Todd VanPool

Education
6:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU archaeology program reacts to predicted industry job growth

Missouri Department of Transportation archaeologists excavate a site, Oct. 5, 2011, near Route 168 in Marion County.
Missouri Department of Transportation

In an archaeological ceramics class at MU, students are learning how humans in the past made pottery. But about three years ago, anthropology professor Todd VanPool started another class in response to a growing demand for professional archaeologists. Over the summer, students can earn credit for fieldwork at a dig site in New Mexico.

“They can learn how to, uh, use the tools properly, how to fill out the forms and do all the things that we expect from professional archaeologists,” VanPool said.

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