Archaeology at GW
Archaeology at GW focuses on both Old and New Worlds and concerns issues of state formation, power, and human origins. The B.A. program in Archaeology provides one of the few degrees in this discipline offered in the United States.
Undergraduates can study archaeology at GW either through the interdisciplinary programs in that field, or as part of the four-field major program in Anthropology.
Capitol Archaeological Institute
The Capitol Archaeological Institute aims to protect and preserve cultural heritage by utilizing the multitude of diplomatic and governmental resources in the DC area. In addition, CAI sponsors lectures, academic programs, and research opportunities.
Slave Wrecks Project
The Slave Wrecks Project uses maritime archaeology to advance global scholarly and public understanding of the international slave trade. It is involved not just in excavations but in education and creating capacity for local research and heritage management.
Field and Laboratory Work
- Koobi Fora Field Program (Kenya)
- Megiddo and Tel Kabri Field Programs (Israel)
- Underwater archaeology
- Historical archaeology (Virginia)
- Laboratory facilities
Archaeology Faculty (full-time)
|Jeffrey Blomster||Mexican prehistory, rise of complex societies, symbolism and ideology.|
|David Braun||East African Pleistocene, early hominin technology and behavior, lithic studies.|
|Alison Brooks||Early modern humans, ethnoarchaeology, geochronology.|
|Eric Cline||Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology, trade and international relations in the ancient Mediterranean.|
|Stephen Lubkemann||Underwater archaeology.|
Archaeology Faculty (visiting and research)
|Nancy Benco||Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Islamic archaeology, ceramic analysis.|
|Alexis Catsambis||Maritime archaeology, ships and seafaring, cultural resource management, historic preservation.|
|Pamela Cressey||Historical archaeology, community archaeology, preservation planning.|
|Susan Johnston||Irish and Iron Age archaeology, archaeology of religion and ritual, petroglyphs and rock art.|
|Briana Pobiner||Paleolithic archaeology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, faunal analysis.|
|Jeffrey Splitstoser||Textile analysis, Andean prehistory.|
|David Thulman||Paleoindian and underwater archaeology; landmark-based geometric morphometric analysis; processes of regionalization; NAGPRA and repatriation.|