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Archaeology Program
Dr. Susan Kus, Director
Clough 203
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690

901-843-3933

kus@rhodes.edu

Archaeology

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Minor in Archaeology at Rhodes
Archaeology is an interdisciplinary field that crosses and integrates all of the curriculum’s divisions at Rhodes College. This minor provides unique opportunities for students to develop interdepartmental collaborations on a wide variety of topics. Archaeology involves ground-level, empirical techniques like survey and excavation to recover material remains, as well as the application of scientific and statistical methods to the study of material culture. Archaeology further demands the interpretive skills of the humanist to approach symbols and ideologies in alternative historical contexts. Additionally, archaeology’s interest in the social and cultural analysis of societies of the past and the “deep past” makes use of the high theories of social sciences, humanities and aesthetic appreciation. Archaeology thus acquaints students with the Arts and Sciences in their full complementarity.