The archaeology program at Colorado State University focuses on the Americas and includes prehistoric and historic archaeology.
The expertise of existing faculty in Archaeology at CSU includes:
Rocky Mountain and Plains Archaeology
Inca and Spanish Empires
Legacies of Resilience Project (LORE-LPG)
Special resources include the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology; the Archaeology Lab; the MesoAmerican lab; and the Cultural Resources section of the Center for the Ecological Study of Military Lands. The archaeology program sponsors an annual field school each summer and houses the CSU Archaeological Repository. Existing faculty also have geographic foci significant to their research. Research areas include Colorado, Bolivia, Peru, Honduras and Mexico.
Introduction to Prehistory
Introduction to Field Archaeology
Archaeology of North America
Archaeology of Europe and Africa
Andean Archaeology and Ethno history
Archaeology of Mesoamerica
Impacts on Ancient Environments
Great Plains Archaeology
Archaeology and the Public
Field Class in Archaeology
Anthropological Report Preparation
Archaeology Seminar in Mesopotamian Prehistory
Heritage Resource Management
Seminar in Archaeological Method
Seminar in Archaeological Theory
Regional Prehistory: Great Plains
Regional Prehistory: Great Basin
Regional Prehistory: Southwestern
Archaeology of Complex Societies
Ecological and Social Agent0-based Modeling
Field Methods in Training in Online Environments
The Archaeology concentration offers a broad background that can prepare students for a number of occupations. Our graduates have found opportunities in public, private and government sectors. Potential jobs include cultural resource management (CRM) and museum positions.
Many careers do require additional coursework and education and a number of our students go on to immediately pursue advanced degrees.