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Students in the Archaeology program experience a hands-on approach combining rigorous classroom and laboratory training with field work around the world. Opportunities for field experience have ranged from Western Canada to the circumpolar North, as well as Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The program is offered through the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, which embraces an integrative approach under the guidance of distinguished faculty members. Research areas include cultural heritage management, development of complexity, ethnoarchaeology, human-environment interaction, landscape, paleobotany, bioarchaeology, and social identity.
Core Courses: Theoretical Foundations and Topics in Archaeological Theory and Method or Theory and its Application in Biological Anthropology.
Professional Skills Course: Professional Skills for Anthropologists or its equivalent.
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.
Candidacy: Students will complete a research proposal and both oral and written candidacy exams.
Field Work: Two seasons of field work, or an approved program of laboratory work for one of the field work seasons.
Museum Curator, Cultural Resource Management, Heritage Regulator, academic positions.
A PhD in archaeology is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two core courses and two electives
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 master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.
A specimen of relevant written work.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
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