The Archaeology program maintains annually an average of 35-40 majors and several minors. Outside the class, students participate in the Keck and Environmental Archaeology Labs , and contribute to various digital archaeological projects, travel to regional museums and exhibitions, enjoy the bi-annual A.I.A. lecture series at Dickinson, the annual Moser Memorial lectures, and various invited guest lectures. They also participate in summer archaeological digs and year-long and semester study abroad programs abroad.
After graduating from Dickinson, students go on to graduate studies in archaeology, work as hired archaeologists by the state or private companies, as museum curators, or pursue a wide variety of professions. The academic and professional achievements of our students are the measure of our success. According to the official alumni lists of Dickinson College, 41 archaeology majors (33%) in the period 2002-2015 have advanced to graduate studies in the U.S.A. (Boston Univ., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Temple Univ., University of Florida, Florida State University, George Washington Univ., Univ. of North Carolina, Duke Univ., Ohio State Univ., SUNY at Albany, Mississippi State Univ., Trinity College, Indiana Univ. at PA, and Columbia University) and abroad (Univ. College London, Durham Univ., Univ. of Bradford; Univ. of Sheffield, Univ. of Liverpool, American Univ. in Cairo, UCL at Qatar); these students set an example of excellence and vividly portray beyond any doubt the quality of education, training, and preparation of our majors as well as their strong drive and motivation: