Leveraging Lessons of the North American Fur Trade: Integrated Cultural and Biological Legacies

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Principal investigators

Courtney Hofman
Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research
University of Oklahoma
Alexis Mychajliw
Department of Biology & Environmental Studies Middlebury College
Bonnie Newsom
Department of Anthropology
University of Maine
Torben Rick
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

Arthur Speiss
Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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