Now that I have decided how I’m going to accomplish my project, the next step is to accumulate the information to put into it. During the coming semester, I am going to start compiling archaeological information on important sites and themes to include on my timeline, while figuring out how to best incorporate them into the timeline. Some of the major themes I am thinking of incorporating into the timeline include major environmental changes, faunal changes (i.e., demise of mammoths and mastodons), and then major technological changes (i.e., appearance of pottery, plant domestication, introduction of the bow and arrow).
While I can do this all on my own, I am also soliciting input from you all as well. What do you see as the most important themes in Michigan Archaeology that should be included? What are your favorite archaeological sites? What information do you think the general public would most benefit from having included? Let me know what you think!