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The Archaeology Collection

Anthropology Museum


Museum ArtifactsThe Museum has been the repository for assemblages recovered during archaeological field schools since the Anthropology Department was established in the late 1960s. The Archaeology Collection is comprised of artifacts from over 260 precontact and historical sites in Manitoba, as well as smaller collections of artifacts from the Near East (The Hetherington Collection) and Central America (The Porter Collection).  Local avocational archaeologists and private donors have also made significant contributions.

The archaeological collection is used in research, exhibits and in teaching. Courses offered through the Anthropology Department in archaeology includeMethod and Theory in Archaeology, Archaeology of North America, Zooarchaeology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeological Field School and Directed Readings/Research in Anthropology.