The Campus Archaeology program is engaged in a variety of research projects relating to MSU’s historic campus. each opportunity for education has resulted in a better understanding of how Michigan Agricultural College grew, and how it reflects changes in educational and technological cultural developments. A number of collaborative research efforts are being developed. Stay tuned to this space for announcements regarding publications.
The Campus Archaeology Program generates site reports for different locations, which are distributed to the MSU Physical Plant. They can be viewed below, with the more recent repots listed last.
No. 2: Brody Hall Report
Including contributions by Michigan State Faculty and Administration:
- Forward by MSU President Louanna K. Simon: “The Importance of the Past in the University of the Future” (pdf)
- Introduction by MSU Professor of Anthropology Kenneth E. Lewis: “The Archaeology of Academia”
- Chapter by MSU Professor of Anthropology Kenneth E. Lewis: “Function, Circumstance, and the Archaeological Record: The Elusive Past at Saints’ Rest”
- Chapter by MSU Professor of Anthropology Jodie O’Gorman: “More than Bricks and Mortar: A Story of Community Archaeology”
Theses and Dissertations
Public Archaeology and Community Engagement at Michigan State University: The Saints’ Rest Archaeological Project, 2007, Heather L. Mustonen, Master’s Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University.
Presentations and Posters
The Heart of MSU’s Campus: Investigation of MSU’s Changing Landscape, Identity and Priorities. 2013, Sabrina Perlman and Katy Meyers, poster presented at the MSU Graduate Academic Conference, East Lansing, MI.
“Green from the Beginning”: Documenting Sustainability Practices Through Time at MSU. 2012, Amy Michaels and Jen Bengston, poster presented at MSU Graduate Academic Conference, East Lansing, MI.
Dusting off our Past: Campus Archaeology and Research Methods. 2012, Kristin Sewell, Katy Meyers, and Lynne Goldstein, poster presented at MSU Graduate Academic Conference, East Lansing, MI.
What’s for Supper? Food Preference and Availablity at the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, 2011, Grace Krause, poster presented at Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference. East Lansing, Michigan.
Teaching Archaeology and Community Engagement Through Blogging: A Public Archaeology Field School Project at Michigan State University, 2011, Terry P. Brock, presented at Society for American Archaeology Conference, Sacramento, California.
Social Media as Public Archaeology, 2011, Terry P. Brock and Sarah Nohe presented at Society for American Archaeology Conference, Sacramento, California.
Connecting Campus to Campus Archaeology: Using Digital Social Media for Community Outreach and Engagement, 2010, Terry P. Brock and Lynne Goldstein, Poster presented at the Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Amelia Island, Florida.