Students will learn about the art, architecture, and material culture of the ancient world, exploring things of beauty and power, as well as the world of the everyday. Concentrators will also learn "how to do" archaeology - the techniques of locating, retrieving and analyzing ancient remains - and consider how material culture shapes our understanding of the past. Concentrators are encouraged to pursue research opportunities through summer fieldwork, museum experience, or independent study projects.
Archaeology and the Ancient World
The concentration in Archaeology and the Ancient World provides an opportunity to explore the multi-faceted discipline of archaeology while examining the critical early civilizations of the so-called "Old World" that is, the complex societies of the Mediterranean, Egypt, and Ancient Western Asia.
Students in this concentration will:
- Explore ancient buildings and objects discovered around the world
- Gain a material perspective on historical trends, events and places
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the political, social and religious contexts of ancient civilizations
- Study the theories and methodologies of archeology and ancient art history
- Consider the ethical implications of archaeological practice and the sharing of its results
- Complete a capstone experience
- Classical Archaeology
- Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology
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Alumni with degrees in Archaeology and the Ancient World now work as art historians, curators, magazine editors, management consultants, development and marketing executives, and attorneys.
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