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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

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Archaeology Program News

New Leadership for Archaeology
Posted on 30 June 2017 | 12:00 pm
The Archaeology Program is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director. As of July 1, Dr. Scott Harris will be Director of Archaeology. Dr. Harris received a PhD in geology from the University of Delaware and is a specialist in paleo-landscape evolution, primarily within coastal plain and contintental shelf environments. His most recent […]
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Charleston Lowcountry Field School Underway
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 12:11 am
After a few weeks at Hampton Plantation, the team turns to possibly exploring the Revolutionary War siege of Charleston.
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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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