For certain people, there’s nothing better than a comfy chair in a quiet corner that’s filled with books…preferably archaeology books. Now there is a place for those people.
The Museum of Anthropological Archaeology runs a small press, and the complete archive—more than 80 years of books on archaeology and anthropology—is now available for browsing in a dedicated space in the Department of Anthropology’s Titiev Library (pronounced tuh-teev).
In May 2018, the Museum released its most recent book: Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan, by John R. Halsey, former state archaeologist of Michigan. It joins the Great Lakes shelf alongside Caribou Hunting in the Upper Great Lakes (2015) and publications from an earlier era, such as James Griffin's The Fort Ancient Aspect. Other shelves hold classic volumes on work done in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Then there are the Museum’s earliest books, including many that are out of print, such as Social Singing among the Mapuche by Mischa Titiev (1949).
The Titiev Library is on the second floor of West Hall on the central campus of the University of Michigan.