Archaeology

Explore the cradle of western civilization through travel, digs, and a menu of courses that combines the resources of several departments — from Anthropology, Art, Economics and Geology to History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

Lycoming offers its students the opportunity to excavate abroad with two college-supported field schools, the Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus and the Tel Gezer (Israel) Excavation and Publication Project.

Excavations offer students academic credit and a chance to visit some of history's most amazing spectacles while on faculty-guided study tours. Students are not restricted to Gezer or Idalion; there are many other field school opportunities across the globe which students may participate in, including the local, faculty-run Muncy Canal Project.

In addition to the almost limitless excavation possibilities at Lycoming College, students will find that Lycoming is one of only a few schools its size to offer ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Latin for those who plan advanced study.

Why Archaeology?

  • Travel
  • Spend part of your summer traveling in the Middle East or Europe. Visit ancient sites, museums and different cultures.

  • Travel
  • Dig
  • Lead an archaeological dig at our site in Idalion, Cyprus. Join a project in Egypt, France or Poland. Opportunities for digs are endless!

  • Dig
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Research cultures through different subjects – everything from art to political science.

  • Interdisciplinary