Archaeological Field Work – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 2202.00

The Occupational Skills Certificate in Archaeological Fieldwork prepares students for entry-level work in cultural resource management. The program provides opportunities for students to actively engage in archaeological research in both a field and laboratory setting. Courses are designed to introduce students to a diverse range of professional skills, including survey and excavation techniques, mapping and documentation, and artifact identification, processing and analysis.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Employ archaeological survey, mapping, and excavation techniques in an active fieldwork setting.
  2. Distinguish between the various attributes used to identify archaeological sites, features, and artifact forms.
  3. Examine basic methodologies and techniques used in the processing and analysis of artifacts.
  4. Assess the legal, operational, and ethical issues guiding archaeological research, cultural resource management, and heritage preservation.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Courses

Required Core
ANTH 001PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
or ANTH 001H HONORS PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 002CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
or ANTH 002H HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 003INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANTH 007ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACT ANALYSIS3
ANTH 040APPLICATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK2
Required Electives
Select either GEOG course or ANTH courses (Lab Requirement):3
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ((with lab))
ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK
and LABORATORY IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Total Units17

Recommended Electives

BIOL 002ANIMAL BIOLOGY4
BIOL 030FIELD BOTANY4
ANTH 006ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD3
GEOG 011INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (with lab)3
ANTH 012AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES3
ANTH 001LLABORATORY IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY1
ANTH 140ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK2