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

september 2019

24sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmThomas Laqueur "The Aura of the Dead in a Disenchanted World"

25sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmThomas Laqueur "Jail for the Dead: How New York City Buries the Unclaimed"

27sep4:00 pm- 6:00 pmReclaiming Space: The Rehabilitation of 50 Villages in Rural Palestine

october 2019

3oct6:30 pm- 2:38 pmSeverin Fowles "The Curious Case of Coronado’s Shields: Towards an Iconology of Pueblo Visual Culture on the Eve of Spanish Colonialism"

4oct4:10 pm- 6:10 pmBrendan M. Buckley "Humanity and the history of climate and environmental crises in Southeast Asia"

18oct3:30 pm- 5:30 pmLi Xinwei "Rebirth, Reconstructions and Reforms: Discoveries from Late Classic Copan"

november 2019

1nov - 29:00 pmnov 2- 6:00 pmThe World Upside-Down: Absurdities, Inversions, and Alternate Realities

8novAll DayCenter for the Ancient Mediterranean: Displaced Communities Workshop

december 2019

No Events

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