MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a hike to archaeological sites along Teal Lake from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, beginning at the northeast end of the lake.

            Participants can meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Berry Events Center to carpool, or meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Nakomis and Opechee at the northeast end of the lake.

            Jim Paquette will guide participants to prehistoric campsites and associated ancient Ajibik quartzite quarry sites that he discovered in 1984 along the northeast shoreline of Teal Lake. He will explain the circumstances surrounding his 1984 discoveries and the subsequent onsite 1985 archaeological excavations by NMU. He will discuss how those early finds led directly to some of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the Upper Great Lakes region.

            The hiking tour will be along a footpath of about half a mile. Participants should dress for the weather, and wear sturdy footgear.

            The cost to participate is $4 for NCLL members and $7 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 3, and class size is limited to a minimum of 15 and maximum of 35. To register or for more information call 906-228-6666.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman