UNH Researchers to Use Satellite Imagery in Study of Michigan Archaeological Sites

Researchers from UNH have received a grant from NASA’s Space Archaeology program to investigate the transition of indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures to agricultural-based communities in the U.S. Great Lakes region prior to European contact between AD 1200-1600.

The focus of the study will be to determine if “micrometeorological lake effects” around major inland lakes contributed to settlement and development of prehistoric agriculture by creating favorable conditions for an extended growing season.

RESEARCH PROFILE: For Meghan Howey, the Past is Powerful

For Meghan Howey, UNH Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology, the distant past can yield clues to solving the environmental problems of the present.

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