Archaeology Minor

Information for students interested in minoring in archaeology.

Course Selection

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.

For advising please contact:

Dr. Jonathan Haws
Lutz Hall Room 236

Link to course catalogue

Apply online for a minor in Archaeology

Minor requirements
Anthropology 201, 202, 203, 204 (select three)
Anthropology 311, 312, 327, 329, 330, 353, 377, 509 (select two)
Anthropology 304, 314, 320, 322, 339, 401 (select two)
Minimum Total:


Potential Courses

  • ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SBCD2)
  • ANTH 202 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 203 Introduction to World Prehistory (SBCD2)
  • ANTH 204 Introduction to Archaeology (SBCD1)
  • ANTH 311 Emergence of Human Culture
  • ANTH 312 Rise of Civilization
  • ANTH 327 Fundamentals of Skeletal Forensics
  • ANTH 329 Zooarchaeology
  • ANTH 330 Urban and Historic Archaeology
  • ANTH 353 Cultural Resource Management
  • ANTH 377 Field Methods in Archaeology
  • ANTH 509 Archaeological Theory and Methods - WR
  • ANTH 304 Prehistoric Europe
  • ANTH 314 Underwater Archaeology
  • ANTH 320 Indians of North America
  • ANTH 322 Archaeology of North America
  • ANTH 339 The Anthropology of Space and Place
  • ANTH 401 Skeletal Forensics

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