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WELCOME TO UVA ARCHAEOLOGY

The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program is one of the oldest interdisciplinary programs at UVA. Our faculty are composed of archaeologists from both Anthropology (Brooks Hall) and Art History (Fayerweather Hall), working in many parts of the world including Virginia, the Southwestern United States, the Caribbean, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, East Africa, and the Southeastern Inka frontier. In addition to overseeing the major and minor in archaeology for the College of Arts and Sciences we also offer internshipsfieldwork opportunities, digital experiences, brown bags, and lectures for anyone with an interest in archaeology. Our classes and seminars address many themes, including households, landscape, mortuary practices, material culture, and religious ritual. ⛏️

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In Memoriam: Malcolm Bell, UVA Professor and Archaeologist Who Stood Up to Looters

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Malcolm Bell, professor emeritus in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia and department chair from 1978 to 1985, died Jan. 7 of pneumonia. He was 82 years old. Bell was a specialist in classical archaeology and an “archetypical professor,” said his friend and colleague David

Archaeologists’ Discovery Sheds New Light on Academical Village

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Archaeologists have unearthed what is thought to be the earliest cistern at the University of Virginia and found new evidence of an outbuilding that may have housed enslaved people. Located just southwest of Pavilion V, the cistern was part of the University’s early water distribution system