Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2022

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Liberal Studies


Communication and Digital Studies

Department Chair or Program Director

Dr. Anand Rao

First Advisor

Dr. Adria Goldman

Major or Concentration

Communication and Digital Studies



Archaeology is known for the research, study, excavation, and exploration of the past. Often the present advancements at hand are not thought about when it comes to this field of study. This paper aims to shine a light on how the digital era has progressed the ways in which the archaeological field opened up like never before due to the all of the social mediums in which archaeologists can share their research and findings. Theory is explored both new and old on globalization within the field and how everything arrived to where it is now. Questions are researched through content analysis of those theories as well as ongoing digital content from those within archaeology. Community building amongst people within the field through social media has allowed for creative explanation and education to the masses. This research paper aims to highlight all of the ways in which the digital era has brought about archaeology to the world.

Keywords: archaeology, digital, social, community