Stanford University



Our Goal

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. 


Students work on digital imaging


The Stanford Archaeology Center partners with local schools and organizations to bring archaeology to the community. 


Student surveying Greek argolid

Field Schools

Our field schools are an opportunity to participate in an active archaeological dig around the world! 


"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


Meaningful Research

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.

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