The Center aims to continue to encourage this global scale of research. Through outstanding and cutting-edge research carried out in its research laboratories, through its program of distinguished visiting scholars, workshops and public lecture programs, the Center aims to set new standards of multi- and interdisciplinary research in archaeology and related fields.
The various activities of the Center create links between the main constituent departments – Anthropology, and Classics, as well as between other participating schools and departments from Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences to Art History. Indeed, the Center is situated so as to enhance interactions at Stanford between the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. It aims to facilitate and encourage innovative collaborative research that has a global reach.