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Opening Doors to the Study of Long-Term Social Change

The Center for Comparative Archaeology at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to fostering the comparative study of ancient social change world-wide, strengthening connections among an international community of scholars, and supporting the long-term preservation of open-access archaeological data


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Summer fieldwork
Archaeology and Anthropology Undergraduate Summer 2024 Fieldwork Award

This award is for Pitt undergraduates to attend a field school program in archaeology, bioarchaeology, or ethnography/cultural anthropology, or to engage in a summer field research project mentored by a faculty member or graduate student. Award amount is $500 minimum (more depending on certain conditions). Deadline: March 1, 2024.
Application portal is open at PittFund$Me ( login required).

New faculty
Get to know three of the Department of Anthropology's newest faculty members

The Center for Comparative Archaeology welcomes Dela Kuma, Jen Muller, and Steven Goldstein to Pitt!

Just Out
Barranca Settlement Dataset

Information on pre-Columbian remains recovered during survey and excavations in the region near the site of Barranca, Costa Rica.

by Mauricio Murillo Herrera and Felipe Sol Castillo

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