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Our faculty members in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology believe that study and research must be grounded in rigorous training, as well as in extensive field experience. This thesis-based degree provides that hands-on approach, with students benefiting from the university’s world-class field and lab investigations from Western Canada, the circumpolar North, Asia, Africa, Latin America, to the Caribbean. Research areas in this program include cultural heritage management, development of complexity, ethnoarchaeology, human-environment interaction, landscape, paleobotany, bioarchaeology, social identity and more.
Core Courses: Topics in Archaeological Theory and Method or Theory and its Application in Biological Anthropology.
Specialized Courses: Professional Skills for Anthropologists, Theoretical Foundations, Human Osteology or other courses.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Additional Courses: Students may study hunter-gatherer adaptations, origins of agriculture, development of complex societies or other topics.
Field Work: Students will participate in a season of field work or an equivalent activity.
Museum Curator, Cultural Resource Management, Heritage Regulator, academic positions.
A master’s degree in archaeology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Four courses and a season of field work
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
An example of the applicant's written work in the research context.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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