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Dr. Clarence Geier, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-6973
Dr. Gabrielle Lanier, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-3615
The minor is designed for students interested in the field of historical
archaeology, a discipline that integrates the research interests and
methods of archaeology and history. The minor is designed to complement
existing majors in anthropology and history, and it may also be of interest
to students in art history and public administration. While guided by
the theoretical underpinnings of history and anthropology, the minor
in historical archaeology is highly field- and research- oriented. Students
enrolling in the program should anticipate courses that require significant
effort outside of the classroom.
1 The personalized capstone course will take place over two semesters. The first semester (2 credits) will involve defining a research topic, establishing a theoretical and methodological base, and gathering data. The second semester (2 credits) will be involved with the analysis and interpretation of the gathered data and the preparation of a formal statement of findings. The project will require close work with a faculty adviser and will be evaluated by a review committee consisting of the adviser and one other faculty.