For today’s show, guest host Bert Zipperer speaks with two archaeologists about the 3,000-year-old dugout canoe recently recovered from Lake Mendota, the second ancient canoe found in Wisconsin this year.
Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archaeologist with Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program. Her research has resulted in the nomination of 55 submerged sites to the National Register of Historic Places. She has received awards from the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, and in 2014, she was inducted into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame.
Amy Rosebrough is an archaeologist with the State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society. She is the leading expert on the Effigy Mound builders of Wisconsin.
Cover photo by Dean Witter for the Wisconsin Historical Society