Join us Friday from 3-4 p.m. in DOW 610 for a discussion with Tim Scarlett on Geoarchaeology, Industrial Archaeology and Industrial Heritage: Collaborations and Potential Archaeology. Archaeology has deep roots in geology. The geological sciences contribute a great deal to archaeological method and today’s archaeologists must have basic training in geological principles and practices.
The peculiar field of Industrial Archaeology presents excellent and fertile ground for interaction between the disciplines, but this unusual ground is unevenly exploited. Current developments in Industrial Heritage in the Keweenaw and around the globe point to ways that we can enhance collaborations. Scarlett will introduce some brief examples of how geological and mining engineers and scientists could fruitfully interact with archaeologists involved in the study of industrial heritage, discussions will ensue.