Category Archives: Students

Dealing with Debitage (by Erika Loveland)

Over the last couple of months, I have been working on measuring and recording attributes of the Garden Creek’s off-mound assemblage of lithic debitage — small pieces of chipped stone that result from flint knapping. Analyzing this material can help … Continue reading

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Sherd ID

As the end of the semester rapidly approaches, ceramic analysis continues in the Eastern North America range at UMMA. Most of the sherds we have looked at so far appear to fall neatly within Appalachian Summit pottery types like Pigeon, … Continue reading

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Mica in the Museum

What do you get when you combine the monotony of artifact washing with visits to friends’ excavations and trips to archaeological conferences? Unfortunately, a long hiatus in posting at the Garden Creek Archaeological Project Blog! But don’t let the radio … Continue reading

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GCAP: Indoor Version

Finally, we’re ready for round two of research for the Garden Creek Archaeological Project! After a few weeks of post-fieldwork organization, I’m back in the North American Range of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropology to process and analyze … Continue reading

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Bisecting postholes, from Alicia Michalski

[While we finish up in the field today, Alicia Michalski has provided a great post on what has been keeping her busy for the last few weeks: bisecting postholes!] While the ditch has been the main focus in the latter … Continue reading

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A student’s take on GCAP

(Today’s blog post comes direct from Sophia Reini, a University of Michigan undergraduate enjoying her first foray into the field…) Thus far my experience on the Garden Creek Archaeological Project has been intellectually stimulating and tremendously enjoyable. Up until this … Continue reading

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