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 internships, fieldwork 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. ⛏️




February 19 - 22, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sara Curruchich opens her world tour at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville as Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence


March 15, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Brooks Hall Commons

Changing Social Relationships Between Plantation Owners and their Laborers in the 17th-century Chesapeake: Evidence from Tobacco Pipe Assemblages from 44PG92, Flowerde

April 12, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Brooks Hall Commons

Zachary McKeeby
Department of Anthropology

In the News

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

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

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

Archaeology Heads to Israel, Ya Dig?

In the field of archaeology, no amount of research can replace the value of hands-in-the-dirt experience. That is why Tyler Jo Smith, Professor of Classical Art/Archaeology and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program at UVA, has for the past two summers brought a group of her