Mission Statement

The mission of the Cobb Institute at Mississippi State University is to provide sponsorship and support for research, outreach and instructional programs related to the Middle Eastern origins of Western Civilization and to the Indians of the South, particularly in Mississippi.  Its efforts are to be directed to "the specific purposes of archaeological research, study, travel, excavations and explorations, publications and reports, and other similar uses or purposes." (Letter from Cully A. Cobb to President William Giles July 24, 1972)