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

 

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

 

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

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

List A

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

List B

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

 

e)  Natural Science (9 cr required from the following):
     ANTR 2016E     Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
     BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 2706E     Vertebrate Form and Function
     BIOL 3006E     Evolutionary Biology
     ENSC 1406E     Earth’s Environmental Systems
     ENSC 2106E     Introductory Geomorphology
     ENSC2707E     Ecology of Human Populations
     ENVI 2406FE     Climat, pollution, solutions
     FORS 3036E     Fornesic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
     FORS 4106E     Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton 
     GEOL 3397/BIOL3397E     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 1006E     Introduction to Anthropology I
ARCL 2017E     Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology
ARCL 2116E     The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations 
ARCL-3207E    Indigenous and Collaborative Archaeology
STAT 2126E     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 3066E     Archaeological Laboratory Methods
     ARCL 3095E     Archaeological Field School 
     ARCL 4036E     Advanced Archaeological Analysis
     ARCL 4206E     Archaeological themes and problems

 

c) Methods (6 cr required):

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

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

List A

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

List B

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

 

e)  Natural Science (6 cr required):

     ANTR 2016E     Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
     BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 2706E     Vertebrate Form and Function
     BIOL 3006E     Evolutionary Biology
     ENSC 1406E     Earth’s Environmental Systems 
     ENSC 2106E     Introductory Geomorphology
     ENSC2707E     Ecology of Human Populations
     ENVI 2406F     Climat, pollution, solutions
     FORS 3036E     Fornesic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
     FORS 4106E     Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
     GEOL 3397/BIOL 3397E     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 (General) 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 1006E     Introduction to Anthropology 1
ARCL 2017E     Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology
ARCL 2116E     The Rise of the Neolithic and Ancient Civilizations

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

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

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

e)  Natural Science (6 cr required):
     ANTR 2016E     Human Biological Variation, Adaptations, and Health
     ANTR 3046E     Human Ecology and Palaeoecology   OR   ENSC2707 – Ecology of Human Populations
     BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 2306E     Diversity of Plants
     BIOL 2706E     Vertebrate Form and Function
     BIOL 3006E     Evolutionary Biology
     BIOL 3346E     Ethnobotany
     ENSC 1406E     Earth’s Environmental Systems
     ENSC 2106E     Introductory Geomorphology
     GEOL 1006E     Introductory Geology I   OR   GEOL1021E     Understanding the Earth I
     GEOL 1007E     Introductory Geology II   OR   GEOL1022E     Understanding the Earth II
     GEOL 2237E     Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
     GEOL 3397/BIOL3397E     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 1006E     Introduction to Anthropology I
ARCL 2017E     Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology 
ARCL 2116E     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 3046E     Human Ecology and Palaeoecology
     ARCL 3066E     Archaeological Laboratory Methods
     ARCL 3095E     Archaeological Field School
     ARCL 3206E     Old World Archaeological Culture History
     ARCL 3207E     New World Archaeological Culture History
     ARCL 4036E     Advanced Analysis in Archaeology
     ARCL 4206E     Archaeological Themes and Problems
     ANCS 2056E     Greek History
     ANCS 2057E     Roman History
     ANCS 2526E     Greek Art and Archaeology
     ANCS 2527E     Roman Art and Archaeology
     ANCS 3046E     Hellenistic Egypt
     FORS 3036E     Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
     FORS 4106E     Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton
     HIST 2056E     History of Ancient Civilizations

 

Minor in Archaeological and Cultural Landscapes

a)  Mandatory Courses:

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

 

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

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

 

c)  3 credits from:

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