Resources for Archaeology Students
The Academic Center at Lycoming College includes an Archaeology Lab containing an extensive collection of full-color slides, samples of pottery from all major historical periods, a number of large-size maps of the ancient Near East, and many other resources. The John G. Snowden Memorial Library, among other Archaeology related resources (e.g. in Art, History and Religion), also has a wonderful collection of ancient Near Eastern pottery and other archaeological artifacts which are on display with explanatory notes, including bowls, juglets, oil lamps, and Egyptian scarabs. Our slide collection is currently being scanned and catalogued as a web-based study collection to be accessible to students. Lycoming students also have online access to the ATLA Religion Index (the best index of journal articles and other research materials in the area of Religion, including Archaeological material for the ancient Near East):
ATLAReligion through FirstSearch.
Students will have opportunity to gain hands-on work experience by participating in internship programs, either with a local archaeologist (through the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, or as listed above), with a local historical museum (such as the Lycoming County Historical Museum in Williamsport), or with other major historical museums, art museums having more extensive Classical or Ancient Near Eastern collections, or museums of natural history or anthropology.
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission runs a Summer Internship Program, with locations in Harrisburg (the State Museum and Commission Headquarters), Ambridge, Birdsboro, Chadds Ford, Ephrata, Erie, Galeton, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Strasburg, Washington Crossing, Weatherly, Womelsdorf, and many others. Possible subject areas include Collections Management, Curator in Archaeology or Zoology/Botany, Field Curator, Exhibitions, Museum Education, Archives, Conservation, Historic Preservation, Publications, History Division - Library, and Marketing, among others.
Find out more! For more info on possible internships click HERE for some great ideas, and visit the Career Development Center (CDC).
Campus Employment Opportunities
Qualified students will also have opportunity to gain hands-on work experience on campus through the work-study program in various positions sponsored by the Religion Department, the Academic Resource Center, Snowden Library and elsewhere. Click HERE for some great ideas!
Departmental Prizes and Awards
Hard work is definitely rewarded! Click HERE to find out more about special opportunities for our outstanding students, including the recently established Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Religion and Archaeology, and Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages!
Located in beautiful, historic Williamsport on the Susquehanna River in north central Pennsylvania, Lycoming College offers a quality liberal arts education in an idyllic setting close to a wide variety of recreational resources. Its original founding in 1812 makes it one of the 50 oldest educational institutions in America. Its ample 35 acre campus offers the best in residential, recreational and educational facilities, including an up-to-date computer capacity which connects students to all of the resources of the internet and the world wide web as well as to an extensive in-college network. With a dedicated faculty of 115 serving a student body of 1500, Lycoming College values small class sizes that allow more personal attention and interaction for the students, along with opportunities for upper-class seminars, independent study projects under individual faculty guidance, and practical internship experiences of various sorts.