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About the Lanier Center

The Lanier Center for Archaeology consists of an academic program housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (with an active relationship with the Hazelip School of Theology) and multiple projects in different countries. Several components support the mission of the Center:

  • Study collection from the ancient Near East, spanning the Bronze Age through the Islamic and Crusader Periods
  • Ceramic and Material Studies Lab
  • Research Library and Archives
  • Conservation Lab
  • Museum
From left to right is Steve Ortiz, director of the Lanier Center; Mark Lanier, member, Lipscomb Board of Trustees; Randy Lowry, president; and Tom Davis, associate director of the Lanier Center.

Steve Ortiz, director of the Lanier Center; Mark Lanier, member, Lipscomb Board of Trustees; Randy Lowry, president; and Tom Davis, associate director of the Lanier Center.