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Langston Authors Article in The New York Times

LangstonNancy Langston, Professor of Environmental History, authored the article “In Oregon, Myth Mixes With Anger” published in the January 6, 2016 edition  of The New York Times.  The article focuses on the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Langston’s book, “Where Land and Water Meet“, which examines the history of Malheur and wildlife refuges in the West, was quoted on the January 5, 2016 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in the piece titled “Land Wars:  Armed Standoff in Oregon”.

Industrial Archaeology Summer 2015 Field School: Isle Royale

IsleRoyaleThe Industrial Archaeology Summer 2015 Field School participated in excavation work at the Ransom Smelter on Isle Royale National Park.  Their work was captured in the production titled  Beneath the Wilderness: Revisiting Isle Royale’s Industrial Past from Ravenswood Media.

Video SummarySeth DePasqual, Cultural Resources Manager National Park Service, partners with a team of industrial archeologists from Michigan Technological University to uncover a 19th century smelter on Isle Royale National Park. Known primarily as a wilderness area, Isle Royale was, for a short time, the center of copper mining in the United States. The National Park Service provides the student archeologists with a valuable experience in industrial archeology while gathering important information for park visitors about the island’s gritty industrial past.

Baird Publishes on the Pilbara Region of Western Australia

Melissa Baird
Melissa Baird

Melissa Baird, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, co-authored the article “Introduction:  The Pilbara Crisis” and authored the article “Aboriginal Country and the New Hetirage Landscapes of the Pilbara” published December 17, 2015 in Cultural Anthropology.  This article is part of the series The Pilbara Crisis: Resource Frontiers in Western Australia.