Archaeology is the study of past human societies and their environmental impact.
FOOTPRINTS FROM THE PAST
You will benefit from very strong hands-on, experiential analysis of artifacts at Drew’s permanent field station in Ecuador and through other field experiences. Eighty percent of our archaeology students do serious fieldwork at least twice.
Archaeologists explore the story of human history. Drew’s minor is unique because we also examine the story’s environmental impact.
We are expanding our archaeology research in Ecuador by working with the community to establish a cultural heritage museum and a technology center. This is part of an exciting trend in archaeology to support communities in telling their own, fact-grounded stories of their past.
The abundant opportunities archaeology minors get to do fieldwork and participate in artifact analysis—akin to projects—akin to projects typically done in advanced degrees—are powerful preparation for grad school.
Professor of anthropology
I’d call myself a total tangential thinker. It is hard to stay on any single line of thought when you are an archaeologist. Everything connects with everything. That includes the work I’m doing with students on unexplained archaeological sites in Ecuador.
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
the archaeological reconstruction of human prehistory in “Ancient Societies”