International Conference

September 29–October 2, 2022

Rackham Building, Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109.

University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at 100:

Michigan’s Mark – Past, Present, Future

In the field.

The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) was founded in 1922. Over the course of a century, its curators, students, and staff have made indelible marks on archaeological theory and practice, the world over. At the “UMMAA at 100” conference we will take time to celebrate these accomplishments, consider the current state of the discipline, and chart possible futures. Where has archaeology been, where is it going? What roles will UMMAA and its legacy play in defining archaeology for the next 100 years?

Confirmed Speakers

UMMAA Timeline

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UMMAA History

Video “Goodbye Ruthven”

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100 Years of Michigan Alumni

Planning Committee

The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology is proud to acknowledge the deep and enduring importance of its Philippine collection, assembled by the Museum’s first director, Carl E. Guthe, during an expedition to the Philippines, 1922-1925. We are enthusiastic participants in the Reconnect/Recollect Collaboratory, which seeks to redress historical and continuing harm done to Filipinos and the Indigenous peoples of the Philippines by museums, including our own.

UMMAA gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the University of Michigans College of LSA, Department of Anthropology, and the Office of Research.