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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

Dec 18, 2018· Douglass Houghton, state geologist of Michigan, publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and describes the Keweenaw's copper deposits. Despite his appeal for caution, a land rush would soon start as investors, miners and entrepreneurs attempt to acquire copper-rich real estate.

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Great Lakes Copper Research

Great Lakes Copper was founded in 1999 and is registered with the State of Michigan. MISSION STATEMENT . Our research mission is to enhance the reservoir of knowledge and understanding about man's early use of copper. We wish to know all we can about his activities and belief systems involving ancient prospecting, mining, trading, crafting, and

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The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan

All the “ancient copper culture” tools that have been found could have been manufactured from just one of the large boulders. A placard in London’s British Museum Bronze Age axe exhibit says: “from about 2500 BC, the use of copper, formerly limited to parts of Southern Europe, suddenly swept through the rest of the Continent”.

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Mysteries of Michigan An Copper Miners and Sacred Sites

In Search of the Ancient Copper Culture in Michigan with Brad and Mary Sutherland. The Beginning of US 41 starts the path of the ancient Copper Culture where they start in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan, known as the UP and continue their travels and movement of the

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Collecting Copper in Michigan's Where to Find Rocks

Mar 25, 2014· The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan has been nationally famous for over 100 years for its history of highly productive copper mining. The local basalt is criss-crossed with many thick veins of native copper that made up the main ore of many of the mines.

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copperculture Homestead

Dec 25, 2019· Old Copper Complex, as opposed to Old Copper Culture, is a term used to convey the idea that copper working and usage is a multi-cultural rather than a single-culture phenomenon in North America. There is disagreement among the archeological community as to the time period to ascribe to the Old Copper Complex.

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Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

Michigan Technological University, submitted to MWAC, National Park Service, Lincoln, NE. 1988b Technical report on archaeological survey and evaluation, Isle Royale National Park, 1986. Archaeology Laboratory, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. 1990 Mining on Minong: copper mining on Isle Royale. Michigan History 74 (3) (May/June

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Copper Artifacts Milwaukee Public Museum

Axes and wedges are somewhat similar to chisels and celts in that they were probably often used for cutting wood and felling trees. Some of these artifacts show signs of being hammered on the butt end, perhaps for the purpose of splitting logs.(Left to Right: 11613/1487, 11614/1487, 11861/1571, 56432/22174, 11615/1487, 48414/15407, 2135, 11619/1487, 2234)

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Copper Culture Co. L.L.C. in Hudsonville, MI Company

Copper Culture Co. L.L.C. is a Michigan Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on March 16, 2017. The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is F1078Y. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Zabrea Coleman and is located at 5239 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426.

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Old Copper Complex Wikipedia

Old Copper Complex or Old Copper Culture were ancient Native North American societies known to have extensively produced and used copper for weaponry and tools. The archeological evidence of smelting or alloying is subject to some dispute, and it is commonly believed that objects were cold-worked into shape. Artifacts from some of these sites have been dated from 4000 to 1000 BCE.

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copper culture ancient america

Mar 08, 2015· By, Jay S.Wakefield, [email protected] . Copper: According to American Indian oral tradition, Michigan copper was mined in antiquity by “red haired white-skinned ‘marine men’ who came from across the sea”. Tens of thousands of pits, up to 30’ deep, were mined using fire-setting and stone hammers, with an estimated half a billion tons of pure crystalized copper removed from the

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The Old World’s Bronze Age Copper Was Mined in Michigan

Aug 11, 2018· American History classes generally mention NOTHING about the ancient copper mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where an estimated 500,000,000 pounds of copper was mined from 5,000 to 1,200 B.C. (Interestingly, the mines were briefly reactivated on a smaller scale, suddenly ending production around 1320 A.D., +/-10 years. The Knights Templar

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Vintage photos show what Michigan used to look like in

Dec 20, 2019· Copper Country Historical Collections, Michigan Technological University Archives. A turn-of-the-last-century photo from the Upper Peninsula depicting some snow-day fun.

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Arts & Culture Michigan

From the birthplace of Motown to the world’s largest open art competition, arts and culture in Michigan run deep. Find world-class museums such as The Henry Ford and the Detroit Institute of Art, walk through an Upper Peninsula copper mine or learn about the Anishinabe Culture through the exhibits of the Ziibwing Center.

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Comments on America Unearthed, Isle Royale copper & Minoan

Jan 06, 2013· Today, I’m commenting on the Michigan copper episode, where Scott investigates the idea that Minoans mined copper and tin in Michigan 5000 years ago. I’m not an expert in the techniques used by either the mainstream academics or alternative theorists, but I attempt to use my science and math training to evaluate both sides.

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Finnish Culture of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Jan 30, 2019· Yooper is also a linguistic dialect found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that is heavily influenced by Finnish due to the masses of Finnish immigrants who settled in Copper Country. In the UP of Michigan it is also possible to order a “Yooper” from Little Caesar's Pizza, which comes with pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms.

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History, language and culture in Michigan

Michigan History, Language and Culture helping Michigan to become a national leader in copper and iron ore production by the end of the 1800s. In the early 1900s, Michigan became a huge leader in the automobile industry. The Ford Motor Company was founded in Detroit in 1903, and General Motors and Chrysler are also based in the area.To this

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MICHIGAN COPPER THE UNTOLD STORY; A HISTORY OF

A brilliant book by a great man who spent his whole life working to solve the riddle of Michigan's ancient copper mines. Perhaps the most comprehensive and most accurate framework for understanding North American pre-history yet written.

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Missing: 500,000 Tons of Copper

Mainstream archeologists attribute all these immense labors to a North American "Copper Culture" -- certainly not to copper-hungry visitors from foreign shores. Admittedly, many copper artifacts have been dug up from North American mounds, but only a tiny fraction of the metal the Michigan

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