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
Excavations at Dixie Plantation in May 2016
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 9:21 pm
For those interested in getting some archaeological experience and being a member of the research team at Dixie Plantation, Dr. Maureen Hays will be offering ANTH493 Field School in Archaeology (4 credits) in Maymester this year (May 16th to May 31st). This course fulfills the Anthropology major Research Methods requirement and the Capstone requirement for the […]
Roundtable Discussion on Indigenous Communities and Archaeology
Posted on 4 November 2015 | 3:02 pm
The Archaeology Club, as a part of Native American History Month, is sponsoring a roundtable discussion on Friday, November 13 from 4:00 to 6:30 in the Alumni Center of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. “Indigenous Communities and Archaeology: Points of Engagement, Points of Contention” Panelists: Christopher Judge: University of South Carolina – Lancaster […]