"Archaeometric Approaches to Contact-Era Archaeology of Wisconsin," a Three Rivers Archaeological Society presentation
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Date: Monday, February 13th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Godfrey 102, Logan Museum of Anthropology
Sponsored by: Logan Museum of Anthropology
Contact: Bill Green, Bill Green / 608-363-2119
The Three Rivers Archaeological Society will welcome Heather Walder, Ph.D. anthropology student at UW-Madison,who will give a presentation that covers questions, methods, and initial results of research into social interaction and change and the dynamic movement of people and trade goods during the earliest years of European contact in Wisconsin, ca. AD 1600-1760. Chemical compositional analysis techniques help answer anthropological questions related to chronology, exchange, and social identity, exemplified by study of glass trade beads and European-made metal used as ornamental objects. This research promotes collections-based investigations as a way to protect archaeological resources and utilize them to answer new research questions.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.