The archaeological community was saddened by the recent passing of two long time Minnesota archaeologists. Doug Birk whose work focused on the European Colonial period in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Doug was an expert on the fur trade and early European exploration. And Steven Mulholland who focused on northern Minnesota archaeology. Steve’s expertise was in lithic analysis and toolstone identification, particularly in northeastern Minnesota. Steve was also a recent past president of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology. A copy of Doug’s obituary can be found here: http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Birk-obituary-web.pdf A copy of Steve’s obituary here: http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Stephen-Obiturary-web.pdf
Our condolences to their families.