The Archaeology of Cordwood Choppers' Everyday Life: Program Video
This is a recording of the program presented at the Marquette Regional History Center:
“Working as Though For Their Self:” The Archaeology of Cordwood Choppers' Everyday Life.
Presented at the History Center on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
by Dr. LouAnn Wurst, professor of Industrial Archaeology and Heritage program, Michigan Technological University.
Archaeologists from MTU have excavated five sites occupied by cordwood choppers and their families who worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company. These sites, currently in the Hiawatha National Forest, date from 1900-1935. The excavations recovered thousands of ceramic, bottle, and can fragments, animal bones, and many personal items which help us understand the choppers’ everyday life and how these camps changed over time.
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