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Archaeology

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Archaeology is the study of the past through its material remains that survive into the present. Archaeology is a discipline that offers direct access to the experiences of a wide range of people in numerous cultures across the globe. Increasingly, archaeology bridges past and present societies through the study of the human heritage and its role in contemporary societies.

What You'll Study

Archaeology is the study of the past through its material remains that survive into the present. Archaeology is a discipline that offers direct access to the experiences of a wide range of people in numerous cultures across the globe. Increasingly, archaeology bridges past and present societies through the study of the human heritage and its role in contemporary societies. Stanford's Archaeology Program provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the material remains of past societies, drawing in equal parts on the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The Archaeology curriculum draws on faculty from a wide range of University departments and schools. To complete the requirements for the major, students must take courses from the offerings of the program and from the listings of other University departments. The program culminates in a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Archaeology. Students may also minor in Archaeology.

Degrees Offered 

  • BA
  • Minor
  • Honors

More Information

Exploratory Courses

ARCHLGY 1

Introduction to Archaeology (ANTHRO 3)

ARCHLGY 109

Religions of Ancient Eurasia (CLASSICS 165)

ARCHLGY 145

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (CLASSICS 154)

ARCHLGY 155

Geoarchaeology (GEOLSCI 179)

ARCHLGY 84

Incas, Spaniards, and Africans: Archaeology of the Kingdom of Peru (ANTHRO 84B)

ARCHLGY 95

Monumental Pasts: Cultural Heritage and Politics (ANTHRO 95C)

Related Links

Stanford Archaeology Center Facebook page

Stanford Archaeology Center on Instagram