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Students in the interdisciplinary archaeology minor embrace history through hands-on learning, including Nearby Wittenberg, an on-campus dig.

Join us on Saturdays as we dig on campus. Stop by any time between 9-2 to help or check out what "Witt Digs" means. What can you do with a Minor in Archaeology?

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Hands-on-History: Campus Excavation

Archaeology PhotoAssociate Professor of History Darlene Brooks Hedstrom knows that a transformative learning environment creates lifelong learners. Emphasizing the discovery of new knowledge by unearthing the past, the archaeologist used the summer to get students out of the classroom and make them dig a little deeper, literally.

Thanks to Wittenberg’s unique summer programs, students had the rare opportunity to engage in a collaborative, hands-on archaeological excavation right on campus. Read More ...

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Archaeology in the News:

  • Teaching Excellence: Wittenberg Professor Named Kenneth E. Wray Endowed Chair in the Humanities (published February 8, 2018)

  • Engaging the Past: Caitlin Lobl ’16 Pursues Unique Path to Archaeology (published December 7, 2017)

  • Digging Ireland: Hannah McCartney Accepted into Blackfriary Program (published June 2, 2017)

  • Whitney Mihalik '10 Shares Passion for Archaeology: Teacher Brings Her Love of Subject to the Classroom (published May 30, 2017)

  • Forza Italia: Junior Lands Summer Internship at Turin Museum of Egyptology (published April 28, 2017)
  • Stand-Outs: Students Impress at National Conference (published February 22, 2017)

  • Digging in Deep: Student Archeologists Embrace History Through Hands-on Learning (published September 20, 2016)

  • Archaeology in Ireland: Wittenberg Student Studies at Irish Archaeological Field School (published August 11, 2015)



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