Modern laboratory space for researching and teaching the archaeology of Wisconsin, eastern North America, and related topics
The newly-renovated Wisconsin Archaeology Lab provides the space, equipment, and reference collections necessary for carrying out archaeological research in the 21st century. The lab space is also heavily oriented around undergraduate education and was designed to facilitate hands-on learning.
Two iMac desktops, one Mac laptop, one Windows laptop, printers, scanner, and a Wacom drawing tablet are available for data analysis, digital cartography, and other tasks.
One 3D printer, photogrammetry software, and 3D modeling software are available for developing 3D images of artifacts, excavations, and archaeological sites.
The lab is secured with a keycard passcode system. Access is limited only to lab members and office staff.
Electronic space-saver shelving units house collections. The lab itself is temperature-controlled and checked for pests weekly. The lab also houses comparative botanical and geological collections.
Graduate student desks
Graduate students have dedicated desk space to study, conduct research, and hold office hours.
Microscopes and photography
The recent lab renovations includes several digital Dino-Lite microscopes, a binocular microscope, and a new artifact photography station.
Public Education Space
We offer tours of our lab for public and private groups of up to 35-40 individuals. Visitors can learn about our projects and see what archaeologists do in a laboratory setting.
Undergraduate students regularly use the lab space to complete projects and course credit through Anthro 690 and 696. Additionally, Dr. Schroeder conducts lessons in the lab as part of the curricula for several other courses she instructs.
Graduate students working under Dr. Schroeder rely on the laboratory space and tools to conduct their research.