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Michael   Ohnersorgen

An Ancient Culture

An interview with Michael Ohnersorgen, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UM St. Louis

In his youth, Michael Ohnersorgen spent his summers on his uncle’s ranch in Arizona. “I remember seeing a lot of pottery and arrowheads and things like that on the ground, and as a kid I always thought that was interesting,” he says. Today, Ohnersorgen does fieldwork at the Chacalilla archaeological site on the coast of Nayarit, Mexico, studying a phenomenon known as the Aztatlán tradition.