Artifacts discovered during public archaeological digs at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay are getting assessments by a professional archaeologist. Emily Rux, with Midwest Archaeological Consultants, is serving as an archaeologist in residence at Crossroads. She's surprised at the quantity and condition of stone chips and other relics discovered by kids and adults at the public digs. Rux says unlike digs she has conducted in the Northeast U.S., where soils can be more acidic, the Crossroads finds paint clear pictures of pre-historic activity and the people who came to what is now Sturgeon Bay.
Rux will conduct another archaeology workshop at the Crossroads at Big Creek on Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay on December 20th. The public is welcome to attend and take part in the cleaning and sorting of artifacts found at dig sites.