Underwater Archaeology in the Great Lakes by kellena92

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									                                                                     UMMA
University of Michigan
Museum of Anthropology
Vol. 8, Fall 2009
                                                                     NEWSLETTER


Underwater Archaeology in the Great Lakes




B    elow­ the­ sparkling­ water­ of­ Lake­ Huron,­ far­
     ­ elow­the­University­of­Michigan­survey­­ essel
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Blue Traveler,­ lies­ the­ Alpena-Amberley­ ridge,­ a­
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feature­ that­ stretches­ from­ today’s­ Presque­ Isle,­
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Michigan,­area­to­Ontario’s­Point­Clark.­­ ophisticated­
surface-towed­side­scan­sonar­and­remote-operated­
vehicles­(ROVs),­equipped­with­video­cameras,­are­
launched,­ and­ the­ ridge­ begins­ to­ yield­ intriguing­
evidence­of­early­hunters—the­first­confirmation­of­
         a
human­­ ctivity­found­beneath­the­Great­Lakes—and­
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raises­ the­ exciting­ possibility­ of­ discovering­ intact­
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settlements­and­ancient­­andscapes­preserved­in­the­
frigid­lake.

Modern­Lake­Huron­covers­archaeological­sites­from­the­
terminal­Paleoindian­and­Archaic­periods­associated­with­
the­Lake­Stanley­low­water­stage­(10,000–7,500­BP).­The­                Bathometry of Lake Huron with Topography
­ useum­ of­ Anthropology’s­ Dr.­ John­ O’Shea,­ with­ Professor­ Guy­ Meadows­ (Director­ of­ the­ U-M­ Marine­
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­ ydrodynamics­ Labs),­ Professor­ Bob­ Reynolds­ (Wayne­ State­ University),­ and­Assistant­ Professor­ Ryan­ Eustice­
(Department­of­Naval­Architecture­and­Marine­Engineering),­first­used­bathometry­(above)­and­3-D­surface­

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 Letter from the Director

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                                       his year’s newsletter contains a lot of good news about the
                                       Museum. Most important is the imminent arrival of our newest
                                    curator, Robin Beck (see page 3), who will join us this January as
                                                                                                                                       We are delighted to welcome Dr. Robin A. Beck,­who­in­January­2010­will­
                                                                                                                                   join­the­Museum­of­Anthropology­as­Assistant­Curator­and­the­Department­of­Anthropology­
                                                                                                                                   as­Assistant­Professor.­After­earning­his­PhD­at­Northwestern­University­in­2004,­Dr.­Beck­
                                    Assistant Curator of Eastern North American Archaeology, and                                   held­academic­positions­at­Southern­Illinois­University­and­Northwestern­University,­and,­
                                    Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Rob’s arrival                           currently,­is­an­Assistant­Professor­of­Anthropology­at­the­University­of­Oklahoma.
                                                                                                                                       Rob’s­archaeological­research­focuses­on­social­change­among­horticultural­societies­of­
                                    adds a talented teacher and researcher to our Museum community
                                                                                                                                   the­New­World.­His­research­spans­from­the­study­of­the­foundations­of­inequality,­which­
                                    and a renewed attention to our important Eastern North American                                he­examined­in­his­doctoral­work­in­the­Bolivian­Andes­and­in­his­M.A.­work­on­the­Mis-
                                    archaeological collections. We also welcome (page 10) a new staff                              sissippian­frontier­of­the­Upper­Catawba­Valley­(W.­North­Carolina),­to­his­current­project­
                                    member, Jamie Merkel, who will oversee our NSF-funded three-year                               examining­the­cultural­transformations­that­followed­European­contact­in­the­Southeastern­
                                    project to rehouse the ethnobotanical collections in new archival                              United­States.
                                    storage and make the collections more accessible both physically                                   Since­2001,­he­has­co-directed­the­Exploring Joara Archaeological Project­in­North­Caro-
                                    and virtually. The Museum has mounted a major new exhibition                                   lina­with­David­Moore­(Warren­Wilson­College)­and­Christopher­Rodning­(Tulane­Univer-
                                    highlighting our research and collections (page 9) in the Exhibit                              sity)­in­the­Upper­Catawba­Valley­of­North­Carolina.­The­central­town­in­this­area,­the­Berry­
Museum of Natural History, and is a key participant in the LSA 2009–2010 Theme Year “Meaningful                                    Site,­ was­ one­ of­ the­ largest­ native­ towns­ in­ western­ North­ Carolina­ during­ the­ sixteenth­
                                                                                                                                   century­and­was­the­native­town­of­Joara,­visited­by­the­Hernando­De­Soto­and­Juan­Pardo­
Objects: Museums in the Academy,” celebrating the important contributions of U-M museums. Our
                                                                                                                                   expeditions­in­the­mid-sixteenth­century.­Dr.­Beck­and­his­colleagues­first­identified­Spanish­artifacts­at­the­site­in­1994­and­since­then­
graduate student community is dynamic and creative—maintaining old traditions and creating new                                     have­located­Fort­San­Juan,­built­by­Juan­Pardo­in­1567.­The­fort­was­destroyed­by­Native­communities­in­1568,­thus­ending­Spanish­
ones. The photos on the rear of the newsletter were taken at the student-run “Curators Ball” in Spring                             colonization­in­the­eastern­North­American­interior.­The­team’s­excavation­of­the­fort’s­structures­have­provided­rare­insights­into­a­brief­
2009, celebrating the 30th year since the first ball was conceived, and this fall, our students, working                           “event”­in­the­long­history­of­the­Upper­Catawba­Valley.­Rob­recently­organized­a­Research­Team­Short­Seminar­on­the­Berry­Site­at­the­
with students in the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA), organized the                             School­of­Advanced­Research­in­Santa­Fe.­Rob’s­future­research­in­the­area­will­continue­to­add­temporal­and­theoretical­depth­to­our­
first graduate student conference on Material Culture and Archaeology.                                                             understandings­of­the­archaeology­and­history­of­the­Southeastern­United­States,­moving­both­backward­and­forward­in­time.­­­
    Now for the bad news. Not surprisingly, this is our grim Michigan economy and the toll that it continues                           Rob­has­published­widely­on­his­research,­in­his­edited­book­The Durable House: House Society Models in Archaeology (2007,­
to take on the state and university. We are now working to figure out how to trim our very trim operating                          SIU­ Press,­ Carbondale), and­ in­ articles­ in­ the­ journals­ Ethnohistory, Current Anthropology, American Antiquity, and­ Southeastern
budget by an additional six percent over the next three years. This may not seem onerous compared                                  Archaeology,­among­others.
to recent news from other universities, but we are now entering our 8th year of recession and budget                                   Along­with­working­with­U-M­undergraduate­and­graduate­students­and­continuing­his­research­in­the­Upper­Catawba­Valley,­Rob­
                                                                                                                                   is­looking­forward­to­working­with­the­rich­Eastern­North­American­archaeology­collections­in­the­Museum’s­North­America­division,­
trimming, and all the easy cuts have been made. It is increasingly difficult to identify areas to trim that
                                                                                                                                   and­to­making­these­important­collections­more­accessible­to­students­and­the­larger­scholarly­community.
won’t severely hurt our graduate students (our mandated cut is the equivalent of three GSRA positions),                                We­look­forward­to­welcoming­Rob,­Laoma,­and­Soledad­Beck­to­the­U-M­Museum­community.
our important publications program, or other essential museum activities. We will certainly be leaner
at the end of this period, but with your support and the talents of our curators, staff, and, especially,
students, I am confident the Museum of Anthropology will continue to thrive.                                                           Curator Notes and News
                                                                                                           Carla M. Sinopoli       Joyce Marcus­ published­ The Ancient City:             Carla Sinopoli­ returned­ to­ South­ India­ in­ June­     aloging­completed.­With­graduate­student­ Khori
                                                                                                           November 5, 2009        New Perspectives on Urbanism in the Old and            2009­to­continue­work­on­materials­from­her­on-           Newlander­ and­ undergraduate­ Honors­ student­
                                                                                                                                   New World­(with­Jeremy­A.­Sabloff)­(funded­by­         going­excavations­at­the­Late­Prehistoric­settle-         Erin Gager,­ John­ also­ undertook­ an­ interesting­
                                                                                                                                   the­ National­ Academy­ of­ Sciences;­ published­      ment­ of­ Kadebakele.­ In­ October­ 2009,­ she­ de-       ultraviolet­fluorescence­(UVF)­study­of­the­flint­
                                                                                                                                   by­ School­ for­ Advanced­ Research­ Press),­ and­     livered­ the­ keynote­ lecture,­ “The­ local­ and­ the­   artifacts­from­the­­ oswell­sites,­finding­that­they­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        R
  Staff Spotlight                                                                                                                  ­ ndean Civilization­(with­Patrick­Ryan­­ illiams)­
                                                                                                                                   A                                       W              global:­ Exploring­ deep­ South­ Asian­ histories­        could­use­the­differential­UVF­responses­of­deb-
                                                                                                                                   (Cotsen­Institute­of­Archaeology,­UCLA).               through­a­fine­lens”­at­the­38th­Annual­Confer-           itage­and­projectile­points­to­determine­where­in­
    With over 3 million objects in the Museum collections, it’s essential that every item is properly                                                                                     ence­on­South­Asia­in­Madison,­Wisconsin.                                              R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the­ Southern­ Plains­ the­ ­ oswell­ villagers­ were­
                                                                                                                                   John O'Shea continued­his­underwater­archaeol-
stored, cared for, and organized for ready retrieval. Karen O’Brien—our indispensable Collections                                                                                                                                                   doing­most­of­their­bison­hunting,­and­the­degree­
                                                                                                                                   ogy­projects­in­Lake­Huron­(see­page­1),­as­well­ John Speth,­ together­ with­ Karen O’Brien,­
Manager—efficiently, creatively, and adeptly oversees this critical task. She also ensures that new                                                                                                                                                 to­which­villager­access­to­Southern­Plains­herds­
                                                                                                                                   as­his­excavations­of­the­Bronze­Age­tell­of­Pecica­ UMMA’s­ collections­ manager,­ and­ recent­ U-M­
acquisitions are properly managed; she works with curators, faculty members, and graduate student                                         ­Mare­in­the­Carpathian­Basin­of­Romania. Anthropology­PhD­Jamie Clark­(now­at­SMU),­                     was­curtailed­as­intergroup­competition­and­con-
instructors to use the collections for teaching; and she arranges loans of collections to researchers in                                                                                  completed­ the­ detailed­ analysis­ of­ the­ skeletal­    flict­ escalated­ during­ the­ early­ part­ of­ the­ 15th­
other institutions. Education is a major component of her job, as she trains students and volunteers                               Jeffrey Parsons,­ Curator­ Emeritus,­ published­                                                                 century.­John­also­oversaw­the­preparation­of­a­
in collection management activities, teaching them to correctly catalog, handle, clean, and inventory                              Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the North- remains­ from­ the­ Henderson­ Site­ and­ Bloom­                   temporary­exhibit­on­Plains-Pueblo­trade­for­the­
                                                                                                                                   western Valley of Mexico: The Zumpango Re- Mound,­ two­ late­ prehistoric­ villages­ in­ south-
objects. Karen was instrumental in the creation of the comprehensive UMMA Artifact and Digital                                                                                                                                                      Exhibit­Museum­of­Natural­History.­The­exhibit,­
                                                                                                                                   gion­ (see­ page­ 11),­ and­ “Reflections­ on­ My­ eastern­ New­ Mexico.­ They­ also­ finished­ cata-
Image Databases, as well as several virtual exhibits, accessible on the Museum website (which she                                                                                                                                                   based­largely­on­John’s­field­work­in­southeastern­
                                                                                                                                   Life­ in­ Archaeology”­ (Ancient Mesoamerica­ loging­ and­ boxing­ up­ the­ many­ thousands­ of­                 NM,­is­now­on­display­at­the­Hubbard­Museum­
also helped develop and still maintains).                                                                                                                                                                                            m
                                                                                                                                   20[2009]:3–14).­ Jeff­ participated­ in­ a­ sympo- artifacts,­ animal­ bones,­ and­ botanical­ ­ aterials­
    Karen also seeks funding to properly store and preserve the collections, and has worked to bring                                                                                      from­the­previous­excavations­at­Bloom­Mound.­                                        R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of­the­American­West­in­­ uidoso­Downs,­NM.
                                                                                                                                   sium,­ focused­ on­ the­ conservation­ of­ archaeo-
grants from the National Endowment for Humanities, Institute for Museum and Library Services,                                      logical­ resources­ in­ Mexico,­ at­ the­ meeting­ of­ Analysis­ of­ the­ new­ collections­ from­ this­ past­    Henry Wright continues­ to­ work­ on­ the­ issues­
the Museum Loan Network, and our recently received three-year grant from the National Science                                      the­ Congreso­ Internacional­ de­ Americanistas­ summer’s­ fieldschool­ at­ Bloom­ has­ progressed­              of­ developing­ civilizations­ in­ the­ Middle­ East,­
Foundation to rehouse the Ethnobotanical Collections to the Museum.                                                                held­in­Mexico­City.­He­also­gave­three­lectures­ rapidly­ this­ fall­ thanks­ to­ the­ efforts­ of­ gradu-      Madagascar,­ China,­ and­ elsewhere.­ In­ July,­ he­
    In addition to these invaluable accomplishments, Karen helps organize lectures (see page 9), is                                to­the­Escuela­Nacional­de­Antropologia­e­His- ate­ student­ Lars Anderson­ and­ undergraduates­                 taught­ for­ the­ Santa­ Fe­ Institute­ at­ a­ workshop­
Publications chair of the Midwest Registrars Committee, and is on the organizing committee for the                                                                                        ­
                                                                                                                                   toria,­as­well­as­a­keynote­lecture,­“Caminando­ Marissa Spytzman, Caroline Braden, and Katie                    in­Beijing­on­approaches­to­complex­urban­sys-
International Registrars Symposium. And, amazingly, she still has time to play basketball!                                         con­Bill­a­lo­largo­de­los­décadas,­1961-2008,”­at­ Lacy.­ By­ January­ 2010,­ the­ artifacts­ and­ fauna­       tems,­and­participated­in­two­archaeological­pro-
    In sum, if we need to know where anything is—be it artifact, lab report, or photograph—we ask Karen!                           a­memorial­for­the­late­William­T.­Sanders.            will­be­coded­and­digitized,­and­much­of­the­cat-         grams:­­a­visit­to­the­steppes­of­Inner­Mongolia­
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  UMMA Archaeological Field Schools                                                                                                                                   Field Schools cont.


T     he­Museum­sponsored­two­archaeological­field­schools­in­the­summer­of­2009,­involving­undergraduate­and­
      graduate­students­in­field­projects­in­Michigan­and­New­Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                                      During­June and July,­2009,­under­the­direction­of­
                                                                                                                                                                  Curator­ John Speth­ and­ with­ the­ able­ assistance­ of­
                                                                                                                                                                  two­ anthropology­ graduate­ students,­ Ashley Lemke­
                                                                                                                                                                  and­ Ashley Schubert,­the­Museum­of­Anthropology­
                                                                                                       Archaeology­ drew­ together­ a­ great­ group­ of­          ran­an­archaeological­fieldschool­in­southeastern­New­
                                                                                                   ­
                                                                                                   students­and­specialists­to­beautiful,­if­sometimes­un-        Mexico.­There­were­seven­participants­in­the­program:­    ­
                                                                                                   forgiving,­northern­Michigan.­For­the­fourth­consecu-          five­ U-M­ undergraduates­ (Anna Mickols, Elizabeth
                                                                                                   tive­summer,­archaeology­was­part­of­the­U-M­Biolog-           Thom, Kayla Waldron, Abby Work,­ Rachel Yung),
                                                                                                   ical­Station’s­summer­research­program.­Field­school­          one­ MSU­ undergraduate,­ and­ an­ MA­ student­ from­
                                                                                                   students­worked­beside­an­NSF-funded­research­crew­            ­ ilpakorn­University,­Thailand.­Our­excavations­were­
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                                                                                                   that­included­graduate­students­from­U-M,­Michigan­            at­Bloom­Mound,­a­14th-­and­early­15th-century­mud-
                                                                                                   State,­ and­ Wayne­ State,­ and­ undergraduates­ from­         walled­ village­ in­ the­ Pecos­Valley.­We­ did­ lab­ work­
                                                                                                   U-M,­ University­ of­ New­ Hampshire,­ and­ University­        in­the­evenings,­and­on­weekends­explored­other­ar-
                                                                                                   of­Delaware.­Research­focused­on­contextualizing­the­          chaeological­ruins­and­parks­in­the­region.­
                                                                                                   abundant­clusters­of­cache­(storage)­pits­spread­across­           Speth’s­research­at­Bloom­(and­the­nearby­Hender-
                                                                                                   the­ inland­ lake­ landscape­ surrounding­ Douglas­ and­       son­Site,­the­focus­of­UMMA­fieldwork­between­1994­
                                                                                                   Burt­ Lakes.­ Previous­ seasons­ had­ located­ habitation­     and­1997)­investigates­the­emergence­of­economic­ties­
                                                                                                   remains­on­low­terraces­nearby­cache­pit­clusters;­this­       between­nomadic­Southern­Plains­buffalo­hunters­and­
                                                                                                   summer­our­group­excavated­more­than­1800­shovel­              Southwestern­Pueblo­farmers.­At­the­Henderson­Site,­
                                                                                                   test­pits­in­similar­contexts­to­try­to­locate­additional­     two­occupation­phases­were­recognized:­Early­Phase­
                                                                                                   habitation­ sites.­ We­ also­ expanded­ excavations­ at­ a­    (AD­ 1275–1325),­ and­ Late­ Phase­ (AD­ 1325–1380).­
                                                                                                   Late­ Prehistoric­ site­ on­ Burt­ Lake­ where­ we­ found­     The­ occupation­ of­ Bloom­ picked­ up­ where­ Hender-
                                                                                                   ­
                                                                                                   evidence­ of­ a­ dense­ midden.­ Our­ excavations­ of­ a­      son’s­left­off,­about­ AD­1380,­and­continued­into­the­
                                                                                                   number­ of­ cache­ pits­ revealed­ that­ they­ were­ larger­   early­1400s.
                                                                                                   and­ more­ complicated­ than­ we­ expected­ and­ our­ re-          The­Roswell­sites­document­a­dramatic­increase­in­exchange­with­the­Puebloan­world­to­the­west.­The­Henderson­villagers­traded­bison­meat­and­
                                                                                                   search­revealed­evidence­for­buried­pits­with­evidence­        hides,­which­they­themselves­procured­by­undertaking­long-distance­hunting­expeditions­into­the­Southern­Plains,­for­Pueblo­pottery­and­turquoise,­
                                                                                                   of­ structures­ built­ on­ top­ of­ them—another­ new­ and­    and­probably­also­blankets­and­maize.­
                                                                                                   surprising­contribution­to­Michigan­archaeology.­                  Information­gathered­by­local­amateurs­who­dug­at­Bloom­in­the­1930s,­augmented­by­UMMA’s­recent­excavations,­underscores­Bloom’s­role­as­
                                                                                                           by Meghan Howey                                        a­trading­center­of­some­affluence.­Bloom­yielded­many­more­artifacts­coming­from­distant­sources­than­Henderson­did,­including­ceramics­imported­
                                                                                                           (Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire;     from­hundreds­of­miles­away,­as­well­as­turquoise,­obsidian,­and­Mexican­copper­bells.­However,­a­dramatic­falloff­in­bison­remains­at­Bloom,­de-
                                                                                                           UMMA Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist)             spite­abundant­evidence­that­the­community­remained­thoroughly­engaged­in­long-distance­exchange­with­the­Puebloan­world,­seems­to­suggest­that­
                                                                                                                                                                  Bloom’s­inhabitants­had­shifted­their­role­in­the­exchange­system­from­hunters­to­middlemen.­
                                                                                                                                                                      Competition­with­other­groups­hunting­in­the­Southern­Plains­led­to­tensions­between­hunters­and­farmers­that­erupted­in­the­mid-1400s­into­deadly­
                                Collaboration Reveals Unmarked Native American Graves                                                                             conflict.­The­amateurs­who­dug­at­Bloom­in­the­1930s­found­dozens­of­unburied,­burned­human­skeletons;­Michigan’s­excavations­revealed­further­
                                                                                                                                                                  evidence­of­violence,­all­directed­at­“non-combatants,”­that­is,­children,­young­adult­women,­and­elderly­men.­The­violence­was­not­mere­raiding;­
     This­summer,­ Dr. Tim Horsley­ and­ Dr. Meghan Howey­                                                                                                        this­was­warfare­with­the­intent­of­annihilating­the­inhabitants.­Soon­thereafter,­Bloom­was­abandoned­and­the­Pecos­Valley­remained­uninhabited­by­
worked­with­the­Burt­Lake­(Cheboiganing)­Band­of­Ottawa­                                                                                                          village-based­farming­peoples­into­the­early­historic­period,­when­the­first­Spaniards­entered­the­region.­
and­ Chippewa­ Indians­ to­ relocate­ unmarked­ graves­ in­ one­
of­ their­ historic­ cemeteries.­ Following­ their­ forced­ remov-
al­ from­ Indian­ Point­ in­ 1900­ (see­ http://www.burtlakeband.
org),­the­Band­moved­to­a­new­settlement­along­Indian­Road­                                                                                                                  Undergraduate                                                                                           Undergraduate
(Cheboygan­Co.)­where­they­established­a­new­church­and­                                                                                                                     Honors Students                                                                                         Student Support
community­cemetery­in­1909.­Graves­in­this­active­cemetery­
are­marked­by­wooden­crosses,­some­of­which­appeared­to­                                                                                                          In­2009,­four­U-M­anthropology­students­com- Lisa Young­ organized­ a­ poster­ session­ for­ the­      Undergraduate­ field­ experiences­ are­ made­ pos-
have­become­lost­over­time.­During­this­year’s­archaeologi-                                                                                                       pleted­their­honors­theses:                        2009­ Society­ of­ American­ Archaeology­ meet-     sible­with­financial­support­from­the­Museum’s­
cal­field­school­at­the­nearby­U-M­Biological­Station,­it­was­                                                                                                                                                       ings,­ entitled­ Sharing­ Archaeology­ with­ the­   undergraduate­research­endowments.­Thanks to
decided­to­try­and­relocate­these­lost­burials­using­modern­                                                                                                      Maia Dedrick:­ Agricultural Production at a Public:­ Examples­ from­ the­ Homol’ovi­ Un-               your generous donations, in 2009 we were able
non-destructive­geophysical­techniques.­                                                                                                                          Late Classic Maya Household: Off-Mound dergraduate­ Research­ Opportunities­ Program.­                 to provide funds to three U-M undergraduates.
     Aided­by­field­school­students­and­Band­members,­Tim—an­                                                                                                     Excavations at Medicinal Trail, Belize­ (Thesis­ This­session­was­sponsored­by­the­SAA­Public­
experienced­ archaeological­ geophysicist—employed­ ground-                                                                                                       advisor:­Joyce­Marcus);­co-winner­of­the­Sidney­ Education­committee.­Three­recently­graduated­        Elizabeth Thom­ received­ support­ from­ the­
penetrating­radar­(GPR)­and­earth­resistance­methods­to­detect­                                                                                                   Fine­ teaching­ award­ in­ the­ Goldstein­ Honors­ U-M­students­(Claire Barker, Danielle Forsyth,      ­                                 p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christy E. Cogan Memorial Fund to­­ articipate­
anomalies­associated­with­graves.­These­techniques­have­had­                                                                                                      prizes                                             Stephanie Owens)­who­had­worked­with­Lisa­          in­ the­ U-M­ Bloom­ Mound­ Field­ School­ with­
little­application­in­Michigan­to­date,­so­this­presented­an­ex-                                                                                                                                                     in­the­field­contributed­posters­to­this­session.   John­ Speth.­ Abigail Work­ used­ support­ from­
citing­opportunity­to­test­out­their­effectiveness­in­this­region.                                                                                                Danielle Forsyth: Exploring the Political                                                              the­ James B. Griffin Undergraduate Research
     As­ the­ accompanying­ figure­ shows,­ the­ surveys­ were­                                                                                                   Organization of Kofun Period Japan­ (Thesis­                                                           Fund­ to­ participate­ in­ the­ U-M­ Bloom­ Mound­
very­successful­and­reveal­the­neat­rows­of­individual­buri-                                                                                                      ­ dvisor:­Carla­Sinopoli)
                                                                                                                                                                  a                                                                                                      Field­ School­ with­ John­ Speth.­ Sarah Oas­
als.­ Comparison­ of­ the­ results­ with­ the­ locations­ of­ grave­                                                                                                                                                                                                     ­ eceived­ assistance­ from­ the­ Carl E. Guthe
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markers­has­allowed­some­24­unmarked­burials­to­be­identi-                                                                                                        Valerie Grabski:­Regional Relations in the Near                                                        Undergraduate Research Fund­ to­ participate­
fied,­including­those­of­five­possible­infants­based­on­their­smaller­size.­New­markers­were­set­in­place­to­indicate­                                            East During the Third Millennium: As Seen                                                              in­research­in­Romania­with­John­O’Shea­and­in­
the­locations­of­these­unmarked­graves­for­the­Band­to­commemorate­in­the­future.                                                                                 Through Lapis Lazuli and the Vessels of the Série                                                      Italy­with­Laura­Motta.
     This­event­has­strengthened­a­budding­collaboration­with­the­Band,­one­where­archaeology­exchanges­with,­                                                    Ancienne­(Thesis­advisor:­Henry­Wright)
listens­to,­and­gives­back­meaningful­information­to­the­community.­The­work­also­demonstrates­the­potential­both­                                                                                                                                                        If­you­would­like­to­learn­more­about­how­to­
for­locating­historic­graves­and­for­other­archaeological­applications­in­Michigan.                                                                               Dylan Imre:­ A Hive of Complexities: The Uni-                                                            support­undergraduate­research,­please­visit
     This­survey­was­made­possible­due­to­the­openness­of­the­Burt­Lake­Band,­and­Band­member­Kay­Touhy­was­                                                      fication and Analysis of Postclassic Maya Bee-                                                          http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umma/support/
instrumental­in­this­collaboration­between­the­tribe­and­archaeologists.­Tim­Horsley­is­a­UMMA­Assistant­Research­                                                keeping: Production, Practices, and Religious                                                                  or­contact­Carla­M.­Sinopoli­at
Scientist­and­Meghan­Howey­is­an­Assistant­Professor­in­Archaeology,­University­of­New­Hampshire,­and­a­UMMA­                                                     Relations­(Thesis­advisor:­Joyce­Marcus)                                                                            sinopoli @umich.edu
Adjunct­Assistant­Research­Scientist.­The­work­was­conducted­as­part­of­the­UMMA­Field­School­and­the­NSF-funded­
Cultural­Landscapes­of­Douglas­Lake­Archaeological­Research­team­led­by­Dr.­Howey.

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  Graduate Student Support                                                                                      Graduate Student Achievements

                            The James B. Griffin Scholarship Fund                                                               Doctoral Defenses

    Created­by­the­Museum’s­curators­in­1975­on­the­occasion­of­James­B.­Griffin’s­retirement­                 Jamie Clark­ defended­ her­ dissertation­ “Testing­
from­the­University­of­Michigan,­the­James­B.­Griffin­Scholarship­Fund­has­provided­small­                     Models­ on­ the­ Emergence­ and­ Nature­ of­ Modern­
grants­to­85 doctoral students­ in­anthropological­archaeology­to­support­their­dissertation­                  Human­ Behavior:­ Middle­ Stone­ Age­ Fauna­ from­
                                                                                                                                                                             In 2009–2010, the U-M College of Literature, Science
fieldwork­and­related­analyses.­The­first­Griffin­Scholarship­award­was­given­to­Mary­Hodge­                   Sibudu­Cave,­South­Africa”­in­January­2009.­­ amie­J          and the Arts Theme Year “Meaningful Objects:
in­April­1980­for­her­doctoral­research­on­the­Aztec­empire;­the­most­recent­award­went­to­                    is­ currently­ a­ Visiting­ Assistant­ Professor­ in­ the­    Museums in the Academy” celebrates­university­museums­as­
Cameron­Gokee­for­his­work­in­West­Africa­(see­below).­Over­the­years,­and­thanks­to­dona-                     Department­of­Anthropology­at­Southern­Methodist­
                                                                                                               ­                                                             sites­of­critical­reflection,­knowledge­production,­cultural­engagement,­
tions­from­more­than­100­individuals,­many­of­them­Griffin­Scholarship­awardees­themselves,­                   University.                                                   teaching­and­learning,­and­personal­fulfillment.­Numerous­special­ex-
we­have­been­able­to­increase­the­award­amount­from­$500­to­$2500.­­                                                                                                         hibits,­lectures,­classes,­“behind-the-scenes”­tours,­films,­workshops,­
                                                                                                                                                          M
                                                                                                               William Griffin defended­his­thesis­“The­­ atitanana­
                                                                                                               Archaeological­ Project:­ Culture­ History­ and­ Social­
                                                                                                                                                                ­            and­ other­ events­ are­ taking­ place­ throughout­ the­ year.­ Museum­ of­
    Over­ the­ last­ year,­ the­ fieldwork­ of­ three­ doctoral­ students­ was­ partially­ supported­ by­                                                                    ­ nthropology­ Director­ Carla Sinopoli­ is­ coordinating­ the­ campus-
                                                                                                                                                                             A
                                                                                                               Complexity­in­the­Seven­Rivers­Region­of­Southeast-
­ riffin­Scholarship­funds:
G
                                                                                                               ern­Madagascar”­in­May­2009.­Will­is­an­­ ssociate­
                                                                                                                                                            A                wide­ theme­ year­ and­ our­ museum­ is­ involved­ in­ many­ theme­ year­
Cameron Gokee­used­the­Griffin­Scholarship­Fund­to­support­his­excavations­at­the­middle­
                                                                                                               Professor­ of­Anthropology­ at­ St.­ Charles­ Commu-          events.­Our­curators,­research,­and­collections­are­featured­in­two­new­
                                                                                                               nity­College.                                                                                                           “
                                                                                                                                                                             exhibitions­in­the­Exhibit­Museum­of­Natural­History:­­­ Archaeology!”­
Iron­Age­site­(CE­500–1000)­of­Diouboye­on­the­Falémé­River­in­eastern­Senegal.­Cameron’s­
work,­also­supported­by­the­Rackham­Graduate­School­and­the­Fulbright­Foundation,­exam-                                                                                      (see­below)­and­“Collecting­for­Science,”­an­exhibit­highlighting­the­
                                                                                                                            Grant Accomplishments
ines­social­and­economic­practices­at­a­village­site­located­near­important­gold­sources­during­                                                                             scholarly­contributions­of­the­four­LSA­research­museums­(Anthropol-          Curator Richard Redding helps a young visitor identify a fox bone
the­period­of­expanding­West­African­trade­networks­and­state­formation.­­                                     Khori Newlander and Matthew Gallon­received­NSF­
                                                                                                                                                                             ogy,­Herbarium,­Paleontology,­Zoology).­We­are­also­hosting­behind-           at the October 10 behind-the-scenes day.
Uthara Suvrathan used­support­from­the­Griffin­Fund­and­the­Trehan­Gift­for­South­Asian­                       doctoral­dissertation­improvement­grants;­Matt­also­          the-scenes­ open­ houses­ and­ Collections­ Manager­ Karen O’Brien­ is­
­ rchaeology­to­conduct­a­preliminary­season­of­archaeological­survey­around­the­early­­ istoric­
A                                                                                         h                    received­ a­ grant­ from­ the­ACLS/Luce­ Foundation.­         working­with­Todd­Gerring­(Kelsey­Museum)­to­coordinate­the­“Day­             ­ useums­in­the­21st­century.­For­our­museum,­most­of­which­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           m
urban­center­of­Banavasi­(ca.­100­ BCE– CE­6000)­in­Karnataka,­India.­Her­research­explores­                   Matthew Kroot was­awarded­grants­from­the­Wenner­             at­the­Museum”­lecture­series­for­winter­2010,­which­features­museum­         lies­behind­closed­doors­posted­with­a­sign­that­reads­“Research­
shifting­settlement­forms,­elite­strategies,­and­economic­interactions­as­the­city­shifted­in­and­             Gren­Foundation­and­from­ACOR-CAORC­to­con-                   careers­and­museum­professionals­from­around­the­campus.­Curator­             Wing­Not­Open­to­the­Public,”­the­theme­year­provides­a­won-
out­of­positions­of­political­centrality­in­the­region—from­a­political­capital­to­a­periphery­of­             duct­doctoral­research­in­Jordan.­ Amy Nicodemus              John Speth­ presented­ a­ Saturday­ Morning­ Physics­ Lecture­ on­ big­       derful­opportunity­to­introduce­ourselves­to­the­public­and­in-
more­distant­states­and­empires.­Uthara­is­currently­preparing­grant­proposals­and­plans­to­                   and Colin Quinn received­ an­ award­ from­ the­ Mu-           game­hunting­in­human­evolution­to­an­audience­of­several­hundred­            form­our­larger­University­community­about­what­we­do­and­
return­to­India­this­winter­to­complete­her­fieldwork.                                                         seum’s­ Linda Britton and John R. Halsey Fund for             on­October­24,­and­Carla­Sinopoli­and­Research­Scientist­Lisa Young­          why­we­matter.­­­
                                                                                                               Great Lakes Archaeology. Hemanth Kadambi,
Matthew Gallon spent­the­winter­of­2009­directing­his­first­season­of­archaeological­field-                                                                                  presented­a­workshop­sponsored­by­the­Center­for­Research­on­Learn-               For­ a­ wonderful­ interactive­ map­ of­ our­ curators­ in­ the­
                                                                                                               Elizabeth Bridges, and Uthara Suvrathan­ received­
work­at­the­first­millennium­ CE­town­of­Kamphaeng­Saen,­in­the­western­Chao­Praya­River­                      support­ from­ the­ International­ Institute’s­ Trehan­       ing­ and­Teaching­ on­ “Teaching­ In,­With­ and­About­ Museums”­ to­ a­       field­and­complete­information­about­all­theme­year­events,­
Valley­of­Central­Thailand.­Kamphaeng­Sean,­a­52-hectare­settlement­surrounded­by­a­moat­                      Fund­ for­ South­ Asian­ Archaeology.­ Veronique              packed­room­of­more­than­60­attendees.                                        please­visit:­

and­earthen­rampart,­lay­between­two­possible­capitals­of­one­of­Thailand’s­first­kingdoms:­the­               Belisle has­ been­ awarded­ a­ Rackham­ Dissertation­             Throughout­ the­ year,­ other­ speakers­ and­ events­ will­ highlight­
7th–10th­century­CE­Dvāravatī­state.­Matt’s­research­explores­changes­in­the­organization­and­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://lsa.umich.edu/museumstheme/
                                                                                                               Fellowship­for­2009–2010.                                     the­ contributions,­ complexities,­ and­ challenges­ faced­ by­ university­
functions­of­the­town­in­the­context­of­larger­processes­of­state­formation.­The­results­of­Matt’s­
Griffin­Funded­mapping­and­testing­provided­important­background­information­to­guide­his­
current­excavations­at­the­site,­funded­by­the­National­Science­Foundation­and­a­Luce­Founda-                                                                                                            Currrent Research in the University of Michigan
tion/ACLS­Fellowship­for­Southeast­and­East­Asian­Archaeology.­                                                                                                                  Archaeology!            Museum of Anthropology
Other­Griffin­Scholarship­Fund­awardees­currently­in­the­field­or­completing­their­disserta-
tions­include­ Veronique Belisle, Howard Tsai, and Allison Davis­(Peru);­ Khori Newlander­                                                                                   This new exhibition,­a­collaboration­of­the­Exhibit­Museum­of­Natural­History­
(North­America);­Paul Duffy (Hungary);­Daphne Gallagher (Burkina­Faso);­Amanda Logan­                                                                                        and­ Museum­ of­Anthropology,­ presents­ ongoing­ research­ by­ UMMA­ archaeologists­ in­
(
­ Ghana);­and­Elizabeth Bridges and Hemanth Kadambi­(India).                                                                                                                 displays­that­examine­both­the­kinds­of­questions­that­contemporary­archaeologists­ask­
                                                                                                                                                                             about­the­past­and­the­techniques­that­they­use­to­answer­them.­Museum­research­and­
In the face of increasing research costs and declining University resources, the Griffin                                                                                     collections­are­highlighted­in­each­of­the­exhibition’s­five­sections:­ Doing Archaeology:
                                                                                                                                                                             ­
Scholarship Fund remains an invaluable source for supporting our students. Please                                                                                            Tools of the Trade; High Tech Archaeology;­Archaeology all Around Us;­Objects and What
consider making an additional gift to keep this resource available for future generations                                                                                    They Tell Us;­and­Archaeology and You.­The­exhibition­was­­ esigned­to­be­easily­updated­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          d
of U-M graduate students.                                                                                                                                                    and­modified­and­modules­will­change­periodically.­Please­stop­by­and­view­it­in­the­fourth­
                                                                                                                                                                             floor­gallery­in­the­Ruthven­Museums­building­the­next­time­you­are­in­Ann­Arbor.


  Curator Notes and News cont.

to­ look­ over­ later­ historic­ sites­ recorded­ during­ the­ University­ of­ Pitts-   ing­stratigraphic­excavations­necessary­for­the­local­chronology­and­com-
burgh’s­collaborative­Chifeng­Regional­Survey­under­Dick­Drennan,­and­                  pleting­their­regional­survey.­They­found­more­evidence­of­early­foragers­
to­help­with­the­analysis­of­later­ceramics;­and­the­analysis­of­ceramics­              and­evidence­of­a­15th–16th­c.­port­deeply­buried­under­the­modern­port­
and­site­records­from­the­1999–2005­Yi-Luo­survey­in­the­heartland­of­                  of­Vohémar,­and­enjoyed­much­good­seafood.­With­his­long-standing­col-
North­Chinese­state­formation­around­the­early­capital­of­Erlitou.­During­              league­Ramilison,­Henry­also­conducted­a­brief­but­intense­survey­effort­
the­ fall,­ Henry­ was­ in­ Madagascar­ working­ on­ two­ field­ projects,­ both­       in­ the­ Central­ Highlands­ near­ the­ modern­ capital­Antananarivo,­ where­
involving­the­training­of­Malagasy­students.­The­major­effort­was­the­“Es-              they­ are­ documenting­ a­ war,­ not­ mentioned­ in­ the­ historical­ traditions,­
tuary­Project”­of­Robert­Dewar­and­Chantal­Radimilahy,­funded­by­the­                   between­ nascent­ 18th-century­ proto-states.­ Henry’s­ next­ monograph­ on­
British­Institute­in­Eastern­Africa.­They­finished­their­last­major­season­             Iran’s­Deh­Luran­Plain­is­in­press­in­the­Museum's­publication­series­and­
around­the­old­and­modern­port­of­Vohémar­in­the­far­northeast,­complet-                should­appear­in­early­2010.



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   Collections                                                                                                                                              New from UMMA Publications                                     Visitors

    This­ year­ the­ Museum­ was­ awarded­ a­ three-year­ Nation-             the­ collections­ (started­                                              The­Museum­of­Anthropology­Publications­program­is­                                         ­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This­ fall,­ the­ Museum­ welcomes­ Dr. Grace Barretto-Tesoro­ (PhD­ 2007,­
    ­
al­ Science­ Foundation­ Biological­ Research­ Collections­ grant­            several­ years­ ago)­ will­                                              actively­ seeking­ manuscript­ submissions­ and­ queries­
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ­            U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ­ niversity­ of­ Cambridge),­ Associate­ Professor­ of­ Archaeology­ at­ the­
to­ upgrade­ storage­ cabinets­ and­ rehouse­ the­ collections­ in­ the­      continue.­As­ part­ of­ the­                                             from­ authors.­ Complementing­ our­ research­ foci,­ the­         ­ niversity­of­the­Philippines.­Grace­is­in­Michigan­as­an­ACLS/Luce­Fellow­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U
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Ethnobotanical­ ­ aboratory.­ Started­ in­ 1929,­ with­ the­ hiring­ of­      project,­ we­ are­ digitiz-                                              Museum­ publishes­ data-rich­ archaeological­ and­ eth-           in­the­Archaeology­of­Ancient­Southeast­and­East­Asia,­and­with­photogra-
              G
Dr.­ Melvin­ ­ ilmore,­ the­ laboratory­ is­ the­ oldest­ continuously­       ing­ the­ Ethnobotanical­                                                nographic­ monographs­ in­ North­ American,­ Latin­               pher­Archie­Tesoro,­is­spending­four­months­in­Ann­Arbor­documenting­and­
­
operating­ethnobotanical­laboratory­in­the­U.S.­At­the­time­of­its­                         R
                                                                              Laboratory­ ­ eports­ and­                                               American,­Near­Eastern,­European,­African­(especially­            r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ­ esearching­ the­ earthenware­ ceramics­ and­ other­ materials­ in­ the­ Museum’s­
                                           e
founding,­ the­ Lab­ was­ unique­ in­ its­ ­ mphasis­ on­ identification­     inventorying­ the­ Gilm-                                                 Madagascar),­ and­ Asian­ archaeology­ and­ ethnology.­           Philippine­Expedition­(Guthe)­Collection.­Grace’s­research­interests­include­
of­ archaeological­ plant­ remains,­ and­ it­ continues­ today­ in­ this­                        l
                                                                              ore/Jones/Ford­ ­ibrary­                                                 Manuscripts­are­peer-reviewed­by­a­Publications­Com-              mortuary­ analysis,­ ceramic­ analysis,­ and­ identity­ and­ status­ in­ Philippine­
long­ tradition.­ In­ 1945,­Volney­ Jones­ took­ over­ the­ reins­ of­ the­   to­ make­ materials­ more­                                               mittee­ made­ up­ of­ several­ curators­ and­ by­ the­ editor.­   p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ­ rehistory.
                                  p
Laboratory,­ bringing­ a­ unique­ ­ erspective­ to­ the­ emerging­ field­     accessible­ to­ students­                                                The­committee­selects­manuscripts­based­on­quality­of­
of­ ­ thnobotany.­ He­ was­ particularly­ notable­ for­ his­ pioneering­
    e                                                                         and­scholars.­We­plan­on­making­all­this­material­available­on­the­      scholarship­ and­ writing.­ Please­ contact­ the­ editor­ Jill­
work­in­paleoethnobotany,­and­began­the­­ aboratory’s­important­
                                               L                              website­by­the­end­of­the­project­in­2012.                               Rheinheimer­ (jrhein@umich.edu)­ for­ additional­ infor-
commitment­to­pedagogy.­With­his­retirement­in­1969,­U-M­PhD­                     We­ are­ delighted­ to­ announce­ a­ new­ staff­ member­ to­ the­    mation­or­to­submit­your­prospectus­or­manuscript.
Richard­I.­Ford­was­brought­back­to­run­the­Laboratory­until­his­             ­
                                                                              Museum!­Jamie Merkel,­who­started­work­on­November­2,­was­                  To­order­publications,­see­www.lsa.umich.edu/umma/
retirement­in­2007.­Numerous­scholars­were­trained­in­paleoeth-                                                                        J
                                                                              hired­to­oversee­all­aspects­of­this­three-year­project.­­ amie­comes­   publications.
nobotanical­analysis­under­Ford.                                                                                                     A
                                                                              to­us­from­Milwaukee,­Wisconsin,­with­a­degree­in­­ nthropology­
    The­ upgrades­ to­ the­ Laboratory­ include­ the­ purchasing­ of­         and­Museum­Studies­from­UW-Milwaukee.­She­has­held­prior­po-
seventeen­archival­cabinets­for­the­comparative­and­archaeological­
­                                                                             sitions­at­the­Milwaukee­Public­Museum,­where­she­worked­on­eth-
specimens­and­six­new­herbarium­cabinets.­Collection­­ pecimens­
                                                             s                                                                             C
                                                                              nobotanical­collections,­and­at­the­Art­Museum­at­Beloit­­ ollege.­
will­be­rehoused­in­new­clearly­labeled­boxes­and­the­inventory­of­           Please­join­us­in­welcoming­her­to­the­Museum­­ ommunity!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     William Rendu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Grace Barretto-Tesoro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The­ Museum­ also­ welcomes­ Dr. William Rendu­ from­ the­ University­ of­
   Underwater Archaeology cont.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bourdeaux.­Dr.­Rendu­is­a­specialist­in­archaeology­of­the­Middle­Paleolithic,­
                                                                                                                                                       Memoir 45
                                                                                                                                                       Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Northwestern               with­interests­in­hunter-gather­mobility,­seasonality,­and­zooarchaeology.­Will­
m
­ odeling­to­reconstruct­the­Lake­Stanley­causeway­as­it­would­               Possible­ low-walled­ dwellings­ or­ tent­ rings­ and­ other­ hunting­
                                                                                                                                                       Valley of Mexico: The Zumpango Region                             spent­spring­2009­in­Ann­Arbor­before­returning­to­France­to­direct­excava-
have­appeared­as­a­dry­land­corridor,­and­to­determine­where­to­              features­are­also­discernible,­along­with­chert­outcrops­that­may­       by Jeffrey R. Parsons                                             tions­at­the­important­Mousterian­site­of­Chapelle-Aux-Saints.­He­will­be­re-
                                                     e
focus­their­underwater­survey.­Initial­sonar­and­ROV­­ xamination­            yield­quarry­sites.                                                      Memoir 46                                                         turning­to­U-M­when­winter­sets­in­to­continue­his­collaborative­research­with­
         a
located­ ­ ncient­ landforms­ and­ rock­ outcrops—and­ several­ po-              Research­ continued­ this­ past­ summer:­ ­ the­ first­ dive­         Domestic Life in Prehispanic Capitals: A Study of
                                                                                                                                                       Specialization, Hierarchy, and Ethnicity                          John­Speth­on­seasonality­and­subsistence­in­the­Middle­Paleolithic­Kebara­
tential­ hunting­ structures.­ A­ 350-meter-long­ feature­ snakes­            ­ perations­were­conducted­on­the­ridge,­confirming­the­pres-
                                                                              o
                                                                                                                                                       edited by Linda R. Manzanilla and Claude Chapdelaine              Cave­site­in­Israel.
along­ the­ ridge,­ a­ close­                                                                                        ence­ of­ extensive­ chert­
match­ for­ ethnographi-                                                                                             layers­ within­ the­ large­
cally­known­caribou­drive­                                                                                           rock­ outcrops.­ In­ addi-
                                                                                                                                                                                            We Thank Our 2008–2009 Donors
lanes­ in­ the­ arctic.­ Like­                                                                                       tion,­ under­ the­ direction­
typical­ caribou­ lanes,­ this­                                                                                      of­ Dr.­ Eustice,­ the­ first­            Kurt Anschuetz                 Cameron Gokee                   Dan Morse
                                                                                                                                                               Elizabeth Bridges              Debra Gold                      R. Albert Nelson                                  Special
construction­ takes­ advan-                                                                                          experiments­ using­ a­ re-
                                                                                                                                                               Jane Bridges                   Mary Griffin                    Virginia Popper                             acknowledgment
tage­ of­ natural­ features,­                                                                                        mote­ underwater­ vehicle­                                                                                                                           to the Margaret B.
modified­ by­ the­ addition­                                                                                         (AUV)­ to­ provide­ close-                David Brose                    Charles Hastings                Nanette Pyne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Matson Trust for a
of­ small­ boulders­ to­ fill­                                                                                       in­ acoustic­ and­ ­ isual­
                                                                                                                                             v                 Michael Brown                  Helen Hays                      Robert Reynolds                          very generous gift to
in­ gaps­ and­ better­ define­                                                                                       mapping­of­features­were­                 Robert Carneiro                Kelley Hays-Gilpin              Lawrence Robbins                        the Griffin Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                               John Cherry                    Michelle Hegmon                 Martha Rolingson                             Fund and Guthe
the­run­and­by­a­series­of­                                                                                          conducted.­ UMMA­ grad­
                                                                                                                                                               Charles Cleland                Fredrik Hiebert                 Margaret Schoeninger                         Undergraduate
cairns­ that­ serve­ to­ guide­                                                                                      students­ Eric Rupley ­ and­                                                                                                                         Endowment. Fred
the­ caribou­ into­ the­ lane.­                                                                                      Paul Duffy ­participated­in­              Lucile Cowan                   Judith Irvine                   Carla Sinopoli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matson earned his MA
Close­ by­ lies­ a­ potential­                                                                                       the­ survey­ efforts.­ In­ the­           Suzanne DeSarbo                Peter Kunstadter                Bruce Smith                                in anthropology at
hunting­ pit­ or­ blind­ (pic-                                                                                       spring,­ Ashley Lemke­                    Robert Drennan                 Susan Kus                       Dwight Spencer                          Michigan in 1936 and
                                                                                                                                                               Penelope Drooker               Clark Larsen                    Albert Steegmann, Jr.                     his PhD in 1939, and
tured­ here),­ constructed­                                                                                          will­ join­ Eric­ to­ partici-
                                                                                                                                                               John Eaton                     Yun-Kuen Lee                    Laurie Steponaitis                      went on to a long and
of­ three­ large­ boulders,­                                                                                         pate­ in­ the­ next­ round­ of­                                                                                                                   distinguished career
with­ a­ modified­ interior.­                                                                                        dive­operations.                          William Engelbrecht            Bruce Mannheim                  Lauren Talalay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in anthropology. This
                                                                                                                                                               William Farrand                Joyce Marcus                    Heather Trigg                               bequest is an apt
                                                                                                                                                               Gary Feinman                   Ellen Messer                    Patty Jo Watson                         tribute to his long and
   Research­ on­ the­ Paleoindian­ and­ early­Archaic­ periods­ has­ been­ sparse,­ but­ high-tech­ underwater­ archaeology­holds­                             Kent Flannery                  Anne Miller                     Patricia Wattenmaker                     productive life—and
great­promise­for­discovering­and­examining­sites­and­artifacts­from­these­periods,­elucidating­the­shift­from­Paleoindian­                                    Richard Ford                   Paul Minnis                     Pauline Wiessner                        we are most grateful.
to­Archaic.­The­location­and­elevation­of­ancient­shorelines­may­be­determined,­and­bedrock­outcrops­examined­for­hu-                                          Severin Fowles                 Hattula Moholy-Nagy             Alice Yao
man­exploitation.­The­preservation­of­organic­material—faunal­and­floral­remains—in­Lake­Huron’s­icy­water­would­be­                                           Sigrid Gabler
particularly­invaluable,­as­such­materials­are­rarely­preserved­in­land­contexts.­And­so­the­S/V­Blue Traveler,­with­its­state-                                               For information on giving opportunities and development priorities of the
of-the-art­equipment,­continues­to­ply­the­lake,­enabling­John­and­his­team­to­discover­yet­more­of­the­ancient­landscape­                                                                    Museum of Anthropology please contact
that­lies­below.                                                                                                                                                     Carla M. Sinopoli (sinopoli@umich.edu) or visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umma/support/

UMMA Newsletter — Fall, 2009                                   www.lsa.umich.edu/umma                                                           10     11                                                            www.lsa.umich.edu/umma                                   UMMA Newsletter — Fall, 2009
                                  Curator's Ball 2009: With the theme "1979" UMMA
                                  celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Curator's Ball in April 2009.




The University of Michigan
Museum of Anthropology
4013 Museums Bldg
1109 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079




            Regents of the
    University of Michigan

      Julia Donovan Darlow
          Laurence B. Deitch
                  Denise Ilitch
            Olivia P. Maynard
   Andrea Fischer Newman
          Andrew C. Richner
               S. Martin Taylor
           Katherine E. White
 Mary Sue Coleman (ex officio)

								
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