Now that the new semester is here, I have finally begin to build my archaeological timeline of Michigan. While not much has changed on the project website, I have been working steadily on collecting the necessary data to include. You are welcome to view/keep tabs on my project development by going to my project development page here. Depending on when you check, there may or may not be a navigation bar at the top (that has been my most recent struggle). I’m hoping to have the base pages created soon, with a navigation bar on all of them, and the timeline visible on the main page very shortly. From there I can amend the events on the timeline and really start to add content.
Speaking of content, I’d like to say a bit regarding the type of information you can expect to see on my timeline. After struggling a little trying to make decisions about just which archaeological sites to highlight, I decided it was important to highlight the most important sites in our state, which will be represented by those sites that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These are archaeological sites that have been determined to be nationally significant, that have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in history or prehistory (you can see the criteria for listing here). I will probably add a few additional sites that represent the earliest occupation of Michigan (these have not yet been nominated for listing).
Keep tabs on my project, comment on what you see, and enjoy! Just know that this is a living draft, that is always changing. I’m hopeful by my next blog post I will have started adding events and information to my page!