Monthly Archives: September 2015

From the Archives

BY SEBASTIÁN ENCINA, Museums Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Welcome to the inaugural blog post for the series “From the Archives,” where we will present special finds from the Kelsey Museum archives. Besides the magnificent collection of art and artifacts held … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month—September

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s ugly object is one of my absolute favorites in the collection. To be clear—it’s not one of my favorite ugly objects, it’s one of my favorite Kelsey objects, … Continue reading

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Identifying Pottery in the Field: Sad Handle Ware at Omrit

BY CAITLIN CLERKIN, PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan One step in studying pottery involves identifying what archaeologists call wares. The term “ware” refers to a particular way of preparing the fabric … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month—August

BY CARRIE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s ugly object is a double feature (or creature feature, depending on how you look at it)! Here we have two not-so-lovely, but oh-so fascinating, Egyptian hawk mummies. While neither of … Continue reading

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