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Collections Public Open Recap Spring 2024 Report by Avnish Kulkarni (’24) This spring (2024), the Environmental Archaeology Lab worked together with the Archaeology & Anthropology…

March 2, 2024 2:00 – 4:00pm Exley Science Center
End of the Year Report Fall 2023 Report by Melanie Cham (’24) and Isabella Hosey (’26) This semester the EAL had several projects going on: The Washington Street Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut is filled with gravestones dating…

Fall 2023 Report by Melanie Cham (’24) Students in the course ARCP310 Archaeological Theory in Action: Research Design and Analytical Frameworks took a field trip to the Institute for American…

Fall 2023 Report by Melanie Cham (’24) For Fall Break of 2023, I spent a week living at Chaco Culture National Historical Monument in the four corners region of New Mexico. Situated in a canyon…

Fall 2023 Report by Melanie Cham (’24) Last Thursday, the Archaeology Program and the Archaeology & Anthropology Collections hosted the third annual Pumpkin Carving with Stone Tools event…

Updates from EAL Alumni Fall 2023 Nina Hirai (’23) Nina is now at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. STRI is a satellite campus of the…

It’s Fall Acorn Season! Fall 2023 Students in ARCP291 East Asian Archaeology went foraging for acorns outside of Exley Science Center last week…

Interested in Archaeology at Wesleyan? (Fall 2023) Fall 2023 Are you interested in learning more about archaeology? Take ARCP 204: Introduction to Archaeology!

Girls in Science Summer Camp Summer 2023 In August 2023, Wesleyan faculty and students participated in the Wesleyan Girls in Science Summer Camp for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade…

Professor Brunson Publishes Her Research Summer 2023 Prof. Brunson has published her research on the environmental history of deer in ancient China…

Professor Brunson Awarded NSF Grant Summer 2023 Prof. Brunson has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support her zooarchaeological and ancient DNA research…

Professor Brunson Conducts Research in Sweden Summer 2023 In June 2023, Prof. Brunson joined an international collaborative research project to analyze Chinese artifacts…

Congratulations to Our Archaeology Seniors! Spring 2023 Nick Bowman (Class of ‘23) has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Haifa, Israel…

Mammoth Hunt! Spring 2021 Every spring, archaeology students go hunting for mammoths (well…stuffed mammoth toys) using atlatls…

Collections Open House Spring 2023 Report by Nina Hirai (’23) This spring (2023), the EAL worked together with the Wesleyan Natural History Collections (WNHC) and…

Students in ARCP291: East Asian Archaeology Attempt to Recreate Oracle Bone-Burning Process Fall 2022 Report by Juliette Vemmer (’25) Oracle bone divination was a practice popular…

Collections Open House Spring 2022 Report by Nina Hirai (’23) and Kiran Kowalski (’23) The EAL worked together with the Wesleyan Natural History Collections (WNHC) and Anthropology and Archaeology Collections (AAC)…

Nina Hirai (’23) Presents at SAA (Spring 2022) Spring 2022 In April 2022, Nina Hirai (’23) and Professor Brunson presented at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) conference in Chicago. Nina’s research highlighted oracle bone…

3D Scanning Project Report Fall 2021 Report by Andres Angeles-Paredes 24’ and Fletcher Levy 23’ During the fall of 2021, we worked as 3D scanning technicians to digitize…

Cemetery Field Trip Fall 2021 Report by Kiran Kowalski (’23) ARCP 204 Introduction to Archeology covers a broad range of theories and techniques that make up the field of archeology…

Update from Beth (Fall ’21) Report by Beth Cooper (’24) This semester, I primarily worked on education and outreach projects to connect the Archeology Program…

Acorns in the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition Fall 2021 Report by Ruby DiCarlo (’23) and Avnish Kulkarni (’24) In Professor Brunson’s ARCP291 East Asian Archaeology class, students learn about archaeological cultures from…

Virtually Within Reach [Taken from the Wesleyan University Magazine] Photo copyright Andy & Yu Kai Tan Employing 3D-scanning technology to create computerized models of objects…

Teaching with Collections During COVID-19 Fall 2020 Report by Dr. Wendi Field Murray, Collections Manager for the Wesleyan University Archaeological and Anthropological Collections…

Photograph of a cattle and sheep scapula on a tray next to each other. There appears to be five hollows carved into the cattle scapula along with carvings and burn marks on the sheep scapula as well.

Oracle Bone Burning Experiments Fall 2020 Report by Nina Hirai (’23) Professor Brunson’s ARCP291: East Asian Archaeology course focuses on the study of archaeology in East Asia, especially China. As part of the course, students are introduced to oracle bones…

Documenting Middletown Gravestones Fall 2020 Report by Nina Hirai (’23) As course assistants for Professor Brunson’s class, ARCP204: Introduction to Archaeology, Nina and Nick designed a field trip to the Washington Street Cemetery…

Photograph of three students cleaning a duck

Boiling Bones! Spring 2020 Professor Brunson’s course ARCP257: Environmental Archaeology examines how data gathered from ancient plant remains, animal remains, and soils…

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