- Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology
About this Program
Much of our teaching takes place away from campus—in museums and galleries, at archaeological sites nearby, and in trips we take internationally.
Hood is unusual among small colleges in offering a concentration in archaeology. Archaeology students examine the art, artifacts and cultures of the ancient world, as well as the theories and field methods of archaeologists today.
One requirement of the archaeology concentration is a hands-on experience, either in the field on an archaeological project, or in a museum or archaeology lab as a student intern.
Hood students have participated in archaeological excavations in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States. They have the opportunity to excavated with Hood's own archaeology professors, or with other accredited and approved projects; Hood supports a number of these opportunities with research funding.
The Archaeology Minor
Students majoring in a number of fields, including history, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, religious studies or the sciences, may wish to minor in archaeology, as it can complement the major field and introduce new areas of study. The minor is interdisciplinary, requiring coursework in archaeological methods, regional studies, ancient history and literature.
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Professor David Hixson is excavating the historic Lamar Sanitarium, a historic landmark in Middletown, Maryland, that operated as a hospital from 1899 to 1944.
- Experiential Learning
Professor Jennifer Ross excavated an archaeological site in Turkey.