Primary department interests in colonialism, indigeneity, African Diaspora, urbanism, globalization, environmental anthropology, immigration, identity, and critical heritage. Core geographical focus is the Americas, with additional specialties in Africa, the Pacific, Iceland, China, and Southeast Asia. Summer archaeological fieldwork opportunities in New England, the American Southwest, Belize, and Iceland. MA program in Historical Archaeology draws on Department and Fiske Center personnel to focus on historical development of the Americas and the North Atlantic, focusing on the interactions among colonists, indigenous people, African Diasporic peoples, immigrants, and their physical environments, material lives, and identities. Strong placement record of MA graduates in employment and PhD programs.
Grad assistantships with tuition waiver, for 9-month academic year
The Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research; fully equipped wet labs and type collections in historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, conservation, remote sensing and geophysics, Geographic Information Systems, and biological anthropology
Usually 7-8 courses per semester, including introductory and some upper-division offerings. Online Anthropology minor possible.