Thunder Lake II Site

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Thunder Lake II Site
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Location near Thunder Lake,
Schoolcraft County, Michigan [1]
Coordinates 46°6′0″N86°28′30″W / 46.10000°N 86.47500°W / 46.10000; -86.47500 Coordinates: 46°6′0″N86°28′30″W / 46.10000°N 86.47500°W / 46.10000; -86.47500
MPS Woodland Period Archaeological Sites of the Indian River and Fishdam River Basins MPS
NRHP reference # 14000372 [2]
Added to NRHP June 27, 2014

The Thunder Lake II Site, also designated 20ST109, is an archaeological site located near Thunder Lake in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. The site dates from the Woodland period. [3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. [2]

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References

  1. The Thunder Lake II site is listed in the NRIS as "Address Restricted." However, references give the location as near Thunder Lake. The geo-coordinates are approximate.
  2. 1 2 WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 6/16/14 THROUGH 6/27/14, National Park Service, June 27, 2014
  3. Sean Barron Dunham (2014), Late Woodland Settlement and Subsistence in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan (PDF)