Minor in Archaeology

Contact Person:
Alan L. Hersker, Chair
129B MacVicar, (315) 267-2720, herskeal@potsdam.edu

19-23 credit hours required.

The Department of Anthropology requires that students earn a minimum grade of 2.0/S* in all courses counted toward the minor. No more than two courses may count toward both the Archaeology minor and the major. At least three courses must be taken at the upper division level. 

Many anthropology students become majors because of an interest in archaeology. The Archaeology minor offers students an opportunity to achieve formal recognition of this interest. The required core of courses gives students a basic grounding in archaeological theory and methods as well as a survey of world archaeological developments and a knowledge of those disciplines critical to modern archaeology.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses

ANTH 204 Archaeology (4 credits)
ARTH 101 Survey of Art: Ancient to Renaissance
One of the following:
   GEOL 103
   Physical Geology
   GEOL 204    Historical Geology


One from each group below. Additional courses may be used with approval from the Archaeological Studies Coordinator.

Group A:  Old World
ANTH 356
Neanderthals: Fact, Fiction, Fantasy
ANTH 367
The Prehistory of Europe
ARTH 310 Greek Art and Architecture
ARTH 311 Roman Art and Architecture
ARTH 351 Late Antique Art
ARTH 385 Art and Archaeology of the Classical World;
   same as ANTH 352

ARTH 451
Ancient Painting
HIST 301 Ancient and Medieval Europe
HIST 321 Ancient Greece and Rome  
HIST 322 Ancient Middle East
HIST 326 Egypt in Late Antiquity
HIST 463
Ancient Magic
Group B:  New World
ANTH 315 Field Archaeology (6 credits)
ANTH 350 Archaeology of Ancient Mexico & Central America
ANTH 359 African American Archaeology
ANTH 362 Historical Archaeology
ANTH 363 Archaeology of Eastern USA

Group C: Applied Sciences
ANTH 316 Archaeological Laboratory Techniques
ANTH 319 Public and Private Archaeology
ANTH 347 Humans, Disease & Death
ANTH 354 Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 365 Archaeology of Death
ANTH 380 Human Osteology
ANTH 402 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 410 Advanced Archaeological Research

ANTH 450 Zooarchaeology
ANTH 455 Cannibalism (4 credits)
ANTH 457 Dental Anthropology
ANTH 461
Material Culture
GEOL 301
Sedimentary Geology (4 credits)
GEOL 405
Structural Geology (4 credits)
GEOL 406
Hydrology-Geomorphology (4 credits)
GEOL 407
Geophysics (4 credits)