Main areas of teaching and research

Archaeology faculty at Cornell research and teach widely across time and space, sharing common interests in archaeological theory and methods. We have particular research and teaching strengths in Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Classical archaeology and art from prehistory through to the Byzantine period, and in the archaeology of the Caucasus. Faculty also work on historic and contact period North America, Central and South American archaeology and cultures, Asian archaeology, African early prehistory, and European prehistory. We have strengths in zooarchaeology, dendrochronology, archaeological radiocarbon dating, landscape archaeology, and the study of objects and material studies in general. Cornell possesses a world-class library, and rich collections of archaeological, anthropological, and art-historical materials available for teaching and research.