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Image: Students inspect a grid at Dixie Plantation as Kim Pyszka looks on (credit: Maureen Hays).

The mission of the Archaeology Program is to train students in the theory, methods, and applications of archaeology. The archaeology major accomplishes this by combining elements from the social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences into an interdisciplinary study of the past. A minor in archaeology is also available.

Because of its interdisciplinary nature, archaeologists find employment in a wide variety of work settings such as museums, colleges and universities, government agencies, public and private foundations, and consulting firms in a diverse array of roles including educator, researcher, administrator, and consultant

What can I do with a Major in Archaeology?

Archaeology Program News

Renowned Scholar to Speak on Social Complexity
Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:36 am
The Archaeology Program is pleased to announce a public lecture by Dr. Michael Galaty, professor and head of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi Sate University. “From Plain to Plateau: The Origin of Social Complexity in Northern Albania”. Friday, March 24, 4:00 in Simons 309. Research in northern Albania is shedding light upon the […]
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Cultural Heritage in Conflict
Posted on 28 November 2016 | 10:13 am
The Archaeology Club and Archaeology Program are pleased to announce an upcoming roundtable discussion: Friday, December 2, 4:30 – 6:00, EHHP Alumni Center. “Cultural Heritage in the Age of Dirty Oil: Indigenous and Archaeological Concerns”. Free and open to the public.   Recent events in the Dakotas highlight the delicate balance between the desires for […]
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Students Receive Training in Roman Glass Studies
Posted on 7 September 2016 | 9:20 am
Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause has been working with students in processing the glass artifacts from Roman Carthage for the past several years, and is continuing this work this year. She will host an introductory session this Friday from 2:30-4:30 in BELL 217. Meeting on Friday afternoons during the semester, volunteers are trained to catalogue and draw […]
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Let’s make some pottery!
Posted on 30 August 2016 | 9:05 am
The Archaeology Club will host its first meeting of the year on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 at 5:30pm in BELL 217. We will be talking about traditional pottery methods, including hands-on construction. Come an make your own pot! Pottery firing (and weiner roast) to follow on Sept 10.
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