The Advanced Studies in Archaeology course (ARCH 390) at Dickinson College course undertakes special topics, issues, and problems in global archaeology ranging from prehistory and classical antiquity to modern era archaeology (19th/21st century AD) and modern applications of the discipline. This course is intended as a capstone to the Archaeology major where students are challenged to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired through previous coursework in archaeological methods, theory, and interpretation. In the best tradition of the liberal arts, students develop and complete a research project of choice and produces a final research paper.
This semester each student also developed a piece of writing intended for a public audience that conveys the academic topic in a way accessible to a broader public. Here you can explore the four student projects carried out in the Spring 2021 semester.