Fieldnotes: Digital Resources

A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

See also: Directory of Graduate Programs in the United States and Canada

The interdepartmental Council on Archaeological Studies is composed of faculty from a broad range of disciplines, including Anthropology, Classics, Geology and Geophysics, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered, the former awarding a BA and the latter an MA. Both programs are designed to expose students to numerous facets of the field of archaeology, including anthopology, art history, and history; studies often examine the material culture or transformation of various cultures in both the Old and New Worlds. Students in each program are, additionally, required to take an Archaeology Laboratory course which provides hands-on excavation experience at the Dye Works at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Program in Archaeology is an interdepartmental program that introduces students to archaeological theory, the analysis of archaeological materials, and the results of archaeological research in prehistoric and early historic periods in the Old and New Worlds. Archaeology studies human societies through examination of their material culture (physical remains), considering such issues as human subsistence, interaction with climate and physical environment, patterns of settlement, political and economic organization, and religious activity and thought. The field allows for the study of the entirety of human experience from its beginnings to the present day, in every region of the world and across all social strata.
Our archaeology major focuses on the discipline of archaeology itself and on the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and adjacent areas in western and northern Europe. The interdisciplinary nature of the major provides an excellent liberal arts education, as well as the necessary preparation to attend graduate school or other professional schools. In addition, Evansville's archaeology major retains enough flexibility to allow you to pursue a double major in minor in other areas of study that interest you. Our archaeology students often complement their studies with course work in anthropology, history, classical studies, religion, or art history, as well as advanced classes in languages or sciences related to archaeology. The majority of archaeology majors spend at least one semester abroad studying at Harlaxton College - UE's British campus - or enrolling in programs such as College Year in Athens, American Institute for Foreign Study in Rome, American University in Cairo, and Aix-en-Provence in France. Students also have opportunity to participate in excavations, including our on-campus training dig Tin City, and hold internships in museums in the US and abroad.
The Center for Archaeology is an interdepartmental center that does not have its own individual course listings or degree program. The links here provide information about the undergraduate program in archaeology and the graduate programs in which students conduct archaeological research. We have different programs of study to suit a variety of interests; all options share the same introductory requirements, but allow you to develop your studies in a range of different direction. The central tracks in archaeology are the Interdisciplinary Major in Archaeology and the Major in Anthropological Archaeology.
Students become acquainted with the methodology and research tools of the discipline as well as with its subject matter, and are encouraged to explore such related aspects of culture as history and literature. In addition to providing those elements of a liberal education, the program prepares students who wish to specialize in art history or classical archaeology for graduate work.