Archaeology Minor

Information for students interested in minoring in archaeology.

 Archaeology examines the nature of societies of the past through recovery and study of their material remains.

The Program of Archaeology, housed in the Archaeology and Transportation building (1820 Arthur St), offers diverse opportunities to the student interested in regional archeology.  The Program has been actively collecting materials since 1968.  Presently, the Program has the second largest collection in the state.  There are collections from 1,564 archaeological sites from five southern Indiana counties and 60 Kentucky counties.  Materials range in age from Late Pleistocene vertebrate fauna to early 20th century urban neighborhoods.  The majority of the collections come from the counties in Kentucky and Indiana near the Falls of the Ohio.

Potential research opportunities for the student in archaeology are numerous.  Faculty and staff interests vary widely in both period and region.  Opportunities to become involved in field work in the Falls of the Ohio region as well as the central Kentucky karst, and the Great Basin are available.

The Program has a well-equipped laboratory and is capable of providing the necessary equipment for more than 20 field workers.  The Program maintains field vehicles and has its own photography equipment and in-house computing facilities.  Publications include regional reports as well as the regional journal, Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology.

Visit the UofL Academic Catalog website for a complete overview of the Archaeology minor requirements.

For advising please contact: Dr. Jonathan Haws, Lutz Hall, Room 236

Link to course catalogue

Apply online for a minor in Archaeology