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American Schools of Oriental Research awards the 2014 G. Ernest Wright Book Prize to Complex Communities
Annelise Morris' research and interview Archaeology and untold stories of the African Diaspora is featured on Berkeley Science Review.
Michael Nylan (History) and Kent Lightfoot (Anthropology) received the prestigious award today.
New Publication! Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes: The US Coast Survey in California, 1850–1895 by Scott Byram. 2013. Available in PDF (Open Access) and as published book.
2013, Complex Communities: The Archaeology of Early Iron Age West-Central Jordan. By ARF faculty B.W. Porter. Published by University of Arizona Press.
A new website has been launched for the Western Bioarchaeology Group (WeBiG) conference to occur in October 2013.
2012, Last House on the Hill: BACH Area Reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Cotsen: Los Angeles, CA.
American Institute for Archaeology presents ARF Affiliated faculty Crawford Greenewalt with award (Berkeley news center report).
On CalDay 2012 (Sat. April 21) the ARF will host activities for all ages from 10am to 4pm. The schedule has been posted online.
Professor Wilkie to receive the 2012 Deetz award for "Lost Boys of Zeta Psi"
The ARF is hosting a new archaeology blog. New blog post titles appear in a panel on the ARF's website.
"Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World" is the theme of next year's TAG-USA conference (May 6-8, 2011).
Professor C. Hastorf discussing the archaeology of beer brewing appeared in a recent post at Scientific American.
Professor P.V. Kirch has published "How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i"
ARF Director L. Wilkie has published "The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi", a historical archaeology study of the fraternity housed in what is now the ARF building.
ARF affliate M. Alami's book Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition: Aesthetics,
Politics, and Desire in Early Islam has been announced.
The Archaeological Institute of America offers several Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants for archaeological research and publications.
Graduate student Brandon Nida is focusing on the 1921 conflict as mountaintop removal threatens the area.
The ARF is selling printed editions of its monograph series for only $2 apiece starting April 12th! See the list of available titles below.
The University has announced plans to demolish the ca. 1885 Cheney House located on the southeast edge of campus during spring break. Notable for both its distinctive Eastlake Stick Style architecture and historical associations, it has been a Berkeley City Landmark since 1990 and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. As recently as 2004, the University’s Long Range Development Plan described the house as “a rare survivor of southeast Berkeley’s early private residences” (LRDP 2020: D.1–6).
Research by ARF scholars Kent Lightfoot and Rob Cuthrell at Año Nuevo is covered in detail by ScienceMatters @ Berkeley.
Featured story by the College of Letters and Science promotes ARF outreach as an example of service learning.
NPR show discusses Claude Levi-Strauss with ARF Faculty Associate Rosemary Joyce (Berkeley) and Prof. Nur Yalman (Harvard).
Read NY Times report on laser scanning of cultural landmarks by colleagues of the ARF.
Information is available about five ARF-Affiliated field schools being offered this summer.
The Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence recognizes faculty members for outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and public service that promote diversity and equal opportunity.
Saturday, April 18th is CalDay 2009 and the ARF will be hosting a full schedule of activities and presentations for all ages.
The ARF is hosting the annual Field School bazaar this year on March 2nd at 3pm in the seminar room. Prospective field school students should come by the bazaar to learn more about field opportunities this coming summer.