Susan R. Martin

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  • Department: Social Sciences
  • Office Location: 212 Academic Offices
  • Office Phone: (906) 487-2366
  • Job Title: Associate Professor

My interest areas include:Heritage management, Public Archaeology, Prehistoric Technologies, and Native American Political/Resource issues. I teach Heritage Management in the graduate program, and World Cultural Diversity, Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, and American Indian Political Issues to undergraduates. The thing that I enjoy most about my job is involving undergraduates in research, and watching (and assisting) the graduate students as they mature into professional archaeologists. I also enjoy meeting the public and helping to interpret the archaeological record for them. Most recently I have been working on prehistoric copper and its uses by the native people of the Lake Superior region. The prehistoric mining evidence in the region is one of its most unique characteristics. Interest in copper generates a number of frequently-asked questions, and so I've included some of them, and my answers, for your use.

FAQ on ancient copper


Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 49931
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