Archaeology is a gateway to the past. Archaeology uses the results of empirical research to study the material culture from the evolution of human beings through contemporary post-industrial industrial societies. The minor employs and integrates allied disciplines through the theories, methods and practices of archaeology, affirming that archaeology constitutes a nexus of disciplines employed to understand the human past in all its scope and diversity. The minor is relentlessly multidisciplinary. It incorporates courses from biological and sociocultural anthropology, history, history and philosophy of science and the natural sciences. Although it respects the methodological approaches of individual disciplines and the advances they have yielded, it will require students to employ multiple disciplines in their exploration of the changing human condition. In the process it prepares and encourages students to actively participate in the practice of archaeology.

Students taking a minor in Archaeology will follow a progressive and multidisciplinary course of study, taking classes in archaeological theories, methods and practices, plus courses in at least one of the following three disciplines:
  1. Physical or biological anthropology
  2. Social or cultural anthropology
  3. An allied natural or social science such as biological science, environmental science, geoscience, history, as well as history and philosophy of science.
Archaeology, as the source of material evidence about the past and an approach to its interpretation, unifies the minor, integrating diverse approaches to address major themes in the study of the human past – physical and cultural evolution, human interaction across cultures, and human interaction with the environment.

Archaeology & Palaeoenvironmen can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3472 Music(Hons)/Adv Science(Hons) Major ARCYA13472
3948 Adv Science (Honours) / Arts Major ARCYA13948
3962 Advanced Science (Honours) Major ARCYA13962

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Archaeology Palaeoenvironments can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3458 Music/Advanced Science (Hons) Major ARCYA13458
3566 Economics/Adv Science (Hons) Major ARCYA13566
3593 Commerce/Adv Science (Hons) Major ARCYA13593
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major ARCYA13762
3938 AdvSci (Hons)/SocRschandPolicy Major ARCYA13938
3944 Adv Science (Hons)/Fine Arts Major ARCYA13944
3945 Adv Science(Hons)/Computer Sci Major ARCYA13945
3997 Advanced Science (Honours)/Law Major ARCYA13997

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Palaeoscience can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3458 Music/Advanced Science (Hons) Honours ARCYBH3458
3472 Music(Hons)/Adv Science(Hons) Honours ARCYBH3472
3566 Economics/Adv Science (Hons) Honours ARCYBH3566
3593 Commerce/Adv Science (Hons) Honours ARCYBH3593
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Honours ARCYBH3762
3938 AdvSci (Hons)/SocRschandPolicy Honours ARCYBH3938
3944 Adv Science (Hons)/Fine Arts Honours ARCYBH3944
3945 Adv Science(Hons)/Computer Sci Honours ARCYBH3945
3948 Adv Science (Honours) / Arts Honours ARCYBH3948
3962 Advanced Science (Honours) Honours ARCYBH3962
3997 Advanced Science (Honours)/Law Honours ARCYBH3997
4500 Science (Honours) Honours ARCYBH4500

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