What lies beneath; researchers explore the bottom of Lake Huron for ancient archaeological sites

One hundred feet beneath the Great Lakes, a team of University of Michigan researchers discovered a 9,000-year-old caribou hunting structure.

This summer, with funding from the National Science Foundation, U-M researchers will explore the Great Lakes in search of more ancient archaeological sites, which could yield unprecedented insight into important issues like climate change.

“For us, archaeology is a long, grinding accumulation of information,” said John O’Shea, Emerson F. Greenman Collegiate Professor of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan. “You very rarely get an ‘aha moment’ where something appears right beneath you.”

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