Research Opportunities for Undergrads

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 […]

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Digging In

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 […]

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World’s Oldest Cave Art Discovered in Spain, Likely Created by Neanderthals

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 […]

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A Day at the Natural History Museum

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 […]

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New Year, Old USC

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, […]

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