Archaeology is the study of the artifacts and other material remains of past human societies. Through this study, the characteristics of past human culture (e.g., technology, subsistence, social structure, etc.) are revealed, as well as the time periods at which they existed. The archaeology program focuses on past cultures in western Canada and the broader Circumpolar North. The application of science methodologies in the analysis of archaeological materials is an important part of archaeological research. For this reason, the Department offers both B.A. and B.Sc. programs. Students who plan to major in archaeology should consult the Head of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology or the Undergraduate Advisor concerning their choice of courses.