Archaeology Program

Archaeology is the discipline most directly concerned with the understanding and explanation of past societies through the study of their material remains. The reconstruction of those societies through the interpretation of material culture permits archaeology to span both the prehistoric and the historic periods. While certain Archaeology courses originate within the program, others are cross-listed in the departments of Anthropology, Art and Art History, Classical Civilization, American Studies, and History, as well as in the Medieval Studies Program.

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Art and Art History
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Birney Receives Mellon Grant for archaeological study of ancient perfumes


Talk by Stephen Houston, Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University

"Sizing UP:  Scale and Sumptuary Privilege in Classics Maya Civilization"


Monday, April 24, 4:30 PM, 113 Downey House

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