Archaeology is the study of the human past by means of the physical residue of past human behavior from pottery, stone, and metal tools to the remains of ancient dwelling sites. The archaeologist explains how human society has changed and developed over time using such physical evidence. Archaeology employs techniques from the physical sciences to build a more detailed picture of the human past. Students explore the worlds of the past through hands-on applications of physical science techniques in a diverse range of fields, including chemistry, metallurgy, biology, and material science, applying these disciplines in a novel and challenging context. This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology who have chosen the archaeology or cultural anthropology tracks.
|Choose three of the following:*|
|ANTH-215||Field Methods in Archaeology|
|ANTH-230||Archaeology and Cultural Imagination|
|ANTH-250||Themes in Archaeological Research|
|ANTH-315||The Archaeology of Cities|
|ANTH-360||Humans and Their Environment|
|ANTH-375||Native American Repatriation|
|ANTH-420||Exploring Ancient Technology|
|ANTH-435||Archaeology of Death|
|ANTH-440||Survey of Metallurgy|
* At least one course must be from the 300 level or higher.