Thursday, March 15, 2007

Archaeologists make finds at historic fort
A preliminary report by the Colonial Michilimackinac archaeology team has been released about its findings during the 2006 season.

Colonial Michilimackinac, an early 18th-century French fort and fur trading village, has been continuously excavated for 48 years. Last year was the ninth season of excavation at the easternmost unit of the fort's South Southwest Rowhouse.

The archaeology team, led by Curator of Archaeology Lynn Evans, spent last summer excavating deep features of the rowhouse, including the root cellar and the south wall. The team finally reached the bottom of the main area of the cellar, first defined in 2000.

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