Research by ARF scholars in Archaeology Magazine

Research by Prof. Lisa Trever and another by Prof. Kent Lightfoot and collaborators are featured in a recent issue of Archaeology Magazine. Read more

Featured Fall Lecture on Colonial Mexico, Oct 26 at 5pm

On Thursday Oct 26th at 5pm we will host Professor Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria from UT Austin. He is presenting Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico CityA reception will follow.

New ARF volume by Robert David

Spirit Fire by Robert DavidSpirit Fire and Lightning Songs (vol 66) is available on eScholarship.

Film screening: Destruction of Memory

Tues. Nov 15 at 5:30pm. A film about the destruction of cultural heritage.

Fall Lecture: A Paleogenomic Perspective with Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Please join us Thurs Oct 20th at 4pm! Reception will follow.

Prize for Benjamin Porter's book

American Schools of Oriental Research awards the 2014 G. Ernest Wright Book Prize to Complex Communities

Graduate Project Featured

Annelise Morris' research and interview Archaeology and untold stories of the African Diaspora is featured on Berkeley Science Review.

Western Bioarchaeology website

A new website has been launched for the Western Bioarchaeology Group (WeBiG) conference to occur in October 2013.

New Books in the ARF GIS library

Five new books (see list) have been added to the ARF's library of GIS and spatial analysis books thanks to ESRI's free books for educators program.

CalDay at the ARF!

On CalDay 2012 (Sat. April 21) the ARF will host activities for all ages from 10am to 4pm. The schedule has been posted online.

New archaeology peer-reviewed blog: Then Dig

The ARF is hosting a new archaeology blog. New blog post titles appear in a panel on the ARF's website.


ARF to host TAG-USA 2011 in Berkeley

 "Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World" is the theme of next year's TAG-USA conference (May 6-8, 2011).

Archaeology of brewing

Professor C. Hastorf discussing the archaeology of beer brewing appeared in a recent post at Scientific American.

New book on fraternity that is now the ARF building

Lost Boys coverARF 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.

Funding from the AIA

AIA LogoThe Archaeological Institute of America offers several Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants for archaeological research and publications.

ARF Publications blowout sale

The ARF is selling printed editions of its monograph series for only $2 apiece starting April 12th! See the list of available titles below.

University Demolishing Historic Campus Structure

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).

ARF on eScholarship

The ARF now has a website on eScholarship hosting open access to Lab Reports and Field Reports by UC Berkeley archaeologists. Keep abreast of new reports added to the ARF site via the RSS feed.

Año Nuevo featured in campus newsletter

Año NuevoResearch by ARF scholars Kent Lightfoot and Rob Cuthrell at Año Nuevo is covered in detail by ScienceMatters @ Berkeley.

ARF Outreach news

ARF Mock DigFeatured story by the College of Letters and Science promotes ARF outreach as an example of service learning.

Rosemary Joyce on NPR speaking about Levi-Strauss

NPR show discusses Claude Levi-Strauss with ARF Faculty Associate Rosemary Joyce (Berkeley) and Prof. Nur Yalman (Harvard).

ARF Affiliate Meg Conkey wins Award

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.

CalDay at ARF

Saturday, April 18th is CalDay 2009 and the ARF will be hosting a full schedule of activities and presentations for all ages.

Field School bazaar 2009

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.