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Anthropological Archaeology

Anthropological Archaeology seeks both to understand the human past—including the origin and evolution of culture, inequality, agriculture, and urban life—and to link this past to the world that we inhabit today. Archaeologists at the University of Michigan conduct original fieldwork in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Near East, and across the Americas. Through survey, excavation, and laboratory analyses of material culture, we explore changes in the social, political, economic, and symbolic organization of human societies over time.