The Department of Anthropology offers the Certificate in Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management for students wishing to supplement their degree work in other historically oriented programs. The certificate is oriented toward professional practice and provides archaeologically based cultural resource management skills for preservation-related employment.
The certificate requires 18 semester hours (two required core seminars and four approved elective courses). Twelve semester hours must come from courses in the Department of Anthropology. The program of study should include a mix of courses in method and theory of historical archaeology and cultural resource management and their practical application.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the history and current approaches in Historical Archaeology.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Cultural Resource Protection legislation at various government levels as well as develop an understanding of the ethical considerations of Public Archaeology and its various publics.
HACRM Certificate Program students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of an anthropological perspective to an ethical public archaeology and Historical Archaeology through the papers and project they do in these courses. These courses will include ANTH 720 Development of Anthropological Archaeology, ANTH 550H Historical Archaeology Lab, and ANTH 703 Anthropological Inquiry, among others.