2012: Compositional Analysis of North Bay Ceramic Materials


2012: Compositional Analysis of North Bay Ceramic Materials

Michelle Birnbaum

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

RESEARCH SUMMARY (Partial)

The researcher obtained clay samples from “Shanty Bay” (Nicolet Bay) and other locations in Peninsula

State Park. After analyzing the samples, she will determine if there as a culturally distinctive “recipe”

for the manufacture of ceramic materials. The transfer of technological information, in this case a

ceramic recipe, can be determined by understanding local ceramic technology and raw material

selection strategies.