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About This Micro-Credential

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Most archaeologists working today are employed in private contracting and consulting, as well as in governmental agencies as cultural resource managers (CRM).

These courses teach the laws that govern the practice of archaeology in the United States and provide hands-on instruction in field and laboratory skills employers seek.

The micro-credential is of value to currently employed CRM and governmental archaeologists, as well as archaeology students preparing to enter the job market.

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Skills You Will Gain

Legal Aspects of Archaeology

Archaeological Excavations and Field Methods

Classification of Material Culture

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history of archaeology’s development in the United States and ways archeological artifacts and materials are interpreted.
  • Possess a working knowledge of current laws governing the practice of archaeology in the United States, as well as the legal history behind them.
  • Have practical, hands-on experience on archaeological sites, working as archaeologists-in-training under experienced professionals.
  • Display theoretical and methodological understanding of how archaeological artifacts are documented and analyzed in the laboratory.

Required Courses

  • ANT 210 Archaeology Method and Theory
  • ANT 315 Archaeological Excavation Methods

Choose any two (2) of the following:

  • ANT 308 Cultural Resource Management
  • ANT 355 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis
  • GEO 522 Historical Preservation

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Sharyn Jones
Cultural Resource Management, First semester offered: Fall 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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