Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

Mission Statement

The Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials program (ATAM) is the archaeological sciences research arm of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS). Our mission is to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research between archaeology and the natural and physical sciences, and the social sciences and humanities within the Prairie Research Institute and the University of Illinois.

Contact ATAM

Killarney Research Annex
726 W. Killarney St.
Urbana, Il 61801
phone: 217-607-5283


ATAM Announcements

ATAM Student Mini-grants in Archaeometry

The ISAS Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM) Student Mini-grants in Archaeometry are intended to assist UIUC undergraduate and graduate students complete theses, capstone or other projects involving instrumental analyses of archaeological or art historical materials.  Awards will not exceed $500 and are to be used for analysis conducted at UIUC laboratories/facilities. Funding is provided by ISAS, a Division of the Prairie Research Institute. Collaborative projects are encouraged and students outside of archaeology are urged to apply.

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See the 2015 ATAM Student Mini-grant recipients...

See the 2014 ATAM Student Mini-grant recipients...