Students wishing to pursue a concentration in Archaeology have a wide variety of opportunities to pursue studies in the classroom and the field.
To complete a concentration in Archaeology you are required to take 322 Introduction to Archaeology Research Design and Methods in your junior year.
- 214 Archaeology: Unearthing History
- 318 Material Worlds of the Middle Ages
- 319 Material Life & Culture in Europe, 1500-1800AD
- 321 Archaeological Field Methods
- 322 Introduction to Archaeology Research Design and Methods
- 324 Archaeological Survey Methods
- 325 Archaeological Methods Laboratory
- 327 The Archaeology of Ethnicity in America
- 328 The Maya
- 343 Anthropology of Race
- 382 Households and Everyday Life
- 384 Slavery's Material Record
- 396 Advanced Archaeological Field Methods
In addition to courses offered on the Northwestern campus, we recommend that you take advantage of ongoing archeological research.
Field schools offered by Northwestern faculty
- Field Studies in Archaeology: Medieval Worlds
- Caribbean Field Studies in Archaeology
Fields schools offered through other institutions
You must choose a school in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Opportunities can be found on the following pages:
- American Anthropological Association's list of field schools
- Archaeological Institute of America's fieldwork opportunities bulletin
Students can work with Northwestern faculty in their research in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica: