Students using the lab space
Research collection shelves
Lab tables
lab computer space
Microscope space


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.

Computer iconComputer workstations

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.

Printer icon3D Modeling

One 3D printer, photogrammetry software, and 3D modeling software are available for developing 3D images of artifacts, excavations, and archaeological sites.

lock iconSecure access

The lab is secured with a keycard passcode system. Access is limited only to lab members and office staff.

box iconCollections storage

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.

Mortar board iconGraduate student desks

Graduate students have dedicated desk space to study, conduct research, and hold office hours.

camera iconMicroscopes and photography

The recent lab renovations includes several digital Dino-Lite microscopes, a binocular microscope, and a new artifact photography station.

Public Education Space

Group Tours

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.

Group touring the lab

Undergraduate Learning

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.

Undergraduates washing artifacts

Graduate Studies

Graduate students working under Dr. Schroeder rely on the laboratory space and tools to conduct their research.