General Description / Special Programs
The Archaeology and Archaeological Science Program is administered by the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). The BS and PhD are awarded by DMSE. Both degrees require equal balance between subjects in archaeology and related fields and in materials sci/engineering. Both are the first degrees of their kind in the US.
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Degrees
Degrees Offered PhD, BS
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
BA/BS Requirements
The BS degree is in Archaeology and Materials. The curriculum is balanced between an equal number of subjects in science/engineering and in archaeology and related fields; senior research thesis; fieldwork
PhD Field Areas
Archaeology
Phd
Phd Requirements The PhD is in Archaeological Materials. Requirements include 10 graduate-level subjects, 6 in archaeology and related fields and 4 in materials sci/engineering, written and oral examinations, usually 1 year fieldwork, dissertation, defense
Other Degree Field Areas
Archaeological Materials
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Graduate students are offered financial aid through fellowships, research assistantships, or teaching assistantships.
Program Details
Research Facilities Graduate and some undergraduate education and research are closely linked to the activities of the Boston-area consortium, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE), administered by MIT. CMRAE coordinates major research labs in art conservation, ceramics, lithics, materials characterization, metallurgy, palaeoethnobotany, paleoenvironments, palynology, zooarchaeology, and remote sensing
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Affiliations
See also CENTER FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIALS; CENTER FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Deadline for applications to the graduate program is early in January.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0