Our goal is to share our passion for research by giving students a strong basis in the discipline and its ethical standards while providing the opportunity for diverse and open-minded inquiry in facing the challenges that confront archaeologists today.
"I chose to major in Archaeology because it allowed me to pair my interest in the classical world with hands-on research and interdisciplinary classes. My studies challenge me to think critically about the modern world’s relationship with the past and with material culture."
- Elle Ota, class of 2018
Researchers led by John Rick of Stanford University have employed robotic four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with cameras and lights to explore the 3,000-year-old temple at the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site in Peru.
The Center aims to continue to encourage this global scale of research. Through outstanding and cutting-edge research carried out in its research laboratories, through its program of distinguished visiting scholars, workshops and public lecture programs, the Center aims to set new standards of multi- and interdisciplinary research in archaeology and related fields.