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Congratulations class of 2019 Archaeology majors!
Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program
The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program combines the faculty and resources of several departments. Our undergraduate majors undertake a program of study that combines prehistoric, historic, and classical archaeology, while graduate students pursue more focused research through the departments of Anthropology or Art History. The discipline of Archaeology is concerned with the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of the material remains of past cultures and societies. The topics of study at UVa can vary widely, ranging from issues of human origins and cultural evolution to the study of Classical Greece and Rome; from the structure of ancestral Pueblo societies to colonialism in Virginia; and from the study of the ancient Near East to the development of Swahili culture on the East African coast.
The Archaeology faculty is composed of a group of core faculty, all archaeologists from the Anthropology and Art History departments. In addition, faculty from Architectural History, History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Environmental Sciences offer many courses of direct relevance. Faculty sponsored field research is currently being conducted in Italy, Greece,Turkey, East Africa, the Southwestern United States, Virginia and the Caribbean.
2018 ARCHAEOLOGY PHDs RECEIVE HONORABLE MENTION IN RICHARD GUY WILSON PRIZE COMPETITION AWARDED BY THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Kress Lecture, April 11th
Filomena Limão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
“In search of Roman Lisbon (Olisipo): What lies beneath our feet?”
With demolition looming, University Hall gets scanned and photographed into history.
University of Virginia classical archaeologist John Dobbins, UVA head wrestling coach Steve Garland and assistant coach Trent Paulson exchanged a few pleasantries, then took off their shoes and stepped onto a wrestling mat.
Their objective: to try and solve a mystery surrounding an ancient Greek vase residing in the Louvre museum in Paris.
Fraser Neiman leads a hardy band of undergraduate and graduate students on a quest to learn more about life hundreds of years ago on Thomas Jefferson’s plantation as part of a program managed jointly by Monticello and the University of Virginia.