Since 1993 the Oxbow Archaeologists have conducted archaeological investigations at Chippewa Nature Center. For a summary of our projects and lists of participants follow this link: Activities and Participants.
Archaeological investigations have been conducted at Chippewa Nature Center since 1968. For a history of archaeology at CNC by Kyle Bagnall (Historical Interpreter at CNC) follow this link: A HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT CHIPPEWA NATURE CENTER.
In 2002, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network presented their Government/Institution Award to Chippewa Nature Center (and the Oxbow Archaeologists) for its "Contribution to Historic Preservation in Michigan and in recognition of Its Long Standing Archaeological Preservation and the Cater Site Project." On April 26, 2002, Dick Touvell, Dave Frurip, and Scott Beld traveled to Traverse City to receive the award for CNC and the Oxbow Archaeologists.
In 2005 the Oxbow Archaeologists had a display at the Midland Center for the Arts in conjunction with an exhibit on Ancient Egypt. To see a description and photographs of this display, follow this link: 2005 EXHIBIT.
On October 23, 2005 the Oxbow Archaeologist hosted the Michigan Archaeological Society's Fall Workshop. To see photographs of the Fall Workshop, follow this link: 2005 MAS FALL WORKSHOP.
The Oxbow Archaeologists held their annual Christmas and a farewell party for John Osborne on November 16, 2005. To see photographs and a description of the evenings events, follow this link: 2005 Christmas Party.
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