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When the Wild Strawberries are in Bloom: Food Caching in Northern Michigan

Recreated traditional cache pits from the Late Woodland Period in an effort to better understand the pits that surround Douglas Lake and the people that once used them. I created an accurate scenario of ancient food caching, with an end result of crop viability after a winter of caching. I cached two different but complimentary types of foodstuff (berries and nuts vs. fish) at two different altitudes in order to understand if different elevations effected food preservation.

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Real-time Conditions on Douglas Lake

Data from the Douglas Lake Buoy is now available for download via the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory.

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