• Archeology Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona


Archaeology is the study of the ancient human past, a sub-field of anthropology. The field is concerned with human existence since the advent of culture.

Culture began at the point where humans made artifacts. Artifacts would become evidence to reveal the mysteries of often extinct cultures and societies. Current thinking in archaeology applies the lesson of the past to the present and to the future.


We offer the following archaeology courses:

  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the Old World
  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the New World

These courses introduce students to archaeology through fieldwork discoveries and the researchers involved. Students can take one or both classes and no prerequisites are needed. Service learning options are available at the Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park in place of completing a research paper for each class.

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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Division Chair, Liberal Arts

Phone: (602) 286-8728
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF104