Student archeologists from Michigan Tech are surveying the Italian Hall Site. They’re looking for any type of archeological remains underground before improvements can be made to the site. “We’re using remote sensing and a little bit of slightly intrusive testing as a way of helping them plan for taking care of this site to make sure nothing gets damaged in building a new memorial,” said Tim Scarlett, Associate Professor of archeology and anthropology at Michigan Tech. Read More| Watch the Video
Using ground-penetrating radar and a magnetometer, the team created a map of objects below the surface and compared it to known diagrams of the buildings at the location. The information is key to preserving the integrity of the site as the Keweenaw National Historical Park works to maintain and improve the memorial.