Students have field, laboratory and museum training, and opportunities both on and off campus. Our campus acts as a natural laboratory of historic materials, including a slave cemetery, plantation house, out-buildings, a slave cabin and 20th-century middens.
Students also have access to a large corpus of artifacts from a wide variety of cultures from antiquity. Students are able to work with these objects in specific courses as well as through supervised independent studies and internships. Additionally, archaeology students are required to complete a fieldwork experience, which can be as a participant in excavations conducted by the program head in Albania.
Students have completed internships and field study in North America, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Japan, and Kazakhstan. Students also have frequent opportunities for study abroad in Sweet Briar travel courses.