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Anthropology (ANT)

See Sociology/Anthropology

Archaeology (ARC)

Advisors: Ellen Hoobler

Archaeology is a multi-disciplinary field that emphasizes the interpretation of material remains
in order to understand a culture's history, demographics, religions, economic exchange, political
systems, and social values. Archaeologists can specialize in traditionally scientific areas, such as
floral and faunal remains and forensic archaeology (biology), the chemical composition of
ceramics or preservation of delicate paintings (chemistry), or the petrology and geomorphology
of lithics and the ability to survey and map sites (geology). Archaeologists use computer
software to record and catalog data and to map, and sometimes reconstruct, ancient sites.
Historical archaeologists must be able to read coins, inscriptions, and the preserved writings of a
culture (languages). Finally, archaeologists need to be able to understand human interaction
(anthropology) suggested by the art and artifacts of a culture (art history). In short, to be a good
archaeologist, one needs a broad liberal arts education with emphases in one or more specific

Students may develop an individualized major in Archaeology by following the
recommendations given below and filing with the Registrar a Contract for an Individualized
Major. See Declaration of Degree Candidacy, Majors, and Minors, item 3c. For students
intending to attend graduate school in Archaeology, it is also highly recommended to have an
additional major or minor in a related discipline (e.g., Anthropology, Art History, Classical
Studies, Geology, History, Religion, or Spanish).

Archaeology faculty members: Rhawn Denniston, John Gruber-Miller, Ellen Hoobler, ,
Christina Penn-Goetsch, Philip Venticinque

Major: A minimum of eleven course credits, at least five of which must be at the 300/400 level,
from the following categories:

1. Core courses: ANT 101 (Cultural Anthropology), 110 (Introduction to Archaeology); two
    courses in biology, chemistry, or geology; and language through 205.

2. Courses defined by Time and Place:
         Choose option 1 or 2 from each of the following two sections:
         a. Time:
                  i. Pre-historic: ANT 105 (Human Origins); and either ART 223 (Utilitarian
                        Ceramics) or at least one additional course in science [e.g., CHE 202
                        (Analytical Chemistry); GEO 122 (Climate Change), 212 (Mineralogy), 320
                        (Geomorphology), 324 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)].
                 ii. Historical: at least one 300-level course in the language of the region you are
                        interested in studying.

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