Videos & Podcasts

You can learn more about our research through these short videos, podcasts and presentations!

Visit the Archaeology Below Lake Huron Youtube channel too!

Podcast with Dr. Ashley Lemke at Seven Ages.
Underwater Archaeology on the Great Lakes | SAAJ 062
January 21, 2023
by Jason Pentrail

“In this episode of the Seven Ages Audio Journal, the team begins with the latest news from the world of archaeology. Micah covers the story of the use of stone tools by modern monkeys. Next, Jason presents the unlikely story of a Londoner who has cracked the code of the meaning of ancient cave paintings. 
The team then welcomes Dr. Ashley Lemke for an exciting discussion on her work discovering ancient underwater archaeological sites beneath the Great Lakes. Ashley Lemke is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington and former Chair of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology ( She is a leading researcher on the archaeology of hunter-gatherers. She has worked extensively on both terrestrial and underwater archaeological projects from the Lower Paleolithic in Europe to 19th-century Nunamiut archaeological sites in the Arctic. She is an expert on submerged ancient sites in the Americas and has researched such sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and Atlantic Ocean.”

New Video about the Belson Site with independent researcher Thomas Talbot and U-M archaeologists Brendan Nash and Henry Wright.
Scientific American, December 8, 2022.
An Archeological Dig in Michigan Turns Up Some Surprising Artifacts

Dr. John O’Shea, Stone Lines and Caribou Hunters: Identifying Hunting Structures Beneath the Great Lakes

New England Antiquity Research Association (NEARA), 2022 Fall conference, Brattleboro, Vermont
November, 2022.

Michigan Clovis Site Discovered, “Independent researcher Thomas Talbot and U-M archaeologists Brendan Nash and Henry Wright discuss what has been found at the Clovis camp site and its significance to the region’s archaeological history.” University of Michigan, The University Record, August 23, 2021. Read related article here.

Professor J. O’Shea, Dr. A. Lemke, PhD Cadidate B. Nash, Archeologists have discovered a mystery at the bottom of Lake Huron. Scientific American, June 1, 2021.

Dr. John O’Shea on UMMAA’s contributions to European Prehistory, University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

Professor O’Shea, An Undiscovered Country, October 5, 2018; TEDxPresqueIsleDistrictLibrary

Professor O’Shea, Exploring the Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes with John O’Shea | Citizen + History Channel, 2017

University of Michigan researcher discovers prehistoric clue, December 9, 2011. UM News Service

University of Michigan anthropologist John O’Shea discovers a prehistoric wooden object at the bottom of Lake Huron.