Welcome to the Archaeology at Michigan Website!

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Developed as part of the Winter 2014 LSA Research Theme Semester in Archaeology, Material Culture, and the Ancient World, this site highlights the research, teaching, collection, and other resources for archaeological research at the University of Michigan. With some 50 faculty, curators, research scientists and museum professionals distributed across 10 different academic units, U-M researchers are conducting fieldwork and collections-based research on five continents, and on periods spanning from half a million years ago to the present. This site provides an introduction to their work and to the rich resources for teaching and scholarship on Archaeology, Material Culture, and the Ancient World at the University of Michigan.



  • U-M paleontologists uncover evidence that humans may have reached North America much earlier than previously thought. Read more
  • In celebration of the upcoming Bicentennial exhibition, Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817–2017, the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology are counting down the days until the exhibition opening on October 18, 2017. View 200 Objects in 200 Days at the UMMAA and #KMA200 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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