“Get Your Hands on the Past”

The Archaeology Research Center of the University of Southern California houses over 11,000 ancient artifacts in the Ahmanson Center Building. It is directed and curated by Lynn Swartz Dodd, with the collection managed by Johnna Tyrrell.

USC’s Archaeology Research Center, also known as the “ARC Lab,” was established as an active teaching collection of antiquities from the ancient Near East and Mediterranean.

Students from the University of Southern California, and other Los Angeles area universities, colleges and schools are able to gain hands-on experience with artifacts such as pottery, seals, figurines and cuneiform tablets.

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Administrator, School of Religion