The Center both conducts and supports research projects covering all aspects of heritage. Center research projects include initiatives by Center faculty as well as those involving affiliates and partners. The research interests of the principal Center members range from archaeological research to cultural landscapes to socio-cultural community investigations and tourism. These projects involve a wide range of disciplines, including cultural anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, community development, environmental sciences, and others.
The Center conducts grant- and contract-funded research, supports research endeavors for other faculty and graduate students, and provides limited funding in the form of seed grants for Center-related projects.