Upcoming Events

Friday, December 8, 2017

Viewshed and Cost Distance Analysis in ArcGIS

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | December 8 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, Lab Manager, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.


 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Plant Domestication in the Near East and Notes on the Modern Human Condition

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | January 16 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Avi Gopher, Professor, Tel Aviv University; Shahal Abbo, The Levi Eshkol School of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Archaeological Research Facility

The major issue pertaining to Near Eastern plant domestication by archaeologists is: which model best reconstructs plant domestication? On the one hand, the protracted-autonomous (non-centered) model, thriving in Near Eastern Neolithic studies in the past decade, emphasizes three major aspects of domestication: (a) a long, protracted process that was (b) geographically autonomous (non-centered)...   More >

Friday, March 2, 2018

Archaeology Agencies Panel Workshop: Archaeological careers with government agencies and utilities

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | March 2 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

A public round table discussion of how governmental and agency
businesses engage with archaeology and archaeologists.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Total Station Training

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | March 22 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

  Register online

Sokkia SET 5

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bartington Magnetometry Training

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

  Register online

Bartington Gradiometer

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Imperial Landscape of Assyria, from the Ground and Above

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jason Ur, Professor, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility, Near Eastern Studies, Badè Museum

This presentation describes project’s methods and preliminary results, with a particular focus on its use of historical remote sensing sources: declassified intelligence aerial photographs (U2) and satellite imagery (CORONA and HEXAGON) and drone-based aerial imagery.

Bastora Dam

Friday, April 6, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Archaeology events at Calday 2018!

Special Event: ARF Special & Workshops | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Events at the ARF appear in the Anthropology & Archaeology listing of the Calday 2018 website

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Introduction to Differential GPS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

Friday, April 27, 2018

Ground Penetrating Radar Interpretation

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 27 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is a GPR interpretation workshop for people with prior experience.

  Make reservations online

GPR Grid Plot

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Archaeological Illustration: Drawing and inking

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley Anthropology; Lucas Johnson, Far Western Inc

 Archaeological Research Facility

This all-day workshop covers artifact illustration and inking in a two step process.

 Register online. Register online

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tlingit Story-Telling

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | May 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mr. Bob Sam, Member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Zooarchaeology and Heritage: The History of Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska-- from Near-Extinction to Protected Species to the Center of Conflict between Fishers, Hunters, and Defenders of Wildlife

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | September 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Madonna Moss, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Zooarchaeology, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were once common in the North Pacific but were extirpated from southeast Alaska by about A.D. 1830. In the 1960s, sea otters were re-introduced and now their populations are rapidly increasing. Today, sea otters and people are competing for some of the same commercially important invertebrates. After having been absent for nearly 150 years, the re-entry of sea...   More >

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Archaeological Perspectives on Fire and People: From Ancient Neanderthals to Contemporary California

Panel Discussion: ARF Special & Workshops | September 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Linn Gassaway, Heritage Program Manager, Lassen National Forest; Tim Gill, Visiting Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility

 John Holson, Principal, Pacific Legacy, Inc.

 Archaeological Research Facility

This event brings together archaeologists from UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility and the US Forest Service in a panel discussion exploring what we might learn from humanity's long experience with fire.