University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Marie-Claude Boileau

Engaging Students in Original Scientific Research

In the Labs

By: Marie-Claude Boileau

Last spring, the Ceramics Laboratory in the new Center for the analysis of archaeological Materials (CAAM), was a hotspot for student research. Eight Penn graduate students elected to take “Petrography of Cultural Materials,” an intense course in which students not only receive practical training in ceramic petrography but also get the unique chance to conduct […]


Highschoolers Take Over the CAAM Labs

photo of Mastrangelo
In the Labs

By: Marie-Claude Boileau and Katherine M. Moore

For two weeks last summer, the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) and the Museum’s Learning Programs Department offered an intensive learning experience for high school students called the Summer Institute in Archaeological Science (SIAS). Co-led by instructors Katherine Moore and Marie-Claude Boileau, SIAS explored the essential heritage of human technology through archaeology. […]