Michigan Archaeological Society Panel Discussion about Archaeological Practice.
This event is in the past.
Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Career Event
Featuring panelists Lynn Evans, Athena Zissis, and our very own Museum Director Megan McCullen!
Generally, we know that archaeologists collect data about and preserve cultural materials by way of archival research, survey, and excavation. But how does a professional begin and then navigate their career in the field of archaeology; in what ways does an employer affect their archaeological practice; and what does it mean to be a successful archaeological practitioner? We plan to ask a panel of professionals on February 18th. Lynn Evans is the head archaeologist at Fort Michilimackinac; Athena Zissis is a crew leader with the Mannik and Smith Group, and Megan McCullen is the director of the Wayne State University Museum of Anthropology. This discussion will provide opportunities to learn about the public, private, and academic sectors of archaeological practice so bring your questions and prepare to learn buckets full. Let’s just say we’ll go beyond scratching the surface!