Welcome to CIAMS

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) coordinates archaeological activities at Cornell through a consortium of graduate students and faculty affiliated with departments of Anthropology, Classics, History of Art, Landscape Architecture and Near Eastern Studies. CIAMS encourages research, interaction, and innovation in all areas of archaeology and material studies, and provides undergraduate and graduate instruction through its affiliated departments. CIAMS promotes diverse theoretical, methodological, and historical approaches to archaeology that inform the fundamental materiality of the human condition across time and space. More about CIAMS …

What’s happening at CIAMS? 

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CIAMS Lecture: Cornell Fulbright Scholar (Anthropology) Sergey Makhortykh, “The Scythians of the North Black Sea Region,” Wed April 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall. Dr. Makhortykh explores the history and culture of the nomadic Scythians of Ukraine and their contacts with the outside world. Reception with food and drink in the Art History Lounge to follow. 

fish pizzaCIAMS End of Year Reception: Following Sergey Makhortykh’s talk, Join CIAMS students and faculty to celebrate (prematurely) the end of the school year, beginning of summer and the adventure ahead. We’ll have locally obtained wine, cheese and the proven combination of pizza and sushi. Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at about 5:30 pm in the Art History Lounge (Goldwin Smith G08).

Etter teachingOutreach: Kudos to CIAMS students Bonnie Etter and Jennifer Carrington for their volunteer work at local middle schools. Both have been working through the organization GRASSHOPR to teach archaeology, and school teachers have responded by asking for more courses.

cropped-2013-08-16-08.18.01-2cd2h6y.jpgRadioCIAMS: our podcast series, wherein we probe critical debates in archaeology in conversation between leading practitioners and the next generation of researchers. Latest podcasts here…