Interdisciplinary Major in Archaeology
The interdisciplinary major in archeology combines the faculty and resources of several departments to create a program of study in prehistoric, historic, and classical archaeology. The discipline is concerned with the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of the material remains of past cultures and societies. The topics of study pursued within the program can vary widely, ranging from issues of human origins and cultural evolution to the study of Classical Greece and Rome; from the structure of ancient Pueblo societies in the American Southwest to the study of colonial life in Virginia. The program provides majors with a knowledge of archaeological method and theory and a thorough grounding in specific cultural areas.
There are approximately 20 archaeology majors in a given year. Many majors combine archaeology with a second major in a related field such as anthropology, history, art history, psychology, classics or biology depending upon their particular interests.
MARKER CHILDS PUGSLEY SCHOLARSHIP - 2015 Application Deadline TBD
Archaeology Brown-Bag Workshops provide an informal, interdisciplinary venue for presentations of work in progress by students, faculty, and visiting scholars, and for discussion of developments in the recent archaeological literature. Workshops convene in the conference room on the second floor of Brooks Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Want to volunteer a talk or discussion topic? Contact Adria LaViolette or Fraser Neiman.