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Honors & Awards

Golden Marshalltown Award

In 1982, Kent Flannery, in the voice of the ‘old-timer,’ laid out a proposed award for:

‘…when you meet a kid who still believes in culture, and in hard work, and in the history of humanity; a kid who's in the field because he or she loves it, and not because they want to be famous; a kid who'd never fatten up on somebody else's data, or cut down a colleague just to get ahead; a kid who knows the literature, and respects the generations who went before…’

Seen as an aspirational goal for many professional archaeologists, the Archaeology Program instituted the “Golden Marshalltown Award” to recognize graduating students who, in the opinion of the faculty, approach the type of ‘kid’ described by Dr. Flannery.  The award is given as the occasion arises.

Departmental Honors

Students who have earned departmental honors in Archaeology have demonstrated clear capacity for sustained and independent work. To be eligible for departmental honors in Archaeology, a student must have earned a grade point average in the major of at least 3.5, and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of exceptionally fine work in any combination of seminar, independent study, tutorial, internship, and bachelor’s essay related to archaeology.

Dean's List

The honor of inclusion on the College of Charleston's Dean's List is awarded to students who have earned highly distinguished faculty honors for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

Archaeology Honor Roll

The honor roll recognizes Archaeology majors each semester who have taken a minimum of 14 credit hours during the term and earned a term GPA of 3.6 or higher.

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