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Archaeology Immersion

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.

Course
Electives
Choose three of the following:*
   ANTH-215    Field Methods in Archaeology
   ANTH-230    Great Discoveries in Archaeology
   ANTH-250    Themes in Archaeological Research
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology
   ANTH-315    The Archaeology of Cities
   ANTH-355    Historic Archaeology
   ANTH-360    Humans and Their Environment
   ANTH-375    Native American Repatriation
   ANTH-415    Archaeological Science
   ANTH-420    Exploring Ancient Technology
   ANTH-435    Garbage Archaeology
   ANTH-440    Survey of Metallurgy

* At least one course must be from the 300 level or higher.