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 film, museums and archives, studio art, tourism, publishing, and government service. The Archaeology Minor is fully 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

Michigan Archaeology Day: Coming up on October 28

October 07, 2017

This exciting annual event, bringing together archaeologists and the public, is sponsored by the Michigan History Museum. Grand Valley faculty and students often take part. Here's your chance to meet archaeologists and learn about their research.

Lecture by Dr. Eric Cline: Coming up on October 10

October 05, 2017

In this lecture Professor Eric H. Cline will explore why the Mediterranean Bronze Age came to an end and whether the collapse of those ancient civilizations might hold some warnings for our current society.

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New Discoveries

NEW ZEALAND

October 17, 2017

VIETNAM

October 17, 2017

ZANZIBAR

October 16, 2017

JORDAN

October 16, 2017

SWITZERLAND

October 16, 2017

LITHUANIA

October 16, 2017

Spotlights

Archaeologist of the Month

Contributed by students in the Archaeology Program.

Archaeological Issues

Contributed by students in the Archaeology program.

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