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Keys to the Past: Archaeological Treasures of Mackinac


It was 1959 when archaeologists first put spade to soil at Colonial Michilimackinac. They have returned every year, and a National Historic Landmark, reconstructed military and trading outpost has grown based on their work.

Now Dr. Lynn Evans, Curator of Archaeology for MSHP, has compiled that 40-plus years of work into a beautiful publication titled Keys to the Past. Dr. Evans has hand-selected the most intriguing and unique artifacts discovered in the Straits of Mackinac and shares them in this rich, full color edition.

Mackinac Associates sponsored the Keys to the Past project to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Mackinac enthusiasts will consider the book a “must-have” addition to their library.

“Keys to the Past is a strikingly beautiful publication with fascinating information on the treasures found through the Mackinac State Historic Parks archeology program,” said Mackinac Associates President Marta Olson. “Mackinac Associates is proud to have funded this wonderful new addition to the publications program in honor of our 20th anniversary. Congratulations to Dr. Evans for her excellent work.”

Author: Lynn L.M. Evans
Publisher: Mackinac State Historic Parks
ISBN: Hardcover 0-911872-85-X; Softcover 0-911872-84-1
Illustrated, 102 pages, 2003
Price: Hardbound $18.95 Softcover $14.95