Archaeology is the study of the human culture  through investigation of material traces (artifacts, food remains, features, structures, etc.) and their relationships in space and time, combined with other forms of historical information (texts, oral traditions, etc.) when available. Drawing on a wide range of explanatory theory and rigorous methodologies, archaeologists use material records of human activities to better understand human technological, economic, social, and cultural evolution from the deep past (Lower Paleolithic) to the present.

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Anthropology Major, Archaeological Sciences Option
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