Inventory and Evaluation at Apostle Islands National
A Midwest Archeological Center crew traveled to Apostle
Islands National Lakeshore (APIS) during June of 2007.
This trip focused on completing a multi-year archeological
evaluation and starting a new archeological inventory.
MWAC staff members Jeff Richner, Dawn Bringelson, Jonathon
Weiland and Dustin Gonzales enjoyed the hospitality
and great assistance of many APIS personnel. Chief of
Planning and Resource Management Jim Nepstad showed
great support for and interest in this project. Park
Ranger and Ojibwe Cultural Educator Damon Panek joined
us in the field several days. Branch Chief of Cultural
Resources Christy Baker was a regular member of the
crew and so much help in facilitating our day-to-day
activities. Finally, we are indebted to various highly
skilled and dependable boat operators.
Thanks to all of these individuals, this field project
succeeded in improving understanding of many archeological
sites across the park, including a significant long-term
Precontact site, several historic period camps, and
a sandstone quarry. We look forward to more great collaboration
as we continue to learn about the archeological record