About Us

Archaeology is the study of the human past from prehistory to recent times, primarily through the study of the material remains of past societies.  By its nature, archaeology is an interdisciplinary study, and archaeologists explore the past from a variety of perspectives, drawing upon a wide array of disciplines from classics to anthropology, art history, history, and the physical sciences, to advance the study of past cultures around the world.  This interdisciplinary perspective, together with distinctive archaeological methods and theories, enriches our teaching and research in the classroom, the laboratory, and the field.