A wide range of theoretical approaches using various methodologies derived from evolutionary and ecological theory and empirical methodology are used in the graduate level curriculum. Specific areas of emphasis include anthropogenic effects on the environment, modeling human-environmental interactions and body/mind connections in contemporary health and religious practices.
The Ph.D. program offers concentration only in archaeology. It emphasizes a sound understanding of archaeological science, inter-disciplinary training and the development of practical skills applicable to both pure and applied research. The Ph.D. curriculum prepares students for either applied or academic positions upon graduation.
The program builds a foundation for the application of anthropological theory and method to a variety of real world problems and ensures that all students learn strong basic research skills. We offer state-of-the-art labs, which allow us to combine experimental archaeological analyses with extensive fieldwork worldwide.
Provides the necessary theoretical and technical background for pursuing professional careers or continuing graduate studies at the doctoral level, concentrated in Archaeology.
Provides the necessary theoretical and technical background for pursuing professional careers or continuing graduate studies at the doctoral level, concentrated in Cultural Anthropology.
Students may obtain simultaneous graduate degrees in law and anthropology, saving up to 19 hours of course work by combing this degrees.
Designed to integrate experiences and perspectives of applied research throughout the curriculum, offers theoretical and methodological training.
Facilities & Labs
- Human Ecology Lab
- Laboratory of Lithic Artifacts from the Near East
- Lithic Microwear and Technology
- Paleoanthroplogy and Human Osteology Lab
- Surface Metrology and Tribology Lab
- Zooarchaeology Lab and Paleoecology Lab