Comparative archaeological approaches to foragers, herders, farmers, and complex societies; archaeology of Latin America, East Asia, Eurasian Steppe, and North America; medical anthropology; ethnicity, nationalism, and the state; conflict studies; legal and political anthropology; prehistoric complex societies; osteoarchaeology; human evolutionary biology; forensics; experimental study of morphology and behavior. Area emphases: Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Melanesia, Eastern Europe, US. Joint Degree Program: PhD in anthropology/MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.
Teaching assistantships and fellowships, A&S fellowships, research assistantships, Heinz and Mellon fellowships in Latin American archaeology, Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships. Social Science Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowships. Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships through Univ Center for International Studies. SSRC fellowships in former Soviet area anthropology. All fellowships include stipend and tuition. Departmental and area studies center funding for predissertation field research.
Instruction in less and least commonly taught languages in Language Acquisition Inst. Archaeology labs. Physical anthropology labs for paleontology, forensics, environmental studies, histology. Computer facilities in all labs and elsewhere in dept. Summer field training in archaeology and ethnology. Cooperative relationships with Carnegie Museum of Natural History in museology. The Center for Comparative Archaeology fosters global comparative analysis, publishes books and monographs, maintains the online Comparative Archaeology Database, has an annual Visiting Scholar, and supports graduate and undergraduate field research.
Ethnology Monographs; Publications of the Center for Comparative Archaeology (Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology and others).