"In 2017 the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project continued its focus on discovering and sharing the history of Fort St. Joseph while emphasizing the importance of community partnerships.  This was a logical theme for 2017 since the project has long been a collaboration between Western Michigan University (WMU) faculty and students, the City of Niles, the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Advisory Committee, interested stakeholders, supporters, members, and community volunteers in the greater Niles area."

So starts the introduction to the 2017 Archaeology Annual Report submitted by Dr. Michael Nassaney, the Principal Investigator and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University.  Dr. Nassaney heads up the Archaeological Project with the help of WMU staff, students and Niles area community supporters & volunteers.  In addition to all of the information from the 2017 Open House and Archaeology dig, this year's report contains some wonderful photos from the dig site.  Review the Niles History Center's Archaeology page on our website and then click on the link at the top of that page to See the Annual Report.