Archaeological Research Facility

The mission of the Archaeological Research Facility is to support archaeological field and laboratory research undertaken by U.C. Berkeley archaeologists and related specialists. Currently, 36 U.C. Berkeley faculty members from 10 departments and Organized Research Units are active participants in the ARF. The ARF operates some laboratory facilities, and offers equipment and funding support to campus archaeologists (including graduate students). The ARF also publishes a newsletter and a publication series; oversees over $1,000,000.00 in endowments; sponsors a lecture series that attracts scholars of international repute; and operates an undergraduate teaching laboratory in cooperation with the Department of Anthropology as well as an educational outreach program.

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