Archaeology (Minor)

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Program Description

Archaeologists use material remains to study crucial issues in human history, such as the evolution of human behavior, the origins of agriculture and animal domestication, and the development of cities and states. In historically-documented societies, material remains can also illuminate the history of art and architecture, the development of religious ideas and practices, and migration and colonialism in the early modern world.

The minor offers opportunities for field work. In addition to the Tel Aviv program, students may also receive credit for archaeological field work at Yeronisos Island in Cyprus through the Department of Classics. Other field opportunities are available on a for-credit or not-for-credit basis with permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Grants are available to support summer fieldwork in archaeology through the Center for Ancient Studies.

Minor Declaration

To request declaration of a minor, CAS students should visit the host department. To request declaration of a cross-school minor, CAS students should complete the online Minor Application available in their Albert Student Center. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a CAS or cross-school minor.