Archaeology and Ancient Civilization

The Anthropology Department offers specialized focus on major civilizations of both the Old and New Worlds. We encourage a wide variety of approaches, from in-depth study of material culture, language, and settlement traditions, to landscape analysis and archaeological sciences. In the Old World, students may choose to focus on, among other regions, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Levant, the Indus Valley, or China. New World regions include Mesoamerica (Maya), South America (Inca, Moche), and the American Southwest.