The research interests of AMEC faculty are in the histories and cultures of the Middle East/Mediterranean and of the Americas. Primary research conducted includes:
- Paleoindian archaeology and lithic analysis (Anderson);
- Health issues among AIDS victims in Kenya and Mississippi (Copeland);
- The archaeology of regional mortuary and settlement landscapes in Albania (Deskaj);
- Archaeological excavation and survey in Albania and Greece, with a focus on the Bronze Age (Galaty);
- Archaeological excavation and survey in Israel (Hardin);
- Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology in the United States and Cyprus (Osterholtz);
- Conservation and ecological projects in Latin America (Hoffman);
- Environmental movements and Islam in the Levant and Persian Gulf (McClellan);
- Ecological anthropology, hunter-gather, lithic technology, GIS and geoarchaeology in Southeastern US (Miller)
- Landscape change brought about by prehistoric human impact on the environment (Peacock)
- Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology in the UK, Mongolia, and St. Croix (Zuckerman).
Students in the undergraduate or graduate programs of AMEC may become involved in these research efforts through participation in field schools and in the laboratory treatment of artifacts. Students interested in research and laboratory experience should contact one of the faculty members listed above.