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

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

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

North America’s Oldest Skull Surgery

By Aislinn Sanders New findings from bioarcheologist, Diana Simpson, have researchers dating the oldest skull surgery in North America to at least 3,000 years ago. In North Africa, the practice may be as old as 13,000 years old. Prior to… Read More

UWM Anthropology Field School Featured in latest UWM Report

Anthropology field school teaches students how to unearth the past For more information about this summer’s field school follow the link to the school’s blog! https://uwm.edu/archaeology-laboratory/research/archaeology-field-school/

Upcoming AIA Lecture, October 17th

Sunday, October 17 2021 3:00 PM

This Sunday, October 17th, the Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society will be hosting a free online lecture by Lesley A. Gregoricka titled, “Aridity and Adaptation among Arabian Bronze Age Communities:  Investigating Mobility and Climate Change Using Isotope Analysis”.

See below flyer for more information or visit https://aia-milwaukee.uwm.edu/

Follow the Progress of Our Field School on Our New Blog!

Follow the link below to follow the 2021 UWM Archaeological Field School with weekly updates and photos of their work and artifacts! UWM Field School Discovers Large Pit Features & Post Holes Despite Rain in Week 5

PhD Candidate Michelle LaBerge Wins First Prize for Dissertation Research

Anthropology PhD candidate Michelle LaBerge has won first prize for a poster on her PhD thesis research at the Iron Age Research Student Symposium, an annual event held in the UK that provides postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present… Read More

New Episode of Ask a Professor Now Available!

Ask A Professor! Ep. 2: The Life and Career of Archaeologist Robert Jeske is now available to view on our new Videos page! Or watch on YouTube by clicking here. In this episode we will ask Bob about how he… Read More

Alum Dr. Brooke Drew Presents Research on Historic Cemetery in Indiana

UWM Anthro is pleased to share the following presentation by Alum Dr. Brooke Drew on the Bethel Cemetery in Indiana. Dr. Brooke Drew, Indiana State University, uncovers the methodology a team of experts and students used to name unmarked burials… Read More