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The Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP) investigates the archaeology, environment, and history of Dhiban, a Middle Eastern town located today in west-central Jordan. Dhiban has been settled intermittently over the past five millennia and is today the largest town on the Dhiban Plateau. Information about the Dhiban 2012 Field School is online.
Our laboratory and methodological expertise is what is called paleoethnobotany or archaeobotany--the study of plants used by humans in the past. The main work in the laboratory is with macrobotanical remains (e.g. seeds and tubers) but also on wood as well.
The Nemea Center is committed to teaching, research, and public service in an on-going research project at Nemea in Greece. The center is directed by Kim Shelton, Classics professor at UC Berkeley.
The Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory (OAL) is one of several research labs which together comprise the Archaeological Research Facility, an organized research unit of the University of California at Berkeley. The OAL is under the direction of Patrick V. Kirch, Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology.
Obsidian from the Quispisisa source was widely distributed in ancient South America. Today dozens of large quarry pits are found in high grassland area in southern Ayacucho at around 4000m asl. In 2012 a research project directed by N. Tripcevich, D. Contreras, and Y. Cavero will focus on the source area and adjacent knapping workshops. Contact us about our field research in 2012.
Featuring the investigations of and discoveries of the Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük (Turkey), and those of their colleagues. Explore themed collections, create original projects, and contribute your own "remix" of Çatalhöyük.
Located in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük (”cha-tal-hu-yuk”) is the site of a Neolithic farming community that flourished from 9,400 until 7,700 years ago. The website is a production of Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük (BACH), directed by Ruth Tringham a professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Tel Dor archaeological expedition to Israel