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Archaeologist of the Month

Archaeologist of the Month: Tatiana Prokouriakoff (contributed by Megan Greenfelder)



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Archaeology is the 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 and program.  

A minor in Archaeology opens the way to many interesting career opportunities. Students who complete the Archaeology Minor often pursue graduate training or find employment in areas such as writing or publishing, law, museums and galleries, communications, 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 such as the Michigan Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Institute of America, both of which 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 twice a month 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. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid may be available for some programs. Students interested in archaeological fieldwork may consult the Archaeology program coordinator or other program advisers for a list of approved field programs that fulfill field research requirements for the Minor.


  Last Modified Date: August 1, 2016
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