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Museum of Anthropology

Recent News

Why are we the last hominin standing?

Museum curator Brian Stewart makes the cover of Nature Human Behaviour with “generalist specialist” theory

We're moving!

Museum faculty, students, and staff relocating to SOE

Victor Estrella studying gold artifacts at the Research Museums Center.

Curator Videos

To learn more about the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology and its role in the development of the field of archaeology, see our video series (below). Our curators talk briefly about the Museum's legendary archaeologists and anthropologists, its remarkable collections of artifacts, and the Museum's critical role in continuing the legacy.



The Museum of Anthropological Archaeology is an international leader in research and student training. Our research collections—which include materials from many parts of the New and Old Worlds—support undergraduate and graduate education, and a portion is displayed in the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. This website contains information about faculty research, the Museum's organization, and selected images from field work and collections.