Concentration, Archaeology + Social Context

Ph.D. Concentration, Archaeology + Social Context

Our Ph.D. concentration in Archaeology and Social Context bridges the subfields of social-cultural anthropology and archaeology to address archaeological issues as they apply to contemporary peoples.

If you choose to pursue this track, you are expected to follow a course of study that will provide you with a general background in the discipline of anthropology, and a broad knowledge of the fields of social-cultural anthropology and archaeology, including theoretical issues and field and laboratory methods.

You are expected to develop individualized interest areas that may include, but are not limited to, cultural property, public archaeology, archaeological ethics, heritage management, and repatriation.

Subfield + inside minor

Depending on your specific interests, the major subfield will be either archaeology or social-cultural anthropology, with the other subfield constituting the inside minor.

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