Summer 2024 Course Offerings

Students at Baird Point.

APY 108: Introduction to Archaeology

Reg.# 12935
Remote, not real time
Session I: 5/38/2024 - 7/8/2024
Dr. Timothy Chevral

Archaeology is the study of the human past through material remains. Most evidence of human activity on earth exists outside the realm of written records. Archaeology is important for understanding human history and reconstructing past human life ways. It bridges the gap between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.Archaeologists integrate many types of evidence in order to shed light on the origins of our species, Homo sapiens sapiens and the development through time of so many different cultural manifestations.

"Introduction to Archaeology" provides an overview of the methods, theories and techniques used by archaeologists to better understand past human societies, from the formulation of a research question, through the processes of survey and excavation, to the analysis of data, and the interpretation of the results. Topics covered in the course include history of the discipline, excavation techniques, archaeological interpretation, conservation and preservation, technology, migration and diffusion, evolution, the individual and cultural heritage.

APY 338LAB: Field Research in Archaeology [Summer Field School]

Reg.# 11901
In person
Session I: 5/28/2024 - 7/8/2024
Dr. Douglas Perrelli

The UB Anthropology field school provides an intensive and rewarding archaeological field and lab experience for students interested in archaeology as an academic concentration and as a career option in the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Field school is geared towards students with interests in North American archaeology or related fields including history, geology, geography, soil science and the natural sciences.

The goal is to introduce students to the techniques of archaeological site location, artifact identification, excavation, mapping, and material analysis in a fun but rigorous academic and applied setting.

Please visit the UB Anthropology Field School website for additional details.


Registration for Summer 2024 courses opens March 1, 2024.

Current UB students register via HUB.

Visiting students may register through the UBThisSummer site.