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Early Caribou Hunting in the Great Lakes: Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater
The discovery of ancient caribou hunting structures preserved beneath Lake Huron has transformed our understanding of the early human occupation of the Great Lakes. Since the initial discovery, research has focused on broadening our understanding of these early hunters and the environment in which they lived. This talk will provide a background to the history and methods used in the research and an overview of the exciting results of these new multi-disciplinary research efforts. John O'Shea is the Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in Prehistoric Archaeology from Cambridge University, and prior to coming to the University of Michigan, he taught at the Institute for Pre- and Proto-History at the University of Amsterdam and at the University of Iowa. He is actively engaged in underwater archaeology, where his research involves both historic shipwrecks and submerged prehistoric sites in the Great Lakes.