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Curatorial Ranges

The Museum’s archaeological collections are organized into geographic divisions or by material. The geographic collections derive from Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes area, Eastern North America, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. Our Archaeobiology collection includes comparative plant and animal resources. Our analytical collections consist of sediments and materials related to lithic sourcing. Most of the Museum’s archaeological collections derive from excavations and surveys and are enriched by accompanying field notes, site and survey maps, photographs, and other relevant documents and records.