General Description / Special Programs
Primary department interests in colonialism, urbanism, globalization, immigration, and critical anthropology, especially in the Americas, using ethnography, historical archaeology, ethnohistory, and biocultural anthropology; affiliated undergrad and grad interdisciplinary programs in Latin American Studies, American Studies, Latino Studies, History, Women's Studies, Applied Linguistics, and Environmental Biology. Summer archaeological field schools in Northeastern North America and Belize; on-campus archaeology lab work in Fiske Center; internships in Boston area; undergrad and grad student clubs; participation in Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology at MIT. Flexible MA program in Historical Archaeology draws on department faculty and Fiske Center staff to focus on historical development of the Americas and the int
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Degrees Offered Historical Archaeology MA, Anthropology BA major/minor, Archaeology/History BA, Minor in Environmental Anthropology.
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
3 intro and 8 advanced courses, including senior seminar; Joint Archaeology and History major available
MA/MS Field Areas
MA/ MS Requirements 8 courses plus field school and thesis
MA/MS Specializations Historical Archaeology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Grad assistantships with tuition waiver, for 9-month academic year
Program Details
Research Facilities 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
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: Usually 2-3 classes per semester
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Lambda Alpha Honor Society, Anthropology Club
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1