Students doing at lab at CAAM.

Current Courses

The course offerings for the upcoming semester.

Students working on a computer.

All Courses

Open to all Penn students, CAAM courses are divided into three tiers: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Students working in the CAAM lab.

Minor in Archaeological Science

The Minor in Archaeological Science consists of six course units. Of these six, four will be CAAM classes from introductory, intermediate and advanced levels; one must be an advanced class with an archaeological science research component (the capstone class); and one must be a class in the archaeology or culture of a relevant area.

A student using a microscope.

Graduate Certificate in Archaeological Science

The Graduate Certificate in Archaeological Science is aimed at students who want to add a scientific approach and interdisciplinary perspective to their studies. The certificate is open to Penn students admitted and already enrolled in a graduate program (Master or Ph.D.).

Summer Archaeobotany Program

Each summer, both undergraduate and graduate students studying archaeobotany in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) can participate in a summer program that focuses on field training in archaeobotanical methods.

Four students working in the field, performing archaeological flotation to find small bits of material.

Intensive Summer Course Series

The Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials offers a series of intensive courses in the field of archaeological science. They are aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and professionals with a background in archaeology or in a relevant field (BA/BSc required).


Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM)