Welcome to COMA!

THE CONFERENCE ON MICHIGAN ARCHAEOLOGY (COMA) is an organization of professional archaeologists who actively pursue or have conducted archaeological research in Michigan. COMA is the oldest and largest body of professional archaeologists in Michigan and is comprised of archaeologists who work for colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, and private companies.


  • President: John Chenowith, Ph.D.
  • Vice President: Dan Lauterbur
  • Treasurer: Mike Hambacher, Ph.D.
  • Secretary: Jessica Yann, Ph.D.


  • Jon Carroll, Ph.D.
  • Bob Chidester, Ph.D.
  • Kate Frederick, Ph.D.
  • Dan Goatley
  • Kelly Hagenmaier
  • Duane Quates, Ph.D.