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


Friday, May 3 2024

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Main Campus. Sabin Hall, var. rooms. See registration information.

Sabin Hall
3413 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211





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4th Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge: Unhopped and Unplugged Brews – April 6th, 2024

Saturday, April 6 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

UWM Honors College Building, Room HON 196 located at 3363 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

On Saturday April 6, 2024 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Honors College (HON 196), 3363 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 the Hortus Academicus/Brew Garden initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will hold a tasting competition with three judges choosing the top three brews, all of whom are professionals associated with local businesses involved in brewing, dispensing, and/or reporting on fermented beverages.

The judges for 2024 are: Joe Yeado, Gathering Place Brewing; Jerry Janiszewski, Pabst Mansion and Wisconsin Historical Foundation Board of Directors; Rob Novak, The Brewing Experience, Old World Wisconsin. There will also be a People’s Choice award with non-contestants casting their votes via ballot for their favorite brew. Joe Yeado has generously agreed to offer the winner the opportunity to brew their beer using a new pilot brewing system at Gathering Place in River West with a launch party at GP to follow.

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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

Congratulations to our Class of 2023!

      Anthropology successfully graduated a substantial amount of students this year and we couldn’t be more proud of them. This year we had six PhD students, seven Master’s students, and almost 20 undergraduates finish their degrees. PhD dissertations… 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

Women’s History Month – A tribute to Maria Constanza Ceruti

By Ann Eberwein María Constanza Ceruti is an archaeologist, anthropologist, and mountaineer with an impressive list of accomplishments. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973 and her parents, who were both doctors, took her to many museums and… Read More

Women’s History Month – A tribute to Mary Brodrick

By Ann Eberwein Mary Brodrick (1858 – 1933) was an archaeologist and Egyptologist of great distinction and was one of the first women to excavate in Egypt. She began her academic career at age thirty after a trip to Egypt… Read More

Women’s History Month – A tribute to Harriet M. Smith

By Ann Eberwein Born is 1911, Harriet M. Smith was the first female archaeologist in Illinois and led early excavations at Cahokia including the salvage excavation of Murdock Mound (Mound 55). Smith received her Doctorate in Anthropology from the University… Read More

New Research into Hittite Collapse

By Ann Eberwein Between 1200 and 1150 BC, cities, regions, and empires across Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean experienced sudden decline and fragmentation in what is termed the Late Bronze Age collapse. Many explanations, both environmental and cultural, have… Read More