For members here who live near or will be traveling to western Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula,
This is from member Bob Wheeler, founder of the Copper Country Ancient Sites Preservation Society.
Snow is gone from that area at least a month or two ahead of normal:
Here is the media blurb for the April Presentation. Please visit Dr. Spohn's web site "Great Lakes Copper Research", and bring questions and artifacts if you have them.
Bob [Wheeler] Houghton, Michigan
The Use of Copper in Ancient Times
On Friday April 13th at 7:00pm and again on Saturday April 14th at 1:00pm
at the Portage Lake District Library [downtown Houghton, Michigan], Dr Don Spohn will discuss the ancient Copper miners of this area, and the Old Copper Cultures/Complex of North America.
Topics will include:
Who where the people of the Old Copper Complex, and what is the OCC.
What exactly where they doing with all that copper.
Where was all this going on.
When was the copper extraction, manufacture and usage happening.
How do we know this.
Also, what makes copper (especially Lake Superior Copper) so special. How is "our" copper different than copper from other places?
Dr Spohn, who has been collecting and researching copper for seven decades, will gladly address any and all questions on ancient copper that are brought forward by the anyone who asks. He also will evaluate, at no charge, any copper artifacts that you may have and bring to the presentation.
This presentation is sponsored by the Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy, is free and open to the public.