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A Student’s Perspective

BY PAIGE DE RUE, Kelsey Registry Intern and Major in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology This past fall semester has been truly an exciting experience since I was provided with the awesome opportunity to work as an intern for the Kelsey … Continue reading

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Low-tech adhesive testing for Egyptian polychrome limestone

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology One of my favorite conservation activities is researching practical solutions to complex condition problems. Example problem: how to stabilize flaky, powdery paint on deteriorating Egyptian limestone artifacts. The solution? Some kind of … Continue reading

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From the Archives

Apologies for the tardiness of this post… BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Though the summer months see a drop in University class visits to the Kelsey, the Museum is by no means less busy when … Continue reading

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RTI at Kurru!

JANELLE BATKIN-HALL, Graduate Intern in Conservation I’ve just returned from a fantastic six-week field work experience at the El-Kurru archaeological site in North Sudan. There, Kelsey conservator Suzanne Davis and I documented ancient figural and geometric graffiti in a funerary … Continue reading

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Check out the latest news from the students in IPCAA

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Writing a Dissertation on the Archaic Forum Boarium

BY ANDREA BROCK, Ph.D. candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan “Every journey begins with one step.” –my mom Enough with the background reading and procrastinating. This fall semester marked the official start of … Continue reading

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“We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and ‘X’ never, ever, marks the spot”–Indiana Jones

BY JENNY KREIGER, PhD student, U-M Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology When I teach my students about archaeology, I find that many of them have vague ideas about what archaeologists do. This is especially true for those parts … Continue reading

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