Research News

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 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

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

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”.

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.

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

Katherine Sterner and Robert Ahlrichs organize symposium and present at the SAA Annual Conference

Title: Examining the Use Lives of Archaic Bipointed Bifaces: Cache Blades from the Riverside Site
Symposium: Integrating Functional Analysis – Contributions from Use-Wear Analysis within the Broader Context of Human Behavior in Prehistoric North American

Thomas Zych and Brian Nicholls present poster at the SAA Annual Conference

Title: Sculpting a Mississippian Aztalan: A Landscape Perspective
Poster Session: North American Midwest I

Bettina Arnold presents invited paper at SAA Annual Conference

Title: ’And Make Some Other Man Our King’: Mortuary Evidence for Labile Elite Power Structures in Early Iron Age Europe
Session: “Power from Below: Collectivity and Heterarchy in Global Perspective”

John Richards, Robert Mainfort and Seth Schneider present poster at SAA Annual Conference

Title: Comparative Compositional Analysis of Parkin Phase Red-Slipped Pottery and Red Ochre Deposits Using PXRF and Petrography
Poster Session: North American Midwest I

Katherine Sterner presents her research at the SAA Annual Conference

Title: Examining the Use Lives of Archaic Bipointed Bifaces: Cache Blades from the Riverside Site (20ME0001)
Symposium: Integrating Functional Analysis: Contributions from Use-Wear Analysis within the Broader Context of Human Behavior in Prehistoric North America

Kevin Garstki presents his research at the SAA Annual Conference

Title: Producing Knowledge Through the Production of 3D Digital Artifacts
Symposium: Archaeological Epistemology in the Digital Age

Robert Jeske presents paper at the SAA Annual Conference

Title: Strangers in a Strange Land: The Lake Koshkonong Oneota Locality in Context
Session: General Session: Archaeology in the American Midwest I