Welcome to Yale University's Council on Archaeological Studies webpage.

The interdepartmental Council on Archaeological Studies is composed of faculty from a broad range of disciplines, including Anthropology, Classics, Geology and Geophysics, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered, the former awarding a BA and the latter an MA. Both programs are designed to expose students to numerous facets of the field of archaeology, including anthopology, art history, and history; studies often examine the material culture or transformation of various cultures in both the Old and New Worlds.

Students in each program are, additionally, required to take an Archaeology Laboratory course which provides hands-on excavation experience at the Dye Works at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You can view the Yale Archaeology Labs webpage here.

The council aims to give students a solid background in both practical and theoretical aspects of the field of archaeology.

Meet the Faculty

Click here for a complete listing of Faculty and Staff.

Prospective Students

Are you a prospective student interested in either the Undergradate or Graduate programs in Archaeology at Yale? Visit the Programs page for more information about the program, or contact the department directly.

News & Events

For the most recent updates of the Archaeology Department's news and events, visit the News & Events page.