United States Repatriates Looted Cultural Property to Cambodia

By Aislinn Sanders On August 8th, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield met with Cambodia’s Ambassador to the United States Keo Chhea in New York for the repatriation of 30 objects of cultural and religious… Read More

2022 Ritzenthaler Museum Research Internship Award

Katie Cianciola is the 2022 Ritzenthaler Museum Research Internship Award Recipient. Over this summer, she continued examining a portion of the MPM’s Malcolm K. Whyte Collection which primarily consists of over 2,000 archaeological textiles, ceramics, metalwork, featherwork items from Peru…. Read More

Museum Studies Reception Review

By Aislinn Sanders Last week, on July 20th, the UWM Anthropology Department co-sponsored an event at the Milwaukee Public Museum for Museum Studies current and future students, alumni, and faculty. The program, which is a graduate certificate program under the… Read More

Maya Train Project Endangers Historic Sites in Mexico

By Aislinn Sanders The Mexican government is currently working on creating an intercity train system that will connect tourist sites across the Yucatan Peninsula. However, the project has received backlash from environmental activists, archaeologists, and cultural resource management professionals alike…. Read More

PhD Student Contributes to AG Eisenziet Annual Meeting Publications

Congratulations to PhD student Timmis Maddox for his recently published works with WSVA (West and South German Association of Archaeology) and MOVA (Central and East German Association of Archaeology) at their annual meeting. His work, titled “North Sea Centers: The… Read More

New Student Spotlight Episode Available!

Timmis Maddox is a PhD student studying Iron Age archaeology at UW-Milwaukee. Student Spotlight asks Timmis about his dissertation research, experiences in graduate school, and what he hopes to do after graduating. We learn that grad school can be a… Read More

BBC Chronicles the Revival of Juego de Pelota in Latin America

  By Aislinn Sanders and Pete Geraci Photos by Pete Geraci In Mexico, the Mesoamerican Ballgame Association is working to revive a 3,000-year-old team sport. The game, called ulama (or tlachitl in Nahuatl and pok-ta-pok in Mayan) is played by… Read More

1,300-year-old Maya Maize God sculpture uncovered in Mexico

By Aislinn Sanders On May 31st, 2022, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History released a statement discussing the recent discovery of a Maya Maize God bust discovered at the Palenque archaeological site in the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas…. Read More

Join us for Lake Park excavations June 11th & 12th!

Join the Archaeological Research Laboratory Center this weekend, June 11-12, for test excavations of the 1855 North Place Lighthouse! The project, co-headed by Seth Schneider and Brian McConnell, will take place from 8am-3pm on both days, and focus on the… Read More

Congrats to the Graduating Class of 2022!

The UWM Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate all of our 2022 graduating students! Achieving a Higher Ed degree is no easy task, especially amidst a global pandemic and historic social change. Good luck with all of your future… Read More