The Campus Archaeology Program is committed to engaging the community with our ongoing research of MSU’s cultural past. In doing so, we are also committed to educating our students about this past, and teaching them how to interact with the community by showing them what we have learned and how we learn it.
You are welcome to visit this page and comment on any of the posts created. We have created this space to serve two purposes: to educate our students and the MSU community about archaeology. Please ask us questions, share your stories about the spaces we are excavating, or memories you may have about the campus during the periods that we are investigating. This is important for our excavations, and also for our students to learn how to convey what they are learning to the public.
With that said, please be mindful that these are students who are learning about archaeology, and many have never been in the field. They won’t have all the answers, and we don’t expect them to. We reserve the right to delete any posts that we consider inappropriate: this space is first and foremost a virtual classroom, and our students’ safety and education is our first priority. If you choose to interact on this space, you are making the choice to be involved in their education, so please be respectful of their process of learning. If you have concerns about how this course is being run or the content being published, or if you are a member of the media, please contact the Field Directors.
The public is also welcome to visit our site locations. During the final three weeks of the season, we will be in one location, which has yet to be determined. Students will be on hand to provide tours of our site, explain our methodology, and answer your questions. These tours will be available from 9:30-3:30, Monday through Friday.
We also want to encourage you to be a part of the Campus Archaeology Program, which does excavations across MSU’s campus. Please visit our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to stay updated about our investigations.