Summer and Fall 2021 course listings are HERE.
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 and Pre-Columbian societies 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 Southeastern Inka frontier, the Southwestern United States, Virginia, and the Caribbean.
If you would like to declare a major or minor in Archaeology, please contact
Tyler Jo Smith, Program Director.
Archaeology Majors & Minors
Join the DAACS Conversation
with Garrett Fesler
Ground Truthing Archaeological Interpretations: Revisiting Annapolis’ Spirit Bundles
Friday, July 23, 2021
12 pm EDTRegister Here: https://bit.ly/3wQBQfJ
Explore. Analyze. Discover.
DAACS Open Academy
Now Open for Registration
DAACS Open Academy offers free virtual workshops and classes on a wide range of archaeological topics. In 2021, DAACS Open Academy focuses on teaching participants how to create and work with digital archaeological data.
The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Virtual Tour
Kirt von Daacke, Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia,
Learn more at https://slavery.virginia.edu/memorial...
Napora is an environmental archaeologist, and the primary tool she’s employing for her dissertation work is dendrochronology, the study of tree rings.
Between the Rotunda and the Corner, just east of Brooks Hall, the new Memorial to Enslaved Laborers rises smoothly from the grass, its concentric rings honoring nearly 5,000 men and women, names known and unknown, who were enslaved at the University of Virginia.
Sanitation workers are vulnerable even in the best of times, and now they’re even more vital to maintaining a livable public environment. Alongside healthcare workers, they’re certainly “essential personnel,” at the very front lines of facing the pandemic.
Jeff Hantman (Anthropology, emeritus) joined Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU, American University Radio, to discuss the historic capital of the Monacan Nation: The Monacan Indian Nation Fights to Keep A Historic Site Untouched
Fiona Greenland's latest project has just received a National Science Foundation grant – Greenland’s second NSF award since coming to UVA – to research the relationship between cultural destruction and civilian harm, with the war in Syria as a case study.