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Barb Voss named as a 2022 Bass University Fellow

Stanford Archaeology Center Director and Anthropology Professor, Barbara L. Voss, has been named as a 2022 Bass University Fellow for her extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.  For more information, see Stanford Report.

The Stanford Archaeology Center is currently conducting a search for a new Curator and Director of Collections for the Stanford University Archaeology Collection (SUAC). For more information and to apply, see Stanford Careers.

Course encourages students to look at cultural heritage objects through the lens of science and quantitative reasoning. Instructors hope to inspire careers in art conservation and archaeological science. Stanford Report.

Fish Bones Found in Razed California Chinatown Reveal Complex 19th-Century Trade Network

Archaeologist Ryan Kennedy spotted the bones as he examined nearly 6,000 fish remains salvaged from the razed Chinatown, delivering the first material proof of the strength and complexity of trade ties among Chinese diaspora in the late 1800s. Read article at Smithsonian Magazine

2021 Newsletter now available

The 2021 Stanford Archaeology Center Newsletter is finally published!  Pick up a copy to read the latest news and research projects happening at the center. You can also download a pdf version of the newsletter here.

Internship & Experiential Learning Opportunities

Paid Experiential Learning Opportunity!

Assistants will help SUAC staff develop and install a new artifact exhibit at the Archaeology Center to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Click here for more details!

Laura Ng reeceives an Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Award

Congratulations to Laura Ng on receiving an Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Award sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. 

Ng’s transdisciplinary research is rooted in the late 19th and early 20th-century Chinese diaspora. It investigates the connection between Chinese American communities in southern California and the home villages of those communities in Taishan, Guangdong, China. Using material culture, Ng’s research highlights the “transpacific circulation of people, goods and information.”

Laura is one of eight Stanford graduate students whose academic achievements and mentorship have greatly impacted their respective communities.  For more information, please see story on Stanford Report.