Archaeologists study of the breadth and diversity of human experience through analysis of material culture, from the earliest appearance of humankind to the recent past. The Archaeology Minor at Grand Valley is a collaborative interdepartmental program that welcomes students in every academic major.

Students who complete the Archaeology Minor find employment in areas such as museums and archives, publishing, and government service. The Archaeology Minor is also compatible with pre-professional programs such as business, nursing, and engineering.

The Archaeology program encourages student participation with local and national archaeology groups. The Michigan Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Institute of America have local chapters that welcome student members. Students are also encouraged to take part in faculty and student-directed research projects.

The Archaeological Society of GVSU is a student organization dedicated to bringing together all students and faculty interested in archaeology. The Archaeological Society meets frequently for a variety of social and academic events such as movies, field trips and discussion of excavation projects.

Opportunities for participation in archaeological field projects, both local and international, are numerous. Students interested in archaeological fieldwork should consult the Archaeology Program Coordinator or other program advisers to discuss approved field programs that fulfill field research requirements for the Minor.

News

Day Of Archaeology 2017! Coming up on July 28

June 01, 2017

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world.

9th Annual Paleo-Olympics: Coming up on September 15!

May 30, 2017

The Paleo-Olympics is an annual interdisciplinary event that brings together everyone in the Grand Valley community with an interest in archaeology, history, or any aspect of the past. Everyone is welcome to join us -- have fun learning something new!

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Spotlights

Archaeological Issues

Contributed by students in the Archaeology program.

Archaeologist of the Month

Contributed by students in the Archaeology Program.

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