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Anthropology & Archaeology Certificate

Program Overview

This program is perfect for those seeking to better understand the many different aspects of the human experience while exploring the past, present, and even the future.

3 NEW course offerings

Learn forensic anthropological methods.

Learn the most common methods of archaeological study.


Learn the forensic anthropological methods used in concert with medico-legal investigations and scientific research. Introduce yourself to the most common methods of archaeological study including traditional excavation techniques, common forms of artifact analysis, and more modern molecular methods of investigation. 

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Meet Your Instructors

Brigid Ogden

Brigid Ogden, MA, RPA, is a Ph.D. student in zooarchaeology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ogden’s research focuses on identifying the management strategies and environmental effects of the introduction of Eurasian livestock to Virginia during the colonial period using stable isotope analysis. She has also worked on research projects related to the analysis of animal skin artifacts from the colonial Chesapeake, investigating the chemical signatures of alcohol production in the Antebellum American Southeast, and Southeastern zooarchaeology. While at UT she has taught introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in archaeology, archaeological science, and zooarchaeology.

Sarah Schwing

Sarah Schwing is a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a B.S. degree in psychology and B.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Florida and an M.A. from the University of Tennessee. Schwing’s interests include human skeletal morphological variation, virtual anthropology, decomposition and taphonomy, stable isotope analysis, human rights, and clandestine migration.

Elizabeth Tarulis

Elizabeth Tarulis earned a B.A. degree in archaeology from Cornell University in 2015 and an M.A. in historical archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2020. Her thesis looked at trade networks using ceramics from three Plymouth colony archaeological sites. Tarulis is now working on a Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on trade and colonialism in the 17th-century Atlantic.

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