Nine Pitt undergrads attended archaeology field schools in summer 2023

Thanks to grants from the CCA and the Department of Anthropology, students carried out fieldwork in Greece, Belize, Poland, and Ireland.

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2022-23 “Gateways” Undergrad Research in Archaeology

Over the 2022-23 academic year, the CCA “Gateways” program sponsored a team of undergrads to analyze obsidian from Dr. Claire Ebert's excavations in Belize, with supervision from graduate student Nick Suarez.

1stAnnual Pitt Achaeology Research Fair

Students and Faculty present their research in the 1st Annual Pitt Archaeology Research Fair, hosted by the Center for Comparative Archaeology.

New undergraduate opportunities at the CCA!

The CCA offers a range of opportunities to get hands on experience in comparative archaeological research as an intern or paid student worker.

"You Rock Science" event at the Carnegie Science Center

Dr. Claire Ebert and Ph.D. students from Pitt's Department of Anthropolgy showcase archaeological research at the Carnegie Science Center.

Welcome to new bioarchaeology faculty Jennifer Muller

Dr. Jen Muller has joined the Anthropology faculty as the new Director of Undergraduate Studies. A bioarchaeologist who works with remains from historic poorhouse and African diaspora populations, she engages closely with contemporary descendant communities.

The CCA welcomes incoming archaeology faculty Steve Goldstein and Dela Kuma

Two new archaeologists of Africa, Steve Goldstein and Dela Kuma, will join the permanent Anthropology faculty in January 2023. We eagerly look forward to supporting their initiatives in research and education with the resources and programs of the CCA. It is an exciting time for archaeology at Pitt!

Dr. Elizabeth Arkush becomes the new Center Director

In May 2022, Elizabeth Arkush replaced long-term Director Dr. Robert Drennan to lead the Center for Comparative Archaeology.

Celebrating a Record of Leadership

The CCA honors the momentous legacy of Dr. Robert Drennan, who retired at the end of the 2022 spring term after 13 years leading the CCA and before that the Latin American Archaeology Program.

Events from the CCA and other Organizations

Pitt Event
Arkhaios film festival

Screenings of archaeology films. Free and open to the public.

Hosted by The Friends of Arkhaios

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Pitt Event
1st Annual Pitt Achaeology Research Fair

Featuring Recent Undergrad, Grad and Faculty Research

Hosted by the Center for Comparative Archaeology
University of Pittsburgh

Just Out from the Center

Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 29
Memoir 29
Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 28
Memoir 28
Just Out
Settlement, Economy, and Society at Mayapán, Yucatán, Mexico

edited by Marilyn A. Masson, Timothy S. Hare, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Bradley W. Russell

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Yuxi Valley Settlement Dataset

Regional settlement study of the Yuxi River Valley of Anhui, China

by Wenjing Wang and Weihong Wu

Mayapan Dataset
Mayapan Community Dataset

Community level analysis of domestic agricultural strategies at the site of Mayapan, México.

by Marilyn A. Masson, Carlos Peraza Lope, Timothy S. Hare, and Bradley W. Russell