Anthropology Faculty

Brian Boyd

Brian's research interests focus on the archaeology of the prehistoric Levant , social technologies, human-animal relations, the history and philosophy of science, queer theory, and cultural politics in Israel/Palestine.

Terence D'Altroy

Terence's interests focus on a combination of archaeology, the politics and economics of complex society, empires, Andean South America, and applied analytic and quantitative methods. At a broad level, he is interested in examining the formation of empires and in understanding imperial/subject interactions.


The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University seeks to link together all the faculty, students and numerous departments that have an interest in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining areas. It is simultaneously a mechanism for coordinating courses, an information source, and a means of organizing conferences and other scholarly encounters.