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In 2012 we launched the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS), a unique initiative that links archaeology and material studies through multidisciplinary collaboration among a wide range of departments and units.  The new Institute grows out of Cornell’s long-standing Archaeology Program.  Founded in 1967, the Archaeology Program is one of the few entities in the United States to offer both an undergraduate major and master’s degree in archaeology. We seek to combine theory and method, practice and analysis.

Giving to CIAMS:

Archaeology has always depended on private and public philanthropy. You can support a variety of excavations, student research, and Cornell archaeology generally, with your tax deductible, charitable donation. Whether you’re a philanthropist, charity, parent or just concerned individual who wants to invest in the future of education and research while discovering the past, giving is easy by following this link: 

Please support CIAMS archaeology

Alumni Spotlight: Anjum Malik '16

A recent graduate of the Archaeology program (with an additional major in Anthropology), Anjum Malik '16 says "the sheer range and diversity of academic and extracurricular opportunities at Cornell epresents a world of unimaginable resources which I never thought I would have access to."

Click here to read more about Anjum, and explore the links below for profiles of other recent Archaeology alums: