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Department of Anthropology

Archaeology Lab

Hands-On Learning

The archaeology lab provides a shared space for students and faculty to work together on research projects involving archaeological remains and contemporary materials. Students learn current methods of identification and analysis of artifacts, biological remains, and their contexts. These activities are associated with lab courses as well as independent research projects in both the field and the lab.

Research Orientation

Evolutionary theory demonstrates that contemporary human and environmental problems are rooted in the past. Archaeology provides a rigorous scientific methodology for making connections between the present and the past. Its methods have been applied to the study of modern problems such as waste disposal behaviors and human responses to environmental change. Archaeology is also concerned with preserving and documenting remains of the past before they are lost.

Education and Research Opportunities


Department of Anthropology
1032 West Sheridan Road · Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3485 · Fax: (773) 508-3295

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