About This Website

Archaeology 101 is an interactive web-based teaching aid designed to introduce the public, both children and adults, to archaeology and the study of the past. It was developed as part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship at Michigan State University.

Each page of this website focuses on one aspect of archaeology, such as how archaeologists tell how old something is or the types of artifacts found on archaeological sites. These are titled Time, Place, and Artifacts. If you would like to explore other activities or websites related to archaeology, click on the Resources button to find a list of other options. A list of keywords used throughout the website is also available.

About The Creators

Jeff Painter is a Ph.D candidate in Anthropology at Michigan State University. He is an archaeologist interested in food, ceramics, and migration among pre-contact Native American societies in the Midwest. You can contact him via email at painte15@msu.edu.

Autumn Painter is a Ph.D candidate in Anthropology at Michigan State University. She is an archaeologist who specializes in the analysis of animal remains and is interested in food and migration among pre-contact Native American Societies in the Midwest. You can contact her via email at apainter@msu.edu.