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. ⛏️




April 26, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brooks Hall Commons

"A Global History of Insular Worlds in the Western Indian Ocean: The Periodization of Transfers and Sociocultural Changes Over a Millennium"

May 3 - 5, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
University of Virginia

We are pleased to announce that the Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies will take place May 3-5, 2024 on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesvi

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