About the Centre

The Centre for Archaeology of the Americas consists of internationally recognised archaeologists involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research projects across North, Central and South America. These projects include such topics as the peopling of the Americas; the investigation of early plant domestication and the spread of agricultural landscapes; the exploitation of wild animal resources on the plains of North America; the emergence and internal dynamics of complex societies; social landscapes; interaction and exchanges, and material culture studies.

To address these research topics their members bring expertise on archaeobotany, experimental archaeology, lithic analysis, provenance studies, and zooarchaeology. The centre aims to promote the research of the department's archaeologists and their collaborators in all aspects of the Archaeology of the Americas. The centre also sponsors occasional research seminars on the Archaeology of the Americas.