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Archaeology

The Archaeology Program focuses on the study of past human societies primarily through their material remains, or “material culture.” Archaeologists explore the nature of and changes in past cultures around the world through survey, excavation and analyses of stone tools, pottery, bones, plant remains, architecture and other cultural residues. Some of the major research foci of archaeologists are the behaviour and adaptations of early hominins, diversity of hunter-gatherer societies, origins of agriculture, pastoralism, urbanism and politically complex states, the workings of ancient exchange systems, and the development of class-based and gender-based political and economic inequalities in complex societies.

 

Programs

  • Archaeology (specialist, major and minor options)

 

First-Year Courses

  • ANT 100Y1 - Introduction to Anthropology

 

Advice for First Year

Students who plan to pursue any archaeology program should take ANT 100Y1 and ANT 200Y1 - Introduction to Archaeology, with the latter course being taken in either first or second year.

  • Archaeology (specialist): students should take ANT 200Y1 in first year and either ANT 100Y1 or CLA 160H1 - Introduction to Classical Studies
  • Archaeology (major): students should take ANT 200Y1 in first year and either ANT 100Y1 or CLA 160H1 - Introduction to Classical Studies
  • Archaeology (minor): students should take ANT 200Y1 in first year

 

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