The Process of MSU Archaeology


Archaeology is about more than just excavating and recovering artifacts, its also about interpreting the past from the evidence that remains. We can use these artifacts to reconstruct the past, and understand how the campus has changed over time.

Campus Archaeology has recovered a number of important artifacts that show the process of archaeology on campus, and have used these to better understand the history of MSU.


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Digging up the Past

The first step in archaeology is excavation; digging up the past. In this section you can learn more about how these two sites were excavated.

Putting the Past Together

Archaeology is also about interpretation; taking the evidence from excavation and using it to better understand the past.