The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology is an interdisciplinary research
unit, bringing together more than 35 UCLA faculty members from 11
departments, and more than 40 Research Associates. Other scholars visit
as part of the Cotsen Seminars and the Cotsen Visiting Scholar Program.
The Cotsen Institute is a stimulating intellectual environment with three lecture series and two inter-departmental graduate programs: Graduate Program in Archaeology and UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation.
Archaeological research through the Cotsen Institute spans the globe and is supported through research grants for scholars and students. The Cotsen Institute houses 15 research laboratories, a computer laboratory, a reading room, a seminar room, and teaching facilities.