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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The CIAMS faculty and staff wish all the best to Cornell students being graduated with Archaeology Majors and Master’s degrees in Spring 2015

 

 

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With generous support of the Hirsch family, CIAMS awarded over $15,000 for travel to Cornell Archaeology undergraduates and graduates, and over $15,000 to graduate students for research projects, in New York, Belize, Italy, Georgia, Israel, Tunisia, and Cyprus. Good luck out there!

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Outreach: 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.

 

On May 20, 2015 the US House passed the America Competes Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), which if passed into law would cut NSF social sciences funding – including archaeology – by 45%, It now goes to the Senate. Write your Senator and voice your opposition here.  

 

RadioCIAMS: Our podcast series, wherein we probe critical debates in archaeology in conversation between leading practitioners and the next generation of researchers. Latest podcasts here…

 

CIAMS Lectures: We bring archaeological practitioners from around the country and the world to share current approaches with our students. Latest lectures here…

CIAMS WorkshopsCornell graduate students and faculty discuss their works-in-progress with colleagues and students, lending insights into how archaeological research is conceived and disseminated. Latest workshops here…