University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology Supporting our Museum Community, Worldwide!
(1)

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
11/21/2019

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Interested in the archaeology of Michigan? Join us tonight (11/21) for a talk sponsored by the Michigan Archaeological Society, where John M. O’Shea of the University of Michigan discusses the prehistoric archaeology of Lake Huron’s Alpena Amberley Ridge. myumi.ch/1pMVM

Tomorrow evening the Michigan Archaeological Society will be hosting a talk by Prof. John O'Shea on his work beneath Lak...
11/20/2019

Tomorrow evening the Michigan Archaeological Society will be hosting a talk by Prof. John O'Shea on his work beneath Lake Huron.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our newest book! Remembering Archaeological Fieldwork in Mexico and Peru, ...
11/19/2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of our newest book!

Remembering Archaeological Fieldwork in Mexico and Peru, 1961-2003:
A Photographic Essay

by Jeffrey R. Parsons, emeritus professor in the
Department of Anthropology at the
University of Michigan

Click the link below to read more about the book
https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/archaeology-books/2019/11/11/remembering-archaeological-fieldwork-in-mexico-and-peru-1961-2003-a-photographic-essay/

or here to purchase
https://www.press.umich.edu/11395814/remembering_archaeological_fieldwork_in_mexico_and_peru_1961_2003

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Galaty, whose “Memory and Nation Building from Ancient Times to the Islamic State” has ...
11/19/2019

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Galaty, whose “Memory and Nation Building from Ancient Times to the Islamic State” has just won the Society for Albanian Studies 2019 Skender Book Prize! “ The 2019 Prize Committee praised the breadth and depth of Galaty’s suggestive study, which draws from a variety of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, psychology, history, nationalism theories, and fiction.” https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759122604/Memory-and-Nation-Building-From-Ancient-Times-to-the-Islamic-State

Congratulations to Prof. Rob Beck, whose “Fort San Juan and The Limits of Empire: Colonialism and Household Practice at ...
11/18/2019

Congratulations to Prof. Rob Beck, whose “Fort San Juan and The Limits of Empire: Colonialism and Household Practice at The Berry Site" has been selected for a 2019 SAF Field Discovery Award!

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
11/16/2019

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The People and the Planet exhibit opened this past weekend, and we hope none of our visitors missed this amazing artifact from the U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology!

This is an early 20th century fish trap from the the Philippines, known to the Ifugao people as a "gubu." Philippine fish harvesters catch small fish in traps made from local bamboo and rattan. Their traps are uniquely suited to the shallow freshwater rice terraces where they fish.

We are grateful to University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology for loaning such a unique artifact to UMMNH! #MoretoExplore #UMMAA #UMich

University of Michigan History Department
11/11/2019

University of Michigan History Department

History comes alive!

Last month Professor Pär Cassel and his History 354 class (War, Rebellion and Revolution in China through Two Centuries) visited the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology to examine a selection of clothing and textiles from the museum's Chinese Government Collection.

11/08/2019
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

We can't wait to see these exciting new exhibits!

𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐈𝐒 𝐀𝐋𝐌𝐎𝐒𝐓 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄!

UMMNH's People and the Planet exhibit is nearly ready for visitors! Come see Michigan's own Bristle Mammoth, learn about the impact your clothing and diet has on the environment, and brainstorm new ways to fight climate change!

🌎❤️ Like this post if you plan on coming to the exhibit's opening: November 10! #MoretoExplore #climatechange #mammoth #VisitAnnArbor
University of Michigan
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology
Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

ACASA
11/08/2019
ACASA

ACASA

An interesting archaeological find to start the weekend with: archaeologists have discovered two pitfall traps in Tultepec (Mexico), dating from 15.000 years BP and containing the bones of at least 14 Columbian mammoths, shedding new light on the relationship between hunter-gatherers and mammoths in the Americas.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50330717

Happy Halloween!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween!

Archaeologists have found evidence for #Halloween’s Celtic roots at two ancient sites in Ireland, County Meath's Hill of Ward, and Rathcroghan in County Roscommon.

archaeology.org/issues/232-1611/features/4940-ireland-halloween-roots

archaeology.org/issues/359-1911/trenches/8099-trenches-ireland-rathcroghan

(Courtesy Stephen Davis, University College Dublin)
(Joe Fenwick/Courtesy Rathcroghan Visitor Centre)

Antiquity Journal
10/29/2019

Antiquity Journal

Cats in archaeology are often associated with Ancient Egypt. However, our relationship with our feline friends stretches back even further. They (and foxes) were buried with humans in the #Neolithic 9,000 years ago #NationalCatDay 🐈
From the latest 🅰➡🆓 https://buff.ly/2OTvuJ9

University of Michigan Global Islamic Studies Center
10/28/2019

University of Michigan Global Islamic Studies Center

Event Alert! TODAY:

Vampire Trouble is More Serious Than the Mighty Plague: A Comparative Look at the History of Evil and Mischief, Inspired by Evliya Çelebi (1611 - ca. 1684)
Professor Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University

Mon, Oct 28
4:00 - 5:30PM
Room 2022, South Thayer Building

Sponsored by: University of Michigan Middle East Studies

Cosponsors: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, University of Michigan History of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

10/28/2019
Field Museum

Field Museum

Doctoral student Crystal Migwans (Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation) and master weaver Renee Wasson Dillard (Odawa) recently visited our Anthropology collections and shared their knowledge of natural fiber weaving.

They looked at vibrant bulrush mats and woven bags from Anishinaabe communities in the Great Lakes, assessing their weaves, colors, designs, and more. Crystal and Renee are collaborating in hopes of learning more about the original makers and sharing this knowledge with communities looking to bring back these techniques and traditions.

Smithsonian Magazine
10/25/2019
Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

A new group has enlisted the help of canines and their olfactory superpowers: archaeologists.

UMMAA Director talks about the future of archaeological publications and an exciting collaboration with the Kelsey Museu...
10/25/2019
When Digs Go Digital

UMMAA Director talks about the future of archaeological publications and an exciting collaboration with the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

When archaeologists dig, they simultaneously erase the evidence of ancient civilizations. This means that publishing their finds is vital. …

Archaeology Magazine
10/22/2019

Archaeology Magazine

A two-wheeled chariot dating to the third century A.D., including the remains of harnessed horses, has been discovered in a burial mound in eastern Croatia, in what was the Roman province of Pannonia.

archaeology.org/news/8115-191017-croatia-roman-chariot

(Courtesy Boris Kratofil, Vinkovci Municipal Museum)

Thanks to everybody who came out today to see what we’re up to and a big shout out to these crews for making Internation...
10/19/2019

Thanks to everybody who came out today to see what we’re up to and a big shout out to these crews for making International Archaeology Day a success! #IAD2019

Happy International Archaeology Day! Join us in Dexter at the historic Gordon Hall to see our field crew in action, or a...
10/19/2019

Happy International Archaeology Day! Join us in Dexter at the historic Gordon Hall to see our field crew in action, or at Lansing’s Michigan History Center where some of our grad students will be showing off artifacts and the exciting work we do. Can’t make it out? Be sure to follow @umichanthroaarch on Instagram. The field students have taken over for the day to show off their exciting work

University of Michigan Anthropology
10/19/2019
University of Michigan Anthropology

University of Michigan Anthropology

“Their finding that wealth was inherited, rather than achieved, has real impacts for research on inequality and will likely change our understanding of ancient Europe,” said Alicia Ventresca Miller, assistant professor of anthropology, commenting on an archaeological discovery that humans have a history of status division stretching back at least 4,000 years.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-teeth-reveal-social-stratification-dates-back-to-bronze-age-societies/

Doctoral student Erina Baci talks About the archaeology of Albania and Kosovo, and GIS. Give it a listen!
10/14/2019
Albania: Mapping it All Out with Erina Baci - Ep7

Doctoral student Erina Baci talks About the archaeology of Albania and Kosovo, and GIS. Give it a listen!

On this episode of A Life in Ruins, we interview Erina Baci. Erina Baci is an Anthropologist and Archaeologist, studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor - one of the top anthropology departments in the US. Erina studies Bronze and Iron Age settlement patterns in Albania and Kosovo. We del...

A great retrospective on University of Michigan Anthropology Professor Emeritus C. Loring Brace. Give it a listen!
10/08/2019
SoS Bonus- Remembering C. Loring Brace with Dr. Shelley Smith

A great retrospective on University of Michigan Anthropology Professor Emeritus C. Loring Brace. Give it a listen!

C. Loring Brace passed away on September 7 of this year. Brace has had an immense impact on our field through both his work and mentorship. In this episode, we honor him and celebrate his life and wor

10/07/2019
Michigan History Center

In addition to the Gordon Hall event, UMMAA will be participating in this statewide event. Come stop by!

Did you know that archaeology is happening all over the state? On Oct. 19, meet with the experts who are uncovering Michigan’s past and learn about their exciting finds! While you’re at the event, enjoy a lively keynote presentation by retired State Archaeologist Dean Anderson and even have one of your own artifacts identified by our Archaeology Roadshow experts. Mark your calendars for Michigan Archaeology Day 2019 - admission and parking are FREE!

Should be a fascinating event!
10/07/2019

Should be a fascinating event!

10/04/2019
Michigan History Center

Michigan History Center

Did you know that archaeology is happening all over the state? On Oct. 19, meet with the experts who are uncovering Michigan’s past and learn about their exciting finds! While you’re at the event, enjoy a lively keynote presentation by retired State Archaeologist Dean Anderson and even have one of your own artifacts identified by our Archaeology Roadshow experts. Mark your calendars for Michigan Archaeology Day 2019 - admission and parking are FREE!

10/02/2019
A New Day, A New Dawn: Season 2 of Archaeology at Gordon Hall – AnthrArc 486

This year, UMMAA will be resuming work at historic Gordon Hall in Dexter, MI. Be sure to follow our student bloggers as they document the new round of excavations!

A New Day, A New Dawn: Season 2 of Archaeology at Gordon Hall Posted onSeptember 16, 2019September 16, 2019AuthorField StudentLeave a comment By Danya Lian Pollack This Friday, September 13th, marks a brand new season of fieldwork at the historic Gordon Hall in Dexter, Michigan, the former address f...

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
09/30/2019

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The Bristle Mammoth has traveled from Chelsea, Michigan to the Ruthven Museums Building, and now to the Biological Sciences Building! On display Nov 10. #FossilFriday

#UMMNH #umichpaleo #visitannarbor #UMsocial #MoreToExplore

Photo credit: Dayle Marshke, Michigan Photography

University of Michigan
09/28/2019
University of Michigan

University of Michigan

This April, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History opened its doors to visitors in its new home at the Biological Sciences Building. This November, the museum will open the second half of its exhibits and hands-on labs. #UMichArts

UMMAA’s Brown Bag lecture series kicked off yesterday with fascinating presentations by PhD candidate Lauren Pratt and d...
09/20/2019

UMMAA’s Brown Bag lecture series kicked off yesterday with fascinating presentations by PhD candidate Lauren Pratt and doctoral student Julian Schultz. Join us on Thursdays to hear about the exciting research going on at the Museum!

09/19/2019

First Brown Bag of the year starting soon! Come to the Whitney Auditorium on the first floor of the School of Education Building

University of Michigan Anthropology Club
09/18/2019

University of Michigan Anthropology Club

Come and hang with us at our mass meeting to kick off the year! Details below ⬇️

Attention grad students: Michigan Science Writers is publishing a new printed magazine that will integrate science, tech...
08/15/2019

Attention grad students: Michigan Science Writers is publishing a new printed magazine that will integrate science, tech, engineering, art, and medicine (STEAM). This is a unique opportunity to develop writing skills and do some #scicomm/#medcomm/#engincomm outreach (not to mention would look great on a CV)! Get more info here: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/equilibrium/

Kudos to Ashley Lemke: great piece on underwater archaeology at UTArlington...Read more: https://bit.ly/2Y8cisf
07/23/2019

Kudos to Ashley Lemke: great piece on underwater archaeology at UTArlington...
Read more: https://bit.ly/2Y8cisf

Gabby Armstrong, from the RAPID-K survey: "My favorite part of this project was my first day of pedestrian survey, when ...
06/27/2019

Gabby Armstrong, from the RAPID-K survey: "My favorite part of this project was my first day of pedestrian survey, when my team found the tumulus. We documented its location and relative size before hiking up and exploring the top, where we believe there to be a looted grave. In the field next to the hypothesized tumulus, we found more than 40 pieces of pottery from many different time periods, which supports our belief that we found a tumulus. I am fortunate and thankful to have RAPID-K as my first field experience and cannot wait to see how the project advances in the coming field seasons."

"Most of the artifacts we find are ceramics, which can often be identified as Neolithic, Bronze Age, Medieval, or within...
06/24/2019

"Most of the artifacts we find are ceramics, which can often be identified as Neolithic, Bronze Age, Medieval, or within only the past few hundred years..." From a brief description of shovel testing on the RAPID-K project, by crew member Trevor McKinney. More at https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/kosovo-archaeology/

"Archaeology is a very exhaustive process. We can go days without finding much, or days with finding so many artifacts i...
06/20/2019

"Archaeology is a very exhaustive process. We can go days without finding much, or days with finding so many artifacts it becomes hard to take them all back. However, only through this process we can work to piece together thousands of years of history. Here we are holding some of the artifacts we found near a gravel operation." Roy Gebara, crew member of RAPID-K. Read more at https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/kosovo-archaeology/

Address

610 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
48109

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology:

Videos

Category