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

Discovering America’s Oldest Mine

By Aislinn Sanders Recently published research has confirmed that a Paleoindian site in Wyoming is America’s oldest mine to date. These findings came from the excavation of a quarry trench in southern Wyoming between 2017 and 2020, lead by Wyoming… Read More

11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference Hosted Online

Last week, from May 7-8, 2022, the Fields of Conflict Conference took place virtually, co-organized by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Barcelona. This year, the event’s featured topics included prehistoric conflict, battlefield tourism, and landscapes of conflict…. Read More

Underground City Discovered in Turkey

By Aislinn Sanders News broke recently of the underground city uncovered by archaeologists in Mardin, Turkey. Researchers in the Midyat district found a cave with passageways, corridors, wall murals, artifacts, places of worship, and water wells during cleaning and conservation… Read More

Data Reuse and Digital Literacy in Archaeology, New Article by Alum Dr. Kevin Garstki

By Aislinn Sanders What happens to archaeological data after the creator has used it? Often, it never resurfaces for use by new creators. Sometimes, this is because the process of data collection is considered more important or because it is… Read More

Save the Date: July 20-23 AMM-WFM 2022 Joint Conference

Association of Midwest Museums to Host Conference in Milwaukee The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) will be hosting their annual conference online July 19 and in-person July 20-23, 2022, in Milwaukee at the Hyatt Regency. The conference’s theme, showcasing the… Read More