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
  • 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

Amanda Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Geology
Department Affiliation

Pat Sturges

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8399

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 Faculty

Archaeological studies faculty members represent disciplines related to the field of archaeology, including Classics, religion, anthropology, and geology. They offer opportunities for students to do field research, laboratory analysis, internships, and more.

Explore Faculty within Archaeological Studies

Archaeological Studies News

Amy Margaris

Reunifying Oberlin’s Natural History Collection

August 29, 2017
Associate Professor of Anthropology Amy Margaris ’96 along with other faculty and staff members on campus are working to digitize the college’s many “dangling collections”—objects and specimens spread across various campus buildings that at one time had a home in the college’s natural history museum.
Close up of professor outdoors

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.