Faculty News

New Faculty Book, Anthropological Archaeology Underwater, Now Available Free for Limited Time

The Department of Anthropology is very proud to announce that Professor Ashley Lemke’s new book, Anthropological Archaeology Underwater, is now available. You can purchase a physical copy or download a free copy for a limited time (until June 14th) here…. Read More

Dr. Lemke Presents at Freshwater Sciences Colloquium, Oct. 10th

Dr. Ashley Lemke will be presenting her research at the next Freshwater Sciences Colloquium tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday Oct. 10th at 1:00 PM.  The event will take place in GLRF 3080 at the Great Lakes Research Facility, 600 E Greenfield Ave,… Read More

UW System Awarded NAGPRA Documentation and Consultation Grant by National Park Service

The UWM Archaeological Research Laboratory Center led by Dr. Jennifer Haas, has been awarded a NAGPRA Documentation and Consultation Grant by the National Park Service. This grant will help facilitate repatriation efforts and strengthen relationships between the state of Wisconsin… Read More

Students and Faculty Impress Judges at the 2023 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium

Congratulations are in order for all those who participated in the 15th Annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium! The Department of Anthropology had seven students and three faculty members participate this year, one of our largest cohorts yet. The symposium celebrates… Read More

Midwest Archaeological Conference comes to La Crosse

By Aislinn Sanders   Update: The MAC conference went fantastically and over 20 current and former UWM personnel were present to honor Bob Jeske’s long and distinguished career. Our many sessions and symposia were well-attended and received great feedback. Please… Read More

Ancient Beer and Brewing with Bettina Arnold

By Aislinn Sanders Recently, Bettina Arnold was interviewed by the Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her knowledge on ancient beer brewing methods. It is her hope that she can get those uninterested in conventional… Read More

UWM’s Center for Forensic Science Programs Works to Make Milwaukee Safer

Last month, Dr. Emily Middleton and forensics students Jana Plotkin and Lilly Perkins sat down for an interview with WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR. Dr. Middleton heads the UWM Center for Forensic Science, which offers certificates in Death Investigation, Forensic Science,… Read More

Dawn Scher Thomae Wins Excellence Award at SAA 87th Annual Meeting

                    On Friday, April 1st, Dawn Scher Thomae, Co-Coordinator of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program and Curator of Anthropology Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, accepted an award at this… Read More

UWM Plans Big Presence at Upcoming SAA Annual Meetings in Chicago

        By Aislinn Sanders UWM Researchers are planning a big presence at this year’s 87th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). The meeting is the largest in the country and will take place in… Read More

Bettina Arnold Interviewed for Drinking With the Dead Article

By Aislinn Sanders Bettina Arnold was recently featured in an in depth article about ancient brewing for the popular blog, Good Beer Hunting. Bettina currently teaches the course ANTHRO 312: The Past on Tap, The Archaeology of Fermented Beverages. The… Read More