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 13 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.


Online Resources


  • The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is now open to all audiences. The museum is operating its galleries at reduced capacity; admission is free, but visits must be scheduled in advance.
  • U-M alumnus and longtime U-M Museum of Art supporter William Weese has given a gift of art and endowment that will expand the museum’s Chinese ceramics collection. The collection Weese gifted includes more than 1,000 ceramics and decorative arts from China’s Neolithic period through the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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