Heidelberg 's Center for Historic & Military Archaeology (CHMA) is a research facility committed to undergraduate education and is operated in conjunction with anthropology and archaeology. CHMA provides opportunities for laboratory work associated with actual research on the prehistoric and historic archaeology of the region and is also a source for independent and directed student research.
Anthropology is a traditional liberal arts discipline which considers the nature and dynamics of human culture and society. Humans are to a large degree the product of their specific social setting and associated cultural tradition, thus our vision of the world around us is often blocked by the limitations of our own circumstances. Anthropology addresses this tremendous variation in the human experience.
A minor in Archaeology provides an introduction to the field and a basic understanding of the nature of material cultural remains and the recovery and interpretation of the archaeological record. Students are introduced to field research and reporting of results. The minor is designed to help students meet minimum-level experience requirements for entering the field of historic preservation or for pursuing a graduate degree in anthropological archaeology.