Ancient Hunters and the Great Inland Seas: 9,000 Years of Submerged Prehistory
Shipwreck research isn’t the only underwater archeology being conducted on the Great Lakes. Dr. John O’Shea’s research explores the potential human occupation of the Alpena-Amberely Ridge in central Lake Huron. During a period of low lake levels, the ridge would have been a natural migration route for caribou, therefore a logical hunting ground for humans. Join us to learn about the research taking place to explore these exciting possibilities.
Dr. John O’Shea is professor of anthropology and curator of Great Lakes archaeology in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan. His research is also split between conventional land-based archaeology and underwater investigations of submerged prehistoric sites and historic shipwrecks.
This lecture is free for members, guests and the public! Registration is required.
Prior to the Lecture, at 12:15 pm, the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Historical Society will be conducted.