Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials

  • A student scanning an object in the Egypt Gallery.
  • A student using a microscope in the lab.
  • A teaching specialist demonstrating analysis techniques to a student.
  • Photo of a slide under a microscope.
  • Students doing field work.

A Decade of Innovation in Research & Teaching Archaeological Science

CAAM offers laboratory and classroom facilities, materials, equipment, and expert personnel to teach and mentor Penn students in a range of scientific techniques crucial to archaeologists and other scholars as they seek to interpret the past in an interdisciplinary context that links the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.

CAAM is a joint endeavor between the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

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Register for Summer Intensive Courses

Open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and professionals with a background in archaeology or in a relevant field.

  • Zooarcheaeology for the Andes with Dr. Katherine Moore (June 12-14)
  • Archaeometallurgy Workshop with Vanessa Workman (August 5-9)
  • Archaeogeophysics with Dr. Jason Herrmann (August 12-26)
Learn More + Apply

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Upcoming Event

End of the Year Showcase

The future of archaeological science is upon us

Check out the exciting student research happening in CAAM! Light refreshments provided.

April 26, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Room 190, Penn Museum

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