Trent University Offers Archaeology Degree


Practical and theoretical training to prepare students

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Peterborough

Responsive to the demand from prospective students, Trent University is pleased to offer two new degrees in archaeology for the 2011-2012 academic year: an Honours B.Sc. in Archaeology or an Honours B.A. in Archaeology with a specialization in Anthropological or Classical Archaeology.

Dr. Paul Healy, archaeologist and acting dean of Arts and Science (Social Sciences), said, “The new archaeology program is a natural fit for Trent, and a terrific new academic initiative. There is a long and illustrious history of archaeological research at Trent, going back to the University's establishment almost 50 years ago." 

"Today, we have an international reputation for innovative archaeological research at Trent,” said Professor Healy, “with many faculty holding major research grants, a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Archaeological Studies, and the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) on campus, currently celebrating its tenth anniversary. We expect that the creation of this new degree program in archaeology, one of only a handful of such programs in all of North America, and drawing on the expertise of about a dozen professional archaeologists from two established departments at Trent, will attract bright, interested students from not only Ontario, but across Canada."

The Archaeology program at Trent is unique in that it provides students with basic training in the practical and theoretical aspects of archaeological research within anthropology and within classical (ancient Mediterranean) studies. It is also a truly interdisciplinary program, linking together courses, methods, and ideas from the social sciences, humanities, and sciences in order to study the human past through the material record.

Archaeology students will study archaeological field methods and laboratory techniques, the archaeology of the different regions of the world, and comparative archaeological studies on topics such as state formation, warfare, and more. Students will engage with faculty members on archaeological research in the classroom, in the field, and in the lab for practical and theoretical training for archaeology-related careers.


For more information, please contact: Dr. Jennifer P. Moore, program coordinator, Archaeology, 705-748-1011 x 7783,