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UWM Field School Discovers Large Pit Features & Post Holes Despite Rain in Week 5

Week Five of the 2021 UWM Archaeological Field School During the fifth week the students in the archaeological field school opened up the 16 meters by 4.5 meters block. Unfortunately, a day and a half were lost because of rains… Read More

UWM Field School Uncovers Archaeological Features at Koshkonong Creek Village in Week 4

Week Four of the 2021 UW-Milwaukee Archaeological Field School During the fourth week the students in the archaeological field school completed the controlled horizontal and vertical excavations within the excavation units started in week three. Excavations were stopped at the… Read More

UWM Field School Begins Excavation at Koshkonong Creek Village

Week Three of the 2021 UW-Milwaukee Archaeological Field School During the third week the students in the archaeological field school conducted Phase I archaeological surveys to relocate an existing archaeological site and setting up an excavation area at the Koshkonong… Read More

CANCELLED! Field School Open House – June 26th

Note! This event has been cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather. The UWM archaeological field school is completing its third week in the field. We would like to invite the family and friends of the Weisensel family, the… Read More

2021 UWM Archaeological Field School Kicks Off With the Basics

Weeks One and Two of the 2021 UW-Milwaukee Archaeological Field School  During the first two weeks the students in the archaeological field school participate in lectures on identifying cultural material and culture history of Wisconsin. They also receive instruction on… Read More

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archaeological Field School

lighthouse vintage photo

June 1-July 10, 2021
The UWM Archaeological Field School will be conducting archaeological investigations in Milwaukee at the location of the 1855 North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park. In addition to our excavations, we will conduct survey near Milwaukee.

Identity and Dinner: The Interpretive Potential of Plant Macroremains

For more than 20 years the Menominee Historic Preservation Department, the College of Menominee Nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Midwest Ethnohorticulture LLC, and others have been collaborating on a renewed series of studies about ancient Menominee garden systems.

Alexis Jordan and Shaheen Christie contribute article to ANUAC, the journal of the national association of Italian cultural anthropologists

Two archaeology PhD students, Alexis Jordan and Shaheen Christie, contributed a paper on “The Graduate Student Experience in the Neoliberal Academy”, which documents their participation in advocating for the future of academic freedom and “The Wisconsin Idea”.

Dr. Patricia Richards and UWM-CRM featured on Milwaukee PBS

The program summarizes the recovery of human remains associated with the unmarked, abandoned Second Ward Cemetery, also known as the Gruenhagen Cemetery or German Protestant Cemetery. The work was done as a result of the expansion associated with Guest House of Milwaukee, a non-profit shelter for homeless men.

Bettina Arnold presented two public lectures at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Professor Arnold presented two public lectures entitled “The Past on Tap: Feasts and Fermented Brews in Ancient Europe” at the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Bacchus Uncorked program on July 15 and 16, 2017.

Bettina Arnold invited speaker at international conference at Weltenburg Monastery, Germany

Title: Expect the Unexpected: Implications of Recent Analyses of Mortuary Vessels for the Early Iron Age Social Configurations in Southwest Germany
Conference: What did the early Celts drink? Meaning and functions of imported Mediterranean vessels in Early Iron Age central Europe

Amy Klemmer receives Tinker Award for research in Latin America

Amy Klemmer, will use the award to study past human responses to climate change in Ecuador during the summer of 2017.

Seth Schneider presents at the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology

Title: Archaeology Around Lake Koshkonong
Event: Rock River Symposium at the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology

Jennifer Haas gives Brown Bag talk to Public Service Commission

Title: Archaeology and Historic Preservation in Wisconsin
Event: Archaeology Brown Bag, Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Adrienne Frie presents at Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference

Title: Something Other – Birds in Early Iron Age Slovenia
Symposium: Where the Wild Things are Not: Human-Animal Interaction in the Space Between Wild and Domestic