Unearthing Detroit is a project that involves both academic research and public archaeology. It is focused on the urban historical archaeology collections housed in the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology at Wayne State University. Currently, the Unearthing Detroit team is researching the collections from the Renaissance Center (excavated in 1973 - 74) and Roosevelt Park - Corktown (excavated in 2012). They are also developing a number of public archaeology initiatives in Detroit and on the web. 

Be sure to check out their progress and some exciting facts through their blog!



Sue and Don try to make sense of some Flow Blue Chinoiserie ceramic sherds




Sue Villerot, Samantha Ellens, and Don Adzigian present a poster on their Unearthing Detroit work at the Society for Historical Arcaheology 2016


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