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.
Researcher Mark Rouleau’s project is featured in the crowdfunding site Superior Ideas. The project, “A New Method for Analyzing Social Norms,” concerns the ability to more accurately predict large-scale social change using a computational simulation. Anyone may contribute any amount to this project.
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Timothy Scarlett (SS), Samuel Sweitz (SS) and Fred Quivik (SS) have received a $15,000 research grant from the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission for “2012 Public Archaeology at the Cliff Mine.”
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Park superintendent Mike Pflaum said a team of industrial archeology students from Michigan Technological University is surveying the Italian Hall site this weekend. The survey is being done as part of the preparation for the events to recognize the centennial of the 1913 copper mining strike.
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Louise Nelson Dyble (SS) is coauthor of “California Cuisine and Just Food,” just released by MIT Press. Sally Fairfax, another coauthor, will be visiting Michigan Tech, Nov. 5-7.
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The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report (GLITR) included an interview with Audrey Mayer and her NSF grant to study the social aspects of implementing green energy policies. Mayer is working with Michigan Tech professor David Shonnard on the overall project, called Sustainable Energy Pathways.
CBS Detroit – Read More, See also GLITR Tech Tour, Fall 2012