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

5th Science and Archaeology Symposium

The Science in Archaeology Symposium will be hosted by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM), Prairie Research Institute. This one-day conference will be held 8:30 AM–4:30 PM, Friday, February 23, 2018 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL.  Click here for more information.

ATAM Student Mini-grants in Archaeometry

The ISAS Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM) awarded 2 graduate students mini-grants, Alyssa Bader and Karthik Yarlagadda.

These mini grants in Archaeometry are intended to assist UIUC undergraduate or graduate students conduct archaeometric studies related to MA or PhD theses or capstone projects. 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.

See the 2017 ATAM Student Mini-grant recipients...