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Lanier Center for Archaeology

The Lanier Center for Archaeology, established in 2020, 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.

The archaeology program consists of three integrated programs: research, academia, and outreach.

  • Research: The Lanier Center for Archaeology and its faculty engage the disciplines of archaeology and biblical studies by conducting primary research and publishing the results of this research.
  • Academia: The development of M.A. and Ph.D. programs in archaeology train the next generation of biblical archaeologists.
  • Outreach: The Lanier Center for Archaeology share the results of its program through the publications of Lipscomb University, the Lanier museum, a newsletter and speaking engagements at churches and universities.

Academic Programs

Faculty & Staff

Steven Ortiz Headshot

Steven M. Ortiz

Director, Professor of Archaeology

Meet Dr. Ortiz
Thomas Davis Headshot

Thomas Davis

Associate Director, Professor of Archaeology

Meet Dr. Davis
mark janzen

Mark Janzen

Associate Professor

Meet Dr. Janzen
Marcella Barbosa

Marcella Barbosa

Assistant to the Directors, Curator, Collections Manager

Meet Marcella Barbosa