Columbia Center for Archaeology

Columbia Center for Archaeology

Columbia Center for Archaeology

Columbia Center for Archaeology

Columbia Center for Archaeology


The Columbia Center for Archaeology is designed to bring together those interested in the archaeological study of the past, materiality and the modern world, and heritage and museum studies, among other topics. We foster collaboration in teaching and research between the many archaeological researchers based in different departments and schools at Columbia and Barnard. We also arrange lectures, workshops, and other events, many of which are open to the public. More information on the Center’s history, aims and facilities.

News and Events Fall 2019

News and Events Fall 2019

Columbia archaeologists have been particularly active since our last newsletter. Click through for reports on some of the faculty research, summer field projects, and conference activities that have taken place.  

Ecologies of Remembrance works toward an ethnographic study of the material afterlives of contemporary migrant death along the Central Mediterranean route to Europe (between North Africa and Italy). The news media around the Mediterranean are frequently dominated by...
Open Lab hours, fridays 1-5pm (during semester)

Open Lab hours, fridays 1-5pm (during semester)

Drop in to 954 Schermerhorn Extension on Fridays during semester between 1-5 pm when students will be helping with the cataloging and analysis of ongoing research projects. Lab hours start up again on September 13th 2019. Drop in any time! We’ll be working on a...
SANIGHTAAQ  – Yupik Ceremonial Gut Parka

SANIGHTAAQ – Yupik Ceremonial Gut Parka

Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History | May 28—August 4, 2019 — Curated by a team of Columbia University Museum Anthropology graduate students, this exhibit features a striking 19th century sanightaaq, or Siberian Yupik ceremonial gut parka.

Upcoming Events

january 2020

24jan4:10 pm- 6:00 pmJoe Sheppard “Guardians of the threshold: the image of the gladiator and its protective function at Pompeii”

30jan6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSolange Ashby "Sacred Dancers: Nubian Women as Priestesses of Hathor"

31jan4:00 pm- 6:00 pmSolange Ashby "Isis, Mistress of the Southern Lands: From Heliodorus’ Aethiopica to Meroe, an ancient kingdom on the Nile"

february 2020

7feb4:30 pm- 6:30 pmSheri Lullo “The Material Culture of Personal Adornment in Ancient China”

21feb4:30 pm- 6:30 pmYanlong Guo “Cheap Substitutes or Fashionable Luxuries? The Use of Iron Mirrors in the Eastern Han”

28feb4:10 pm- 6:00 pmParaskevi Martzavou "What's new in Roman Greece: some thoughts on directions and findings in recent research"

march 2020

6mar4:10 pm- 6:00 pmErica Avrami "Re-imaging Authenticity and Reconstruction through the Lens of Justice"

13mar11:00 am- 5:00 pmTang Special Lecture "The Empire of Sacrifice: The Great City Yong and the Archaeology of Religion"

april 2020

10apr4:10 pm- 6:00 pmAlbert Gonzalez "Excavating Latinidad: Archaeologies and Material Cultures of Latinxs in the United States"

17apr4:30 pm- 6:30 pmCortney E. Chaffin “Reconsidering the Significance of Chu Antlered Sculptures: A Regional Perspective”

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