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.
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. A number of our students go on to immediately pursue advanced degrees.