Archaeology holds many answers to the mysteries of human history. Tools, food remains, dwellings, even clues to social relationships and gender—the study of archaeology gives us a glimpse into how communities changed through time. Unearth the secrets of societies from centuries ago to millennia, and see why the lessons you learn today matter for our future.
Why study Archaeology at Sewanee?
The field of archaeology is expanding in both the humanities and the sciences. At Sewanee, with the application of innovative instrumentation and techniques, and access to interdisciplinary approaches, you’ll have an opportunity to address new questions spanning human history, subsistence technology and foodways, ancient migration, and prehistoric ritual.
The archaeology minor at Sewanee will expose you to archaeological excavation and survey (take part in ongoing field research on the University Domain), artifact analysis, sacred landscapes, region history and prehistory across the world, museum studies, and expansive career options. Thanks to an emphasis on environmental legislation, heritage tourism, and bio-cultural resources, the field of archaeology