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Archaeological Collections

late Woodland ceramic sherds

The UW Anthropology Museum houses archaeological collections representing human lives in many different times and places. A large portion of our archaeological holdings are are made up of material recovered during undergraduate field schools run jointly by UW and the University of Manitoba beginning in the 1960s. We are also home to artifacts from over 260 sites in Manitoba. Some of these sites date to the earliest human occupation of the province. Others are more recent, left behind by the fur traders and farmers of the nineteenth century. Artifacts from sites as far away as the Near East and Central America can be found in our archaeological collections, as well.

Artifacts from our archaeological collections are currently on exhibit. Come up to the 4th floor of Centennial Hall, or check out our exhibits page to learn more.

Featured Collections

Image of Sinnock Site with link to site collection page

Image of Miss Davis' School with link to site collection