Uncovering the Neanderthal Diet

By Aislinn Sanders What Neanderthals ate has been an ongoing debate in research communities. A new study on Neanderthal teeth has attempted to provide an answer to this question. Led by Dr. Klervia Jaouen, a researcher at the Observatory Midi… 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

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