Hacimusalar Excavation | Tyler Jo Smith
Excavations on the mound of Hacimusalar, 20 kms. south of Elmali in the central Lycian plateau, have been carried out for three short seasons since 1994. The Kinet Höyük project is examining the economic subsistence strategies of a small eastern Mediterranean harbor over a long chronological perspective.
Contact: Prof. Tyler Jo Smith
Monticello | Fraser D. Neiman
The Department of Archaeology is dedicated to studying and preserving Monticello's archaeological record, and to deciphering its meaning through comparative research. Historical topics of special focus in the Department's fieldwork include landscape history and slavery, both at Monticello and in the Chesapeake region. The Department is home to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, an Internet-based initiative designed to foster collaborative research and data sharing among archaeologists. The Department also houses extensive artifact collections from past and ongoing archaeological fieldwork at Monticello.
Contact: Monticello Archaeology
Flowerdew Hundred | University of Virginia Library
Featuring archaeological artifacts excavated at Flowerdew Hundred, a historic site on the James River, this exhibit presents material evidence of Virginia's early inhabitants: Native American pottery sherds; arms and armor used to defend the new colony; refined, imported wares from Europe; and American-made goods, including items manufactured by African Americans.
Contact: Karen Shriver, Curator
Chaco Research Archive | Steve Plog
The Chaco Research Archive is an online resource providing access to a wealth of information documenting the history of archaeological research in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The archive includes material from dozens of sites excavated in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park and beyond.
Contact: Online Contact
Pompeii Forum Project | John Dobbins
The Pompeii Forum Project is a collaborative research venture that is archaeologicaly based, heavily dependent upon advanced technology, and so conceived as to address broad issues in urban history and urban design. Evidence gathered to date challenges commonly held and widely published notions about the evolution of the forum, especially during the final years of the city's life. The goals are to provide the first systematic documentation of the architecture and decoration of the forum, to interpret evidence as it pertains to Pompeii's urban history, and to make wider contributions to both the history of urbanism and contemporary problems of urban design.
Contact: Prof. John Dobbins
Morven Farms | UVA Foundation
Ongoing archaeological surveys at Morven have focused on its prehistoric and historic-era land uses and occupations. Continuing archaeological work has yielded evidence of a seasonal Indian camp from as early as 2,000 BC, as well as artifacts from the pre-Contact era through its nineteenth century uses by tenant farmers and as a slave-based plantation. The field work together with laboratory analysis and archival research is contributing to a multi-disciplinary interpretation of the interrelated evolution of human and environmental history at Morven.
Contact: Laura Voisin George, Historic Research Specialist