UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
Archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg, who will be on “60 Minutes” April 21, continues to seek insight from the statues and for the living descendants of their makers.
Arcadia Fund grant will help open access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery.
Video: UCLA's professor of near eastern languages and cultures walks and talks about archaeology, ancient Egypt and more.
Lloyd Cotsen, former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Neutrogena Corporation and longtime philanthropist to UCLA, died at his Beverly Hills home on May 8. He was 88.
The UCLA Costen Institute of Archaeology will be hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, in the UCLA Fowler building.
Impoverished locals in Mai Adrasha panning for tiny flakes of gold have dismantled much of what in other parts of the country has been preserved as tourist destinations.
Matthew Robb, the new chief curator of UCLA’s Fowler Museum, believes we still have much to learn from the ancient cultures of the Americas.
President Barack Obama is appointing Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
UCLA researchers used geographic modeling to reveal 121 sites where important Indian texts from the third century B.C. could be carved into rock.
Go behind the scenes at the institute’s annual open house on April 30, which offers visitors a chance to learn about one of the world’s preeminent archaeology labs.
A renowned authority on Egyptian archaeology, Wendrich takes the reins of one of the most important global research centers in archaeology.
Archaeologist Matthew Curtis was part of a team that recently discovered a skeleton that yielded the first complete ancient genome ever found in Africa.
UCLA Byzantine art history and archaeology professor Sharon Gerstel has devoted much of the last year to studying how architectural changes in Byzantine churches enhanced the performance of religious music.
John Papadopoulos, UCLA professor of classical archaeology, history and culture in the UCLA College, has received a $286,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an archaeological excavation of the ancient Greek city of Methone.
Join the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology for its 18th annual open house, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.
New set of books by UCLA archaeologists details history of Illyria, precursor to the Hellenistic mega-cities
“The Excavation of the Prehistoric Burial Tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania” by UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology’s John Papadopoulos and Sarah Morris opens a window on a cradle of civilization.
While war rages in Syria, that country's people can still experience the culture and history of the region’s Mesopotamian roots through an exhibit made possible by a Kurdish nonprofit organization and UCLA archaeologist Giorgio Buccellati.
Willeke Wendrich first developed an interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology as a 20-year-old undergraduate student. Now an esteemed faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, she’s made a career out of her lifelong passion
UCLA archaeologist Giorgio Buccellati, who has been working on excavating an ancient city in Syria for almost two decades, is working remotely with a team of villagers in the region to protect the site from being destroyed in the ongoing civil war.
In the late '70s, Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett proved it's never too late to pursue one's dreams, leaving a successful career in the corporate world to study archaeology at UCLA. Now she's giving back.
The UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology offers a rare look at its labs, archives and excavations during an open house on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Caribbean fighting conch used to be harvested with more meat, but evolved to mature at a smaller size.