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The Anthropology and Geography department holds lectures, demonstrations, excavations, tours, and other activities for the campus community and public.

Anthropology and Geography Major Now Available

The new major in Anthropology and Geography is now available! To sign up, please make an appointment with Dr. Dillian by emailing Students within the major will train for careers in archaeology, cultural anthropology, cultural heritage, environmental science, GIS, geography, and museums.

Dr. Bergeron and Dr. Whitesides Participate in Myrtle Beach GIS Day Events

Dr. Susan Bergeron and Dr. Clayton Whitesides provided a demonstration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities at the first Myrtle Beach GIS Day on November 16, 2016. They talked with students, professionals, and the public about GIS and spread the word about the new Anthropology & Geography major (pending SACS approval), the GIS minor, and the Geospatial Technology Certificate program offered at CCU.

Faculty to Present Brookgreen Gardens Findings at Conference

Brookgreen Gardens Archaeology Partnership - David PalmerIn January of 2017, Dr. David Palmer will present the findings of Coastal Carolina’s Maymester 2016 Historical Archaeology Field School at Brookgreen Gardens at the Society for Historical Archaeology annual conference. During the Maymester field school, students and volunteers conducted archaeological survey and test excavations to locate more of the Brookgreen Plantation Slave Village.  

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Students at Coastal Carolina University recently participated in an archaeological dig, as part of a Maymester course. The work took place near the coast on land owned by the Coastal Educational Foundation. Classes have excavated at the site before, but this time the students went deeper and farther back in time than they ever had in the past.