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Excavating Archaeology @ U-M: 1817–2017

Architectural brick, unfired clay. Karanis, Egypt. University of Michigan Excavations, 1924-1935.

October 18, 2017–May 27, 2018

This exhibition explores the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and looks forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition relies on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment.

Curators: Terry G. Wilfong and Carla M. Sinopoli