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Geoarchaeology

Your courses will be research-oriented, and you will receive specialized training typically available only to graduate students at large institutions. As a major, you may conduct field research in geology and archaeology at sites in the Florida Keys, Hawaii or the European Alps. Students regularly do field work in Central New York. Your research with faculty members may lead to publication in a scholarly journal or a presentation at a conference.

Nicole LaBarge ’15
Nicole LaBarge '15, right, talks about her research "Lead in Community Gardens" during a poster session.

A student’s evolution: turning toward science

Nicole LaBarge ’15 started Hamilton College ready to major in creative writing, took a class and scrapped that idea. That same semester she fell for archaeology, which surprised her a little. The bigger surprise was falling for geosciences – she’d never been keen on science.

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Mary Beth Day '07 on a just-for-fun visit to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, where she did research.
Mary Beth Day '07 on a just-for-fun visit to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, where she did research.

A graduate’s progress: earning a Ph.D.

Mary Beth Day ’07’s Hamilton College education inspired her to pursue a Ph.D. in earth sciences at Cambridge University. She is nearly done with her doctorate and hopes to explore a career in environmental consulting.

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