If you weren’t able to make it to the information session today to learn more about some possible field opportunities (in archaeology, but also ethnography, paleontology, bioarchaeology, and much more!) please visit the IFR website. There are a number of ways for you to sort through field schools. You can organize them based on part […]Read More Research Opportunities for Undergrads
Digging In: Trojan Archaeology Takes to the Ground for Field-Walking & Surface Collection of Project Site X This blog entry was originally posted on the page dedicated to the Trojan Archaeology class. You can view this post and other posts like it here. USC’s newest Thematic Option class — Trojan Archaeology — is introducing students […]Read More Digging In
The world’s oldest cave art, dating to at least 65,000 years ago, has been discovered in Spain. The date and geographic context of the cave paintings link them to Neanderthals, not Homo sapiens. This discovery supports the theory long championed by archaeologists and paleontologists, that Neanderthals had similar cultural and symbolic behavior to contemporaneous Homo […]Read More World’s Oldest Cave Art Discovered in Spain, Likely Created by Neanderthals
On Wednesday February 7, 2018 students in ANTH 202 “Our Human Past-Discovering the Ancient World”, taught by Dr. Kenneth Seligson, visited the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Located right across the street (Exposition) from USC, the NHM is an amazing learning resource for USC students. As archaeologists, we are most concerned with the exhibits […]Read More A Day at the Natural History Museum
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Core 103: Trojan Archaeology will no longer be excavating on campus this semester. While we are disappointed, archaeologists constantly have to adapt to changing circumstances. In many ways, this has been an excellent learning experience for the Core 103 students! In lieu of excavations, we will be doing a number of […]Read More A Change of Plans: Adapting to New Challenges!
2018 is already an exciting year for USC Archaeology. Beginning February 1st, a group of 25 students, under the guidance of Dr. Kenneth Seligson (professor) and Dr. Kirby Farah, will be excavating in Associate’s Park on the USC Main Campus. Stay tuned as we’ll be updating Hunter Blatherer throughout the semester with blog posts, videos, […]Read More New Year, Old USC