Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Earl Poleski have announced the MSU’s Campus Archaeology program as one of the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The award recognizes people and organizations who preserve Michigan’s vital historic and cultural resources and is awarded with a ceremony in the month of May, which is National Historic Preservation Month.
Campus Archaeology combines the efforts of the Department of Anthropology and Department of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities to conducts site surveys anytime ground is disturbed throughout MSU’s expansive campus. Through excavation, monitoring, and historic research, which includes hands-on field experience for students, information about MSU’s past is collected, documented, and shared with the MSU community and beyond. We are incredibly proud to be a part of this innovative, first-of-its kind program and honored to receive this recognition from the Governor.