Ongoing research of 2 of the 3 mishoonash located in Quinsigamond also brought UMass Boston scientists onto the ice in February, 2009 in search of Quinsigamond's historical shoreline. Utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar equipment from his lab at UMass Boston Department of Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences (EEOS), Allen Gontz, PhD., hopes to develop imagery of the lake floor surrounding the mishoonash. The images will then be used to create reconstructions of past shorelines and 3-D models. As with all aspects of our project, we encourage educators to bring some of their students who can gain hands on experience or training by working on our project.
Seeing Through the Ice...
A project of the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office