History is a puzzle made up of a million different pieces -- from buildings to bones, from dishes to armor. It’s up to archaeologists to find these pieces and fit them together into a picture of the past.

As an archaeology major, you'll study more than ancient societies such as the Mayans, Egyptians, and Greeks. You'll also search for answers to questions of the more recent past. You might, for example, explore the remains of a Tabasco hot sauce factory in Louisiana, sift through the South Dakota dirt to learn about life in the Old West, or dive underwater to study a sunken riverboat.