Archaeology

Program Description

The Archaeology minor introduces provides students with an introduction to archaeological research, with a focus on the (pre)history of North America students to the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out archaeological investigations and to treat what is recovered through such investigations appropriately. The required courses cover anthropology and the science of archaeology, while the elective choices give students the opportunity to select courses on specific topics or time periods of interest. Courses taken as part of the minor will provide students with background knowledge of North American prehistory and in-depth studies of regional sequences within that prehistory. The Archaeology Minor especially complements such degree BA programs as Applied Anthropology and Geography, History, and Environmental Science and Geology. Students with the background in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management that the Minor supplies will be well prepared to enter the burgeoning local market in these areas.

Contact Information

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lowell Heiny Hall 413
970.248.1696

Bachelor/Minors

ARKE 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

ARKE 396 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARKE 466 Field Research in Archeology6 Credits

Exploration of modern archaeological practice. Over six weeks, students will take part in archaeological field research including excavation, survey, mapping, and occasionally rock art recording. Field trips to significant western Colorado sites will be taken.

Prerequisites: ANTH 420 and ANTH 420L.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

ARKE 467 Archaeology Lab Methods3 Credits

Introduction to techniques of laboratory cataloging, artifact analysis, and technical report writing. Photography, special sample preparation and other ancillary topics will also be discussed. Students must have completed ARKE 466 during the previous summer because they will be working with artifacts and other materials recovered during that course.

Prerequisites: ARKE 466.

Corequisites: ARKE 467L.

ARKE 467L Archaeology Laboratory1 Credit

Lab component for ARKE 467.

Prerequisites: ARKE 466.

Corequisites: ARKE 467.

ARKE 496 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

Fees: Yes.

ARKE 499 Internship3-12 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.