Archaeological Dig Continues In Colonial Michilimackinac
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 06:03:25 EDT

Mackinac State Historic Parks’ archaeological program recently began its 63rd consecutive season of work at Colonial Michilimackinac, in Mackinaw City

The season started May 24, with the cleaning and preparation of the dig site, and the season kicked-off in full June 1st. Current work inside Colonial Michilimackinac is at House E in the Southeast Rowhouse, a project that enters its 14th season in 2021.

Notable finds include a complete creamware plate utilizing pieces uncovered during the 2018 and 2019 field seasons; a bone-handled table knife; a brass serpentine sideplate for a British trade gun; a brass sleeve button with an intaglio bust; an engraved “Jesuit” ring; the remnants of a second cellar; an isolated structural post that could be a support post or potentially a remnant of the 1715 fort; and much, much more.


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