Michigan State finds an observatory from 142 years ago buried on campus

In June, construction workers on the university’s campus in East Lansing, Mich., unexpectedly came across the foundation of the building, constructed in 1881. But not much is known about how long the structure was standing, why it was removed, and what observations it may have yielded, beyond that it was built by a former professor and his students.

The site will be turned next summer into an undergraduate field school where Stacey Camp, a professor of anthropology, and her students will continue to excavate in search of answers. The students will receive credit while learning about the practice of archaeology.

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