The Archaeomaterials Group collaborates closely with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit and other international law enforcement agencies to combat the looting of art, ethnographic materials and antiquities and to assist through expert scientific opinion their repatriation to the lawful owner(s).
Ongoing projects include:
Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeological glass
Near eastern figurines
Mesoamerican (Maya) art
Southeast Asian art (Pre-Angkorian)