Monthly Archives: May 2014

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 TUNICIA ROSS, Custodian, Plant, Buildings and Ground Services, … Continue reading

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Burning Questions about Greek Sacrifice

BY DAN DIFFENDALE, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan Archaeologists study the (often-broken) material remains of human behavior in hopes of answering questions about human life in the past. We cannot directly access the … Continue reading

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Analyzing an Egyptian Textile Fiber

BY BRITTANY DOLPH,Graduate Conservation Intern, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program   Here in the conservation lab, we’ve been busily preparing for the upcoming exhibition, “Ancient/Modern: The Design of Everyday Things.” One of the objects in the exhibition is this child’s garment, excavated … Continue reading

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We Call It the Silo Building Complex

BY RICHARD REDDING, Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum, blogging from Giza, Egypt We discovered an Old Kingdom mud-brick building two years ago while clearing sand. It is located just south of the Khafre Valley Temple and separated from the tombs and … Continue reading

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