In Oberlin’s interdisciplinary Archaeology Lab, students and faculty explore the past via techniques ranging from replicating prehistoric technologies to building cutting-edge digital databases. Photo credit: Pang Fei Chiang ’19

Archaeological Studies

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Archaeological studies at Oberlin is a program of interdepartmental offerings that cover a range of cultures—from prehistoric to early historic—in both the Old and New Worlds. This program of study also introduces students to the skills and analytic tools that facilitate archaeological research.

Program Director

Andrew (Drew) Wilburn

Associate Professor of Classics
Department Affiliation


Why Study Archaeological Studies at Oberlin?

Academic Courses
Study Away Programs
Associated Faculty

Sample Courses

  • ACHS 300 - Senior Project 4 credits
  • ACHS 400 - Honors 4 credits

Archaeological Studies News

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Practical Magic

December 31, 2014
Professor Drew Wilburn finds archaeological evidence of magic in antiquity.

Protecting Libyan Archaeology

February 22, 2013
Professor Susan Kane has been received he Society for American Archaeology’s Presidential Award for her work preserving Libyan archaeological sites and heritage during the country’s 2011 civil war.