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Established in 2020, the Lanier Center for Archaeology brings globally recognized archaeology research and scholars to Lipscomb University.
The Lanier Center for Archaeology (LCA) houses the various research projects, museums and academic programs that contribute to archaeological research on the campus of Lipscomb University. The LCA is made up of faculty in the Department of Archaeology as well as other departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Hazelip School of Theology. Its main purpose is to support archaeological research and field projects in the Ancient Near East.
Along with the Department of Archaeology, the Lanier Center for Archaeology was established in 2020 by the Board of Trustees of Lipscomb University and offers a graduate degree in Archaeology and Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Archaeology, pending SACSCOC accreditation approval. It was inaugurated as a research institution to support the excavations of Lipscomb University and as a center to introduce the field of biblical archaeology and the ancient near east to Middle Tennessee.
The archaeology program consists of three integrated programs: research, academia, and outreach.