The Archaeology department maintains an accredited program for the study and discovery of the physical remains of ancient civilizations, and their documentation of cultural, historical, scientific and religious development. Unlike many university archaeology departments, Miskatonic’s Archeology Department provides students with hands-on field experience as early as their first year of study.  The department’s Archaeology Museum has a vast collection of artifacts from excavations around the world, and while these artifacts allow students to study the cultural history of various locales from the safety of Arkham, regular field excursions are the preferred method of instruction.