Research

  • Graduate student Andrew Womack conducting a magnetic survey at the Early Bronze Age site of Qijiaping, Gansu Province, China 
  • Undergraduate Ariana Fernandez holds soil samples from Peruvian archaeological sites for dating in the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory 
  • Graduate student Lingyi Zeng uses scanning electron microscopy to examine Iranian ceramics 
  • Graduate student Rong Fan takes dental impressions from human skeletal remains excavated at the Beiqian, a Neolithic site in eastern China, to study the diet and health of its inhabitants 
  • Graduate students Andrew Womack and Bree Clarke conduct ground-penetrating radar (GPR) at Cotzumalhuapa, Guatemala 
  • Yale's Archaeomagnetism Laboratory features a room shielded from Earth's magnetic field to take highly precise measurements of the ancient field recorded by archaeological specimens 
  • Director Ellery Frahm analyzed basalt outcrops using portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) to map their geographic distributions through the Hrazdan Gorge, Armenia 
  • Steve Victor prepares to measure samples of Senegalese furnaces for archaeomagnetic dating 
  • Students learn how to collect samples for archaeomagnetic dating 

Yale faculty, students, and other scholars are involved in active archaeological research programs that span five continents. Here are just a few examples. More information about these and other projects can be found on the Council of Archaeological Studies website.