Fort earns $10,000 in Michigan Humanities Council support
The Michigan Humanities Council has awarded $10,000 to the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Program for its “A Colonial Militia Muster on the Eve of Revolution” series.
Public Involvement in the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project - Archaeologists are reaching out to potential stakeholders including residents of the neighborhoods in which they work and inviting them to be a part of the discovery and interpretive process.
Fort St. Joseph Wins International Contest - The project won the first ever Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Excavation Outreach Contest, which had participants from six archaeological excavation programs across the country. Archaeological Institute of America
Critical find at Fort St. Joseph - The WMU Department of Anthropology, which has been excavating this site since 2002, unearthed a foundation wall and two wooden posts that helped them determine the partial outline of one of the buildings at the fort. See sketch of possible building layout. | The Archeology News Network
Second Annual Speaker Series: Women of New France - More Information
Archaeological Evidence of 18th Century Daily Life Along the Banks of the St. Joseph River - Dr. Michael Nassaney presented interpretations of artifacts and features found at Fort St. Joseph on at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph. The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center - Public Programs 2010
Exploring Our Past at Fort St. Joseph - WMU graduate students gave a lecture on the history of the Project, recent findings, curation efforts and upcoming events at the Museum at Southwest Michigan College in Dowagiac.
Project Featured in Recent Publication - An article authored by WMU Anthropology graduate student, Ian Kerr and project principle investigator, Dr. Michael Nassaney was published in the November 2009 issue of Past Horizons, the Online Journal of Volunteer Archaeology and Training.