In Their Own Words: Alumni in Architecture

Charles N. Tseckares '57

I graduated from Dartmouth with a double major: sociology and art history. My purpose in doing this was to prepare myself either for architecture or archeology.  I knew I had an interest in both and I would let the next few years show me which direction I would go.  Art history would be about historical objects and sociology for human interaction.

Two years after graduation I left the Army for graduate school in architecture at University of Pennsylvania.  I decided to become a practitioner rather than an archeologist.  At the time, 1959, archeologists either went on digs in the Middle East and the Mediterranean area or taught. Today archaeology has blossomed and there are all sorts of opportunities in different parts of the world for American archaeologists, including the Americas.