Monthly Archives: April 2014

Teaching with the Help of Ancient Objects

BY MARCELLO MOGETTA, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan As college teachers we are often encouraged to enhance pedagogy by engaging students in materially different ways. We are also reminded that University of Michigan museum collections represent an … Continue reading

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My Favorite Artifact

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. We wondered, “Which artifacts move our staff?”  BY KATHRYN (KATE) CARRAS, Entrance Monitor, Kelsey Museum of … Continue reading

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Sequencing Ancient Pottery from Northern Afghanistan

BY CHARLOTTE MAXWELL-JONES, PhD student, U-M Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology Pottery is one of the most common archaeological finds.  This is because unlike cloth, wood, food, even human remains, pottery doesn’t chemically break down, and almost everyone … Continue reading

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From the Field: How tall was this pyramid?

BY GEOFF EMBERLING, Assistant Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum, blogging from his fieldwork site at El Kurru, Sudan Due to overwhelming demand, I am giving my answer to the question of how tall our pyramid would have been when first built. The … Continue reading

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Conservation for Seleucia Show, Part 3

BY BRITTANY DOLPH, Graduate Conservation Intern, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program It may come as a surprise that sometimes conservators decide to not treat an object, after consulting with archaeologists and curators. One reason for this might be that the treatment would destroy … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – January

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation We’re getting off to a rather late start with Ugly Object this month – I was so excited about voting for 2016’s Ugly of Object the Year* that I almost forgot to pick an inaugural … Continue reading

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