have seen considerable change as Japanese society has itself undergone radical transformations.


Playing Politics: Presidential Elections In Board Games, Stephen Damm Apr 2013

Playing Politics: Presidential Elections In Board Games, Stephen Damm

Research and Creative Activities Poster Day

No abstract provided.


Investigation Of The Effect Of Diet, Sex And Age On Dental Health Among Ancient Asian Populations From China And Mongolia, Jamie M. Gomez, Erdene Myagmar Apr 2013

Investigation Of The Effect Of Diet, Sex And Age On Dental Health Among Ancient Asian Populations From China And Mongolia, Jamie M. Gomez, Erdene Myagmar

Research and Creative Activities Poster Day

No abstract provided.


Fort St. Joseph Post - Spring 2013, Department Of Anthropology Apr 2013

Fort St. Joseph Post - Spring 2013, Department Of Anthropology

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Vol 4. No. 1 Table of Contents:

  • Greetings from the Director!
  • The 2012 Field Season: Exploring Structures and Exciting Finds!
  • The Work Starts When We Leave the Field: News from the 2012-2013 Lab Students
  • A Public Presence: Conferences Attended by Members of the Project
  • New Film Released: Militia Muster at Fort St. Joseph
  • Reenactor Perspectives at Fort St. Joseph
  • Alumni News
  • Geophysical Survey: Exploring the Unknown Space
  • Recent and Upcoming Events and Activities
  • Fifth Annual Summer Archaeology Lecture Series
  • 2013 Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Summer Camp
  • 2013 Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Open House