Professor Emeritus William Lovis publishes NPS report on archaeological sites at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Cover of NPS Technical Report 145 showing photo of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Department of Anthropology Professor Emeritus William Lovis recently published National Park Service, Midwest Archaeological Center, Technical Report 145 titled Site 20LU115, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Synthesis of Archeological and Environmental Data Recovery. National Park Service (NPS) Technical Report 145, funded by the Cooperative Environmental Studies Unit of the NPS, compiles and synthesizes all of the known archaeological and related environmental information for archaeological sites at Sleeping Bear Point in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This multidisciplinary research is coauthored with dune geomorphologist Dr. Alan Arbogast of the MSU Department of Geography, and the late Dr. G. William Monaghan, a geologist from Indiana University. 

The research monograph analyses and presents both past and newly acquired information, and synopsizes it into a series of recommendations for future management in the face of ongoing climate change. Given the sensitive nature of the information related to these heritage resources, the report is only available by request from the NPS Midwest Archaeological Center in Lincoln Nebraska.