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Gregg Jamison

Associate Professor of Anthropology

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | College of General Studies

Hometown: Rosemount, MN

Gregg Jamison is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Waukesha Campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the origins of states and civilizations and ancient craft production. He also serves as the Lead Archaeologist for the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project.


The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project: Archaeological Approaches to Recovering and Repatriating Fallen American Heroes

The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project partners with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to recover, identify, and repatriate the remains of MIA American Armed Services Personnel, helping fulfill our Nation’s promise to provide the fullest possible accounting of those who gave their lives in service to our country. This talk highlights our history, goals, and archaeological approaches to recovery operations in Europe.

The Indus Civilization: Current Perspectives on its Origins and Character

The Indus or Harappan Civilization (2600-1900 BCE) is one of the world’s earliest urban societies and its first manifestation in the South Asian subcontinent. Though the Indus people were literate, their writing has not been deciphered, so archaeology is the primary means by which this ancient culture is studied and interpreted. This talk summarizes current perspectives on the Indus, its unique character, and what it tells us about the origins of cities, states, and civilizations on a global scale.