Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues

A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”

Feb 2, 2016 | NC State News

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies.

Apr 25, 2013


Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students.

Apr 5, 2013

A Career Path Forged in Ancient History

History alumnus Andrew Smith (BA '90, MA '95) was the first in his family to attend college. Oxford University Press has just published his book, "Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation." His former history professor says Smith is "like a poster child for our M.A. in ancient history. His career path illustrates how our master's program serves as a bridge between the bachelor's degree and a strong doctoral program."

Nov 14, 2012

In the footsteps of Indiana Jones

History professor Tom Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Parker and his team spent the summer of 2012 on a new archaeological dig in Petra -- which happens to be the movie location for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Petra was recently voted one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Dec 8, 2011

Archaeologists Find New Evidence Of Animals Being Introduced To Prehistoric Caribbean

An archaeological research team from NC State University, the University of Washington and University of Florida has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean, on the tiny island of Carriacou. The find contributes to our understanding of culture in the region before the arrival of Columbus, and suggests Carriacou may have been more important than previously thought.