Social Sciences

Use tools from anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology to help find sustainable solutions to complex problems. Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University helps students apply academic concepts to real-world issues.

Student using archaology equiptment behind Quincy Mine.

What Your Gift Could Accomplish

State of the Art Surveying Station

Students in the Department of Social Science’s 2019 Industrial Archaeology field school have been documenting sites for the Isle Royale National Park and the Keweenaw National Historical park with a new “total station,” thanks to a gift by Eloise and Bill Haller.

Sustainable Archaeology #MHAC15

Positioning Archaeology for the Future

15th Midwest Historial Archaeology Conference

October 3-5, 2019

Call for papers/participants.

At this conference, we will position archaeology as a sustainability science, a systematic examination of the sustainability of interactions among different social and natural systems.