Month: March 2015

Michigan Archaeological Society Meeting Thursday, 2 April 2015

The April meeting of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society will be held April 2nd, 2015 at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Don Simons will discuss late Prehistoric material from Saginaw County and elsewhere in Michigan. Don always provides an interesting and informative presentation and this one will be especially relevant to the Museum’s recent work at the Clunie site. As always, all are welcome to attend.

I don’t think Don ever made it out to the Clunie site, but here is a picture of him working at another museum project (20SA1251) in 2002. Although predominately Middle Woodland, we did find a bit of late Prehistoric material at this site!

20SA1251 field crew 11 July 2002. from left to right Don Simons, Mike Puffpaff, Bob Clunie, John Heintz

20SA1251 field crew 11 July 2002. from left to right Don Simons, Mike Puffpaff, Bob Clunie, John Heintz

Here is the Chapter’s official meeting announcement:

The Saginaw Valley Chapter April meeting will be on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607.

A presentation by Don Simons will compare and discuss artifacts from Saginaw County site #106 in the Simons site record, and the Dumaw Creek Site near Pentwater Michigan reported on by George Quimby in 1966.
In the 1993 “Michigan Archaeologist”, Dr. Scott Beld published his report on excavations he directed at the Late Woodland site, 20SA665.
Most familiar to most of our MAS members are the many years of reports / programs on the “Mississippian”, Late Woodland Clunie Site by Saginaw’s Castle Museum Staff Archaeologist, Jeff Sommer.
The above sites date close to the end of the prehistoric era and share various elements of their technologies. This presentation is intended to add yet another part to the Late Woodland record in Michigan.

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