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Congratulations Class of 2017 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.
Check out our new Fieldwork Resources Page >
Congratulations to this year's Archaeology Program Award Winners and Interns!
Archaeology Brown-Bag Workshops provide an informal, interdisciplinary venue for presentations of work in progress by students, faculty, and visiting scholars, and for discussion of developments in the recent archaeological literature. Workshops convene in the conference room on the second floor of Brooks Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Want to volunteer a talk or discussion topic? Contact Adria LaViolette or Fraser Neiman.
The Pre-Modern World at the University of Virginia
Started in 2014, the Pre-Modern Group at UVA is a gathering of faculty and students who come together to explore salient issues of antiquity and the Middle Ages (variously construed) within a global context. We seek to advance understanding of the world before the advent of the modern era through cross-cultural conversation about society, modes of expression, philosophical systems, and belief.
From the front page of the Daily Progress:
"University of Virginia students have a unique opportunity to be part of this change, as they help unravel the mysteries surrounding Monroe’s plantation.
On a recent afternoon, Kyle Edwards, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, and fourth-year student Christina Monroe dug into an area near the foundation of a two-story white building adjacent to the guest house."
03/10/2017 TO 07/23/2017
Curated by Jean Lancaster, Collections Manager
This exhibition encompasses objects ranging from first-century Roman glass through twenty-first-century art, including a seventeenth-century Dutch portrait painting on panel with a hidden image. The majority of the selected objects have never been on view publicly, and present a rare opportunity for visitors to The Fralin. This multi-cultural exhibition is designed to encourage museum goers to participate in the methodology of visual analysis in the detection of materials, fabrication, deterioration, damage, and histories of previous repairs in order to discover the story of the object.