Public Tour schedule for the 2012 Archaeology Field School

WE hope that everyone will come to visit us this summer in June!  Cliff is an important site with a fascinating history, and we hope to share it with as many visitors as possible.  Come see the excavations while they are in process and talk with the student, faculty, and volunteer research crews while they dig, screen, and map!

As Sean Gohman has written, we’re working in the Stamp Mill Complex again this year, expanding our excavations from last season to answer questions raised by last year’s dig.  In addition, Anna Lee Sweitz and Roger Gerke are leading teams working in Clifton, mapping and excavating house structures in the town.

Last year, about 650 people visited us during our fieldwork and we were thrilled by everyone’s intense curiosity. To help people plan, I am posting this schedule to the blog early. Research teams backfill all the excavations on the afternoon of Sunday, July 1st, so try to visit before then!

Public Tours led by students and faculty:

June 16th-17th

June 23rd-24th

June 30th-July 1st

The first tour heads out at 10 AM and subsequently start around the top of each hour.  Each tour lasts about an hour or more and people can visit several parts of the site this year, so multiple tours are available.  The tours are informal, and led by faculty and students while work continues right in front of you.  Visitors speak directly with researchers.

You can find detailed driving directions here, and remember to be prepared for rough backwoods hiking in the Keweenaw: bottled water, hat, bug repellent, clothes that can get muddy, etc.  No flip-flops please.


About Timothy James Scarlett

Associate Professor of Archaeology at Michigan Technological University.

3 responses to “Public Tour schedule for the 2012 Archaeology Field School”

  1. Mary Hill says :

    Looking forward to the tours! We will see you on the weekend of June 23-24th. Pray for good weather.

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