Archaeology

Discover your future by excavating the past.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Alicia Hawkins

Telephone: 705-675-1151 x4224

Email: ahawkins@laurentian.ca

Office: F-328

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
1 grade 12 English U/M course 1 grade 12 English U/M course
5 other grade 12 U/M courses 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions
  1 additional grade 12 U/M Math course
  3 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (4 years) in Archaeology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

In order to graduate with a B.Sc., students must meet a minimum of 50% of Science credits.  See above regulations for details.

 

Specialization in Archaeology (60 credits)

a) Required courses:

    ARCL 1006 – Introduction to Anthropology I
    ARCL 2017 – Human Evolution and Palaeolithic archaeology
    ARCL 2116 – The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations
    ARCL 3095 – Archaeological Field School
    ARCL-3207-- Indigenous and Collaborative Archaeology
    STAT 2126 – Introduction to Statistics  OR   STAT 2246 – Statistics for Sciences
    SCOM 4006 – Presenting and Communicating Research

b) Advanced Archaeology Courses (6 cr required from the following)
        ARCL 4036 – Advanced Archaeological Analysis
        ARCL 4206 – Archaeological themes and problems
        ANTR 4095 – Thesis in Archeaeology

 c)   Methods (9 cr required from the following)
        ARCL 3066 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods
        ARCL-4036 - The Archaeology of Animal Bones
        ARCL 4905 - Archaeological Placement
        ENSC 3716 – Environmental Impact Assessment
        FORS 3036 – Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
        FORS 4106 – Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
        GEOG 3036 – Air Photo Interpretation
        GEOG 3056 –Topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application
        GEOL 2066 – Near-surface geophysical methods
 

  d) Culture and History (9 cr required from list A or list B)

         List A

        ANCS 2526 – Greek Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 2527 – Roman Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 3006 – The Hellenistic World
        ANCS 3046 – Hellenistic Egypt 
        ANCS 3416/4416 – Greek History: Athens and Sparta
        ANCS 3427/4427 – Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire
        ARCL 3206 – Old World Archaeological Culture History
        HIST 2056 – History of Ancient Civilizations

        List B

        ENVI 2506 – Cultural Representations of the Environment 
        INDG 1116 – Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
        INDG 1117 – Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
        INDG 2316 - Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
        INDG/POLI 3105 – Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People
        INDG 3215 - Native Community-Based Research Methods
        HIST 3216 – The History of Canada’s First Nations

   e) Natural Science (9 cr required from the following)
        ANTR 2016 – Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
        BIOL 2105 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
        BIOL 2706 – Vertebrate Form and Function
        BIOL 3006 – Evolutionary Biology
        ENSC 1406 – Earth’s Environmental Systems
        ENSC 2106 – Introductory Geomorphology
        ENSC2707 – Ecology of Human Populations
        ENVI 2406F - Climat, pollution, solutions
        FORS 3036 - Fornesic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
        FORS 4106 - Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton 
        GEOL 3397/BIOL3397 – Introductory Soil Science

    f) An additional 3 credits from the above lists

    g) 60 credits of electives. Electives must be chosen so as to meet the BA or B.Sc. degree requirements - see above.

 

Major in Archaeology (42 credits)

a) Mandatory courses:

    ARCL 1006 – Introduction to Anthropology I
    ARCL 2017 – Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology
    ARCL 2116 – The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations 
    ARCL-3207-- Indigenous and Collaborative Archaeology
    STAT 2126 – Introduction to Statistics    OR   STAT 2246 – Statistics for Sciences

b) At least 9 cr from the following ARCL courses, at least 3 of which are at the 4000 level:  
        ARCL 3066 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods
        ARCL 3095 – Archaeological Field School 
        ARCL 4036 – Advanced Archaeological Analysis
        ARCL 4206 – Archaeological themes and problems

c) Methods (6 cr required):

        ARCL 3066 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods
        ARCL 4036 – Advanced Archaeological Analysis
         ARCL 4905 - Archaeological Placement
         ENSC 3716 - Environmental Impact Assessment
         FORS 3036 – Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
         FORS 4106 – Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
         GEOG 3036 – Air Photo Interpretation
         GEOG 3056 –Topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application
         GEOL 2066 – Near-surface geophysical methods

d) Culture and History (6 cr required from list A  OR list B):

 

         List A

        ANCS 2526 – Greek Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 2527 – Roman Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 3006 – The Hellenistic World
        ANCS 3046 – Hellenistic Egypt 
        ANCS 3416/4416 – Greek History: Athens and Sparta
        ANCS 3427/4427 – Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire
        ARCL 3206 – Old World Archaeological Culture History
        HIST 2056 – History of Ancient Civilizations

        List B

        ENVI 2506 – Cultural Representations of the Environment 
        INDG 1116 – Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
        INDG 1117 – Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
        INDG 2316 - Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
        INDG/POLI 3105 – Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People
        INDG 3215 - Native Community-Based Research Methods
        HIST 3216 – The History of Canada’s First Nations

e) Natural Science (6 cr required):

         ANTR 2016 – Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
         BIOL 2105 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
         BIOL 2706 – Vertebrate Form and Function
         BIOL 3006 – Evolutionary Biology
         ENSC 1406 – Earth’s Environmental Systems 
         ENSC 2106 – Introductory Geomorphology
         ENSC2707 – Ecology of Human Populations
         ENVI 2406F - Climat, pollution, solutions
         FORS 3036 - Fornesic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
         FORS 4106 - Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
         GEOL 3397/BIOL 3397 – Introductory Soil Science

f) 78 credits of electives. Electives must be chosen so as to meet the BA or B.Sc. degree requirements - see above.

Notes:

  • Students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if seeking a BA, and not part of the other minor or second major
  • Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.
  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
  • Students wishing to enrol in ARCL 4095 (Thesis in Archaeology) may use this course instead of 3 cr of Methods and 3 cr of Culture and History

 

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (3 years) in Archaeology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Concentration in Archaeology (36 credits)

In order to graduate with a B.Sc., students must meet a minimum of 50% of Science credits.  See above regulations for details.

a) Mandatory courses:

     ARCL 1006 – Introduction to Anthropology 1
     ARCL 2017 – Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology
     ARCL 2116 – The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations

b) At least 9 cr from the following archaeology courses:
         ARCL 3066 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods
         ARCL 3095 – Archaeological Field School
         ARCL 4036 – Advanced Archaeological Analysis
         ARCL 4206 – Archaeological themes and problems

c) Methods (6 cr required):
         ENSC 3716 – Environmental Impact Assessment
         ENSC 4406 – Quaternary Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction
         FORS 3036 – Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
         FORS 4106 – Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
         GEOG 2017 – Applied Cartography and introduction to GIS
         GEOG 3036 – Air Photo Interpretation
         GEOG 3056 –Topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application
         GEOL 2066 – Near-surface geophysical methods
         GEOL 3056 – Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences
         HIST 2026 – Historical Methods
         INDG 2316 – Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
         INDG 3215 Native Community-Based Research Methods
         PSYC 2127 – Scientific Method and Analysis II
         SCOM 4006 – Presenting and Communicating Research

d) Culture and History (6 cr required):
         ARCL 3206 – Old World Archaeological Culture History
         ARCL 3207 – New World Archaeological Culture History
         ANCS 2056 – Greek History
         ANCS 2057 – Roman History
         ANCS 2526 – Greek Art and Archaeology
         ANCS 2527 – Roman Art and Archaeology
         ANCS 3006 – The Hellenistic World
         ANCS 3046 – Hellenistic Egypt
         ENVI 2506 – Cultural Representations of the Environment
         HIST 2056 – History of Ancient Civilizations
         INDG 1116 – Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
         INDG 1117 – Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
         INDG/POLI 3105 – Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People

e) Natural Science (6 cr required):
         ANTR 2016 – Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
         ANTR 3046 – Human Ecology and Palaeoecology   OR   ENSC2707 – Ecology of Human Populations
         BIOL 2105 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
         BIOL 2306 – Diversity of Plants
         BIOL 2706 – Vertebrate Form and Function
         BIOL 3006 – Evolutionary Biology
         BIOL 3346 – Ethnobotany
         ENSC 1406 – Earth’s Environmental Systems
         ENSC 2106 – Introductory Geomorphology
         GEOL 1006 – Introductory Geology I   OR   GEOL1021 Understanding the Earth I
         GEOL 1007 – Introductory Geology II    OR     GEOL1022 Understanding the Earth II
         GEOL 2237 – Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
         GEOL 3397/BIOL3397 – Introductory Soil Science

f) 54 credits of electives. Electives must be chosen so as to meet the BA or B.Sc. degree requirements - see above.

 

Minor in Archaeology

    ARCL 1006EL – Introduction to Anthropology I
    ARCL 2017EL – Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology 
    ARCL 2116EL – The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations 
    15 credits from the following list, of which at least 6 cr are 3000 or 4000 series courses
        ANTR 3046 – Human Ecology and Palaeoecology
        ARCL 3066 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods
        ARCL 3095 – Archaeological Field School
        ARCL 3206 – Old World Archaeological Culture History
        ARCL 3207 – New World Archaeological Culture History
        ARCL 4036 – Advanced Analysis in Archaeology
        ARCL 4206 – Archaeological Themes and Problems
        ANCS 2056 – Greek History
        ANCS 2057 – Roman History
        ANCS 2526 – Greek Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 2527 – Roman Art and Archaeology
        ANCS 3046 – Hellenistic Egypt
        FORS 3036 – Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
        FORS 4106 – Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
        HIST 2056 – History of Ancient Civilizations

 

Minor in Archaeological and Cultural Landscapes

a) Mandatory Courses

   ARCL 2116 – The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations
   ARCL 3207 – New world Archaeological Culture History
   INDG 2316 – Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

b) 12 credits from (at least 6 credits must be ARCL):

   ARCL 3066 – Laboratory and Analytical Procedures in Archaeology
   ARCL 3095 – Archaeological Field Procedures
   ARCL 4036 – Advanced Archaeological Analysis
   ARCL 4206 – Archaeological Themes and Problems
   ENVI 2506 – Cultural Representations of the Environment
   ENSC 3716 – Environmental Impact Assessment
   HIST 3296 – Canadian Environmental History

c) 3 credits from:

   COMM 1206 EL – Business communications
   COST 2446EL – The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communications I
   COST 2447EL – The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communications II
   ENGL 1706 – Intro to writing English studies I
   ENGL 3536 – Environmental Communications
   ENGL 3556 – Principles and Practices of Workplace Communications
   ENGR 1016– Engineering Communications
   PHIL 2217 – Environmental Ethics
   SCOM 4006 – Communicating and presenting research

Year:

ARCL-1006EL - Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology ARCL-2017EL - Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Arch. Archaeology ARCL-2116EL - Archaeology and the Environment ARCL-3066EL - Archaeological Laboratory Methods Archaeology ARCL-3095EL - Archaeology Field School ARCL-3206EL - Old World Archaeological Culture History
ARCL-3207EL - Indigenous and Collaborative Archaeology ARCL-4036EL - The Archaeology of Animal Bones ARCL-4095EL - Honours Thesis ARCL-4206EL - The Archaeology of Death and Burial ARCL-4905EL - Archaeological Placement

Sessional Faculty

André Beauchamp

Kimberley Snarr

 

For more information please contact the program coordinator Dr. Alicia Hawkins (ahawkins@laurentian.ca).

Randy Dirszowsky

Randy Dirszowsky

School of the Environment
Scott Fairgrieve

Scott Fairgrieve

Department of Forensic Science
Alicia Hawkins

Alicia Hawkins

School of the Environment
Janice Liedl

Janice Liedl

Department of History