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Classical archaeology

Classical archaeology is the study of the Ancient Mediterranean world through the scientific study of material remains.

Unravel the mysteries of ancient civilizations

Through either the classics or classical studies programs, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Delve into the fascinating world of the art and architecture of these civilizations
  • Explore the scientific methods of identifying and excavating sites
  • Learn about the engineering feats of the Greeks and Romans
  • Become acquainted with the various biological sciences (i.e., botany and forensic anthropology) and scientific dating methods used in the study of human remains
  • Dive into the world of ancient shipwrecks

Students can also take part in a travel-study program to Greece or Rome, and participate in summer archaeology field-schools in the Mediterranean.

Students interested in archaeology might also wish to take courses in archaeology from the Department of Anthropology. A double major or joint honours in classics/classical studies and anthropology is a popular option.

Contact the undergraduate advisor, Matthew Sears, for more information.