P.O. Box 9, Murray KY 42071

Archaeological Information Systems

within the M.Sc. in Geosciences at


preparing a new group of professionals at the boundary of archaeology and computer science


                     Emphasizing archaeological applications in

  • geospatial data and predictive modeling
  • database design and management
  • electronic publishing and digital archiving
  • Internet resources
  • virtual archaeology

Work with faculty who are recognized in their field, with strengths in

Train in Murray State University’s research facilities:

                      Thesis (31 hours) and non-thesis (33 hours) options available

Geoscience Core Courses (17 credit hours)

Archaeology Electives (8 hours thesis, 14 hours non-thesis option)

GSC 512  Remote Sensing (4)

GSC 521  Geographic Information Systems (4)

GSC 619  Seminar in Research Techniques (3)

GSC 640  Advanced  Remote Sensing (3)

GSC 660  Spatial Analysis Techniques (3)


Additional requirement:

MAT 565 Applied Statistics I (4)


Also required for non-thesis option:

GSC 696  Understanding Scientific Communication (2)

ARC 501 History of Archaeological Thought

ARC 505 Environmental Archaeology

ARC 510 Advanced Archaeological Field Work

ARC 555 Archaeology of the Middle Green River Region

ARC 556 Remote Sensing Applications in Archaeology

ARC 592 Historic Preservation

ARC 598 Museum Studies

ARC 605 Archaeological Information Systems

ARC 609 Archaeological Method and Theory

ARC 610 Landscape Archaeology

ARC 650 Contract Archaeology



Additional information: http://www.murraystate.edu/geosciences

or contact  Dr. Kit W. Wesler, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Geosciences, 104A Wilson Hall, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky 42071 USA

(270)-762-3457, kit.wesler@murraystate.edu

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