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Anthropology

Small liberal arts colleges rarely offer all four areas of these areas of study – archaeology and cultural and social, linguistic and biological anthropology – but Hamilton does. And you will have a chance to do plenty of hands-on learning, maybe even at one of the earliest archaeological sites in North America. 


Hamilton students, including Morgan Biggs ’16, excavate a pithouse in British Columbia.

At work and play, an archaeology student explores new territory

She thought she’d major in physics, but by the time she was a rising junior, Morgan Biggs ’16 was sold on archaeology. She spent six weeks over a summer on a dig in British Columbia and worked the following summer analyzing the stone chips recovered from the site.

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