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Archaeology immersion

Archaeology is the study of the human past by means of the physical residues of past human behavior: for example, pottery, stone, and metal tools, and the remains of ancient dwelling sites. An 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. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology who have chosen the archaeology track.
  • Students are required to complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as part of the immersion. 
Choose three of the following:
   ANTH-103    Archaeology and the Human Past
   ANTH-215    Field Methods in Archaeology
   ANTH-230    Archaeology and Cultural Imagination
   ANTH-250    Themes in Archaeological Research
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology
   ANTH-312    People Before Cities
   ANTH-315    The Archaeology of Cities
   ANTH-328    Heritage and Tourism
   ANTH-360    Humans and Their Environment
   ANTH-375    Native American Cultural Resources and Rights
   ANTH-415    Archaeological Science
   ANTH-420    Exploring Ancient Technology
   ANTH-435    Archaeology of Death