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  1. Institution Name:
    University of Arizona
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Department of Anthropology:
    1. Ayres, James E. (M.A., Arizona 1970; Adj. Lect.; SHA Harrington Medalist) historical archaeology, historic preservation, U.S. Southwest, material culture, Overseas Chinese.
    2. Killick, David (Ph.D., Yale 1990; [Assoc.] Prof; joint appt. with Materials Sci. and Eng.) archaeometry, history of technology, archaeometallurgy, Africa.
    3. Majewski, Teresita (Ph.D., Missouri 1987; Assoc. Res. Prof.) historical archaeology, material culture (esp. ceramics), settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West, CRM, ethnohistory, U.S. Midwest, American Southwest.
    4. Mills, Barbara J. (Ph.D., New Mexico 1989; Prof and Head) contact-period and historic Pueblos, ceramic analysis, CRM, ethnoarchaeology.
    5. Olsen, John W. (Ph.D., UCB 1980; Regents’ Prof) Asian-American material culture.
    6. Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet (Ph.D., Georgia 2001; Asst Prof and Asst Curator Zooarchaeology [ASM]) Historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, Contact period, Southeast, Southwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. E. Charles Adams (Ph.D., Colorado 1975; Curator Archaeology ASM) contact-period and historic Pueblos, Greater Southwest.
    2. Jeffrey S. Dean (Ph.D., Arizona, 1967; Haury Distinguished Prof; Lab of Tree Ring Res.) historic-period Native Americans, chronometric methods.
    3. Alan C. Ferg (M.A., Arizona 1980; Curatorial Spec ASM) material culture, historic Native American groups in the Greater Southwest.
    4. Nancy J. Parezo (Ph.D., Arizona 1981; Prof; American Indian Studies; jt. Appt. with ASM) art and material culture of Southwest U.S.
    5. Thomas E. Sheridan (Ph.D., Arizona 1983; Prof; jt. appt. Southwest Center) ethnohistory, Southwest U.S., northwestern Mexico.
  5. General Statement:
    The graduate program offers students interested in historical archaeology a wide range of opportunities for field research in Native American, Spanish colonial, Mexican-American, and western American subjects. Extensive laboratory, ASM library, and documentary resources include: the Arizona State Museum’s library, extensive collections and Documentary Relations of the Southwest section (an extensive microfilm collection of Spanish colonial documents); Laboratory of Traditional Technology; BARA; and on-site computer center. Also available near the university are the library, collections, and staff expertise of the Arizona Historical Society and the Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park Service. Local archaeological societies and private cultural resource management firms participate actively in historical-archaeological research, providing opportunities for student involvement.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, School of Anthropology, Haury Building, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA; phone: 520-626-3989; fax: 520-621-2088; email:


  1. Institution Name:
    Ball State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Groover, Mark D. (Ph.D., Tennessee 1998; Associate Prof.) historical archaeology; eastern U.S., Southeast, Midwest, 1700s-1950s, archaeological theory, quantitative methods, CRM.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Colleen Boyd (Ph.D., University of Washington 2001; Asst. Prof.) ethnohistory, anthropological theory, Native North America, cross-cultural epistemologies, theory of history, identity, and place.
    2. Evelyn J. Bowers (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1983; Assoc. Prof.) biological anthropology, human life cycle, historical demography.
    3. Ronald E. Hicks (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1975; Prof.) archaeology, Indiana, Midwest, pioneer settlement, cognitive archaeology, folklore.
    4. Mark Hill (Ph.D., Washington State University 2009; Asst. Prof.) Midwest prehistory; heritage resource management.
    5. S. Homes Hogue (Ph.D., North Carolina 1988; Prof.) biological anthropology, human osteology, faunal analysis.
  5. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology conducted in the department is guided by a holistic research design that explores the major cultural-historical trends that have shaped material life since the 17700s in the Midwest and Southeast. Potential topics that can be pursued through graduate student research consist of historic-period Native Americans, the settler period, the development of commercial agriculture, and the growth of urban communities, industry, and the surrounding transportation infrastructure. The department awards the M.A. degree in anthropology.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Mark Groover, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0435 USA; phone: 765-285-3567; email:; M. Groover’s historical archaeology web page at Ball State University:; Department of Anthropology web page: .


  1. Institution Name:
    Boston University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Beaudry, Mary C. (Ph.D., Brown 1980; Prof. Archaeology and Anthropology) historical and industrial archaeology of the Americas and British Isles, comparative colonialism, material culture studies, anthropology of food and foodways, archaeological theory, documentary analysis, historical anthropology.
    2. Cohen, David J. (PhD, Harvard University, 2001; Adjunct Asst. Prof.) Chinese archaeology; complex society, state formation and ethnicity in China; early Japan; methods and theory; digital data management in archaeology
    3. Elia, Ricardo J. (Ph.D., Boston 1982; Assoc Prof.) Archaeological heritage management, ethics in archaeology.
    4. Goodwin, Lorinda B. R. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1993; Res. Fellow) New England historical archaeology, medieval and post-medieval archaeology of Northern Europe, gender in archaeology, museum studies.
    5. Hicks, Dan (Ph.D., Bristol, 2002, Res. Fellow) Historical archaeology of the British Atlantic world.
    6. Hodge, Christina J. (Ph.D., Boston 2007; Res. Fellow) historical archaeology of Atlantic world, museums, culture contact, post-colonial theory.
    7. King, Christopher N. (Ph.D., University of Reading, 2006; Visiting Scholar 2009-10) archaeology of late medieval and post-medieval Britain, the archaeology of standing buildings, the archaeology of households, and the development of urban landscapes.
    8. Metheny, Karen Bescherer (Ph.D., Boston 2002; Res. Fellow) historical and industrial archaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeology of company towns, oral history in archaeology, food and foodways.
    9. Murowchick, Robert E. (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989; Asst. Prof., Director, ICEAACH) Chinese archaeology, bronze metallurgy, history of archaeology.
    10. Seaholes, Nancy S. (Ph.D., Boston 1994, Res. Fellow) New England historical archaeology, maps in historical archaeology, archaeology of Boston landmaking.
    11. White, Carolyn (Ph.D., Boston 2002, Res. Fellow) Global historical archaeology, gender studies, material culture studies, museum studies.
  4. General Statement:
    The department stresses global comparative archaeology, with its greatest strength lying in the area of complex societies. Historical archaeology is presented in a broadly comparative format. Research in soils, ethnobotany, petrology, and computer facilities, including a newly updated GIS lab, are available. The Stone Science Library houses the library of the Archaeological Institute of America and extensive holdings in anthropology, archaeology, and remote sensing. Relevant courses include Archaeology of Colonial America; Archaeology of Post-Colonial America; Industrial Archaeology; Oral History and Written Records in Archaeology; Approaches to Artifact Analysis in Historical Archaeology; Archaeology of the Age of Exploration; Archaeology of Colonial Boston; Archaeology and Colonialism; Archaeological Administration, Ethics, and the Law; Spatial Analysis; Remote Sensing in Archaeology; Paleoethnobotany; Geoarchaeology; and Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. There are also M.A. programs in Archaeological Heritage Management and Geoarchaeology. Related departments and programs include: American and New England Studies, Preservation Studies, Art History, the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH); the Center for Remote Sensing, and the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology (CMRAE) based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ongoing projects in historical archaeology include work at the William Carr Plantation, Little Bay, Montserrat (Beaudry), the Mary B. Wakefield Estate in Milton, MA (Beaudry in collaboration with Prof. C. Dempsey of Preservation Studies) and graduate student projects at sites in the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England, China, Japan, Singapore, Belize, Guatemala, and Virginia. Topics include colonialism, SE Asian maritime trade, contact/historic-period Maya, religion in everyday life, working-class material culture, ceramic and small finds analysis, urban and landscape archaeology, African diaspora, ethnicity, immigration, and gender studies. Degrees offered are B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Mary C. Beaudry, Director of Graduate Studies, or Christopher Roosevelt, Director of Graduate Admissions, Department of Archaeology, Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 USA; phone: 617-353-3415; fax: 617-353-6800; email: or; on-line forms and applications available at; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Bristol
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Aston, Mick (B.A., Birmingham, FSA, MIFA; Retired Prof. of Landscape Archaeology) Landscape archaeology, historical archaeology (post-Roman, especially towns and monastic archaeology and the archaeology of Bristol and the West of England); currently works with Channel Four TV program TimeTeam.
    2. Horton, Mark (Ph.D., Cantab, FSA; Professor of Archaeology and Deputy Head of Research, School of Arts) Historical archaeology, landscape archaeology; fieldwork techniques; medieval, post-medieval, and industrial landscapes; tropical and desert environments; worldwide historical-archaeological experience since 1979 (Panama, Honduras, Cayman Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Egypt, Kenya, Zanzibar, Sri Lanka, Ireland, and the United Kingdom); Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Archaeology and the Media and currently presents BBC2 series Coast, and is the advisor on BBC1 archaeology drama series, Bonekickers
    3. Monk, Kimberley (MA North Carolina, Programme Coordinator, MA Maritime Archaeology and History). Underwater archaeology, naval ships 1700-1800; fieldwork in British Virgin Islands and Isles of Scily
    4. Mowl, Timothy (MA D Phil, FSA Oxford, Professor of Architectural History and Designed Landscapes, Programme Director, MA in Garden History). English garden history and architectural history; has completed seventh book on the historic gardens of England.
    5. Morriss, Roger (D.Phil., Oxford; Tutor in Maritime Archaeology) Maritime history.
    6. Piccini, Angela (Ph.D., Sheffield; Research Fellow) Historical archaeology, contemporary archaeology, media archaeology, practice as research in performance media, consumption of heritage.
    7. Schofield, John (Ph.D. Southampton; Visiting Fellow in Historical Archaeology) Historical Archaeology, contemporary archaeology, landscape, heritage management and characterization, conflict archaeology, contemporary art as representations and interpretations of the world around us, and material culture and memory.
    8. Saunders, Nicholas (MA PhD, Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology, Programme coordinator, MA Historical Archaeology). Material Culture and archaeology. Fieldwork in Peru, France and Jordan (Great Arab Revolt project). Twentieth century conflict archaeology, First World War.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Fiona Bowie (Ph.D. Cantab, PGCE Wales) social anthropology of religion, African anthropology.
    2. Kate Robson Brown (Ph.D., Cantab; Scientific Archaeology) osteoarchaeology scientific archaeology, human evolution, study of human remains from the recent and historical past (18th and 19th centuries)
    3. Aidan Dodson (Ph.D., Cantab; Teaching Fellow) Egyptian archaeology.
    4. Paula Gardiner (Ph.D., Bristol) landscape and prehistoric archaeology, European Mesolithic.
    5. Mhairi Gibson (BA Ph.D. Cantab) Biological anthropology and human adaptation fieldwork in Ethiopia.
    6. Richard Harrison (Ph.D. Harvard, Professor of European prehistory) Bronze Age in Spain and northern Europe.
    7. Volker Heyd (D.Phil., Saarland) European prehistory and protohistory.
    8. Tamar Hodos (D.Phil., Oxon) Classical and Mediterranean archaeology.
    9. Nicoletta Momigliano (Ph.D., London) Aegean archaeology.
    10. Alastair Pike (DPhil Oxford) scientific archaeology, isotopes, dating methods
    11. Joshua Pollard (M.A., Ph.D Cardiff) prehistory and landscape archaeology; material culture, 18th century ceramics.
    12. Stuart Prior (MA, PhD Bristol) Landscape Archaeology, landscape of conflict
    13. David Shankland (Ph.D. Cantab) anthropology and heritage in Turkey and the Middle East.
    14. Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (Lecturer, Ph.D. LSE & UCL). Environmental Anthropology, tourism, Panama (fieldwork with the Embara)
    15. Zilhao, Joao (PhD, Professor of Paleolithic Archaeology), human origins in Europe.
  5. General Statement:
    The department stresses world historical archaeology perspectives drawn from material culture studies, contemporary theory, and landscape archaeology. We offer five relevant M.A. programs: Historical Archaeology of the Modern World (A.D. 1500-2000); Maritime Archaeology and History; Landscape Archaeology; Garden History; and Archaeology for Screen Media. We stress the diversity of traditions of historical archaeology around the world and combine theoretical perspectives with practical training in landscape survey, standing buildings recording, and artifact analysis. We exploit our location at Bristol as an Atlantic port of international significance, with its extensive maritime, architectural, and archaeological resources. Field schools and other fieldwork take place around the world. Recent projects have been undertaken in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Africa, Asia, and Europe as well as across the U.K. (see The department encourages applicants for doctoral research (Ph.D.) within fields that we are currently working in (see
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Mark Horton, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, 43 Woodland Rd., Bristol BS8 1UU, UK; phone: +44-117-954-6069; fax: +44-117-954-6001; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Brown University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Robert Preucel (Ph.D. UCLA; Prof. and Director, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology). Indigenous archaeology, indigeneity, Pueblo Revolt, materiality, museums, Native North America, Southwest.
    2. Patricia E. Rubertone (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton; Prof.) historical archaeology, indigeneity, colonialism, landscape and memory, materiality, urban homelands, Native North America, New England.
    3. William S. Simmons (Ph.D., Harvard; Prof.) social anthropology, ethnohistory, folklore, myth, and religion, Native North America, New England.
    4. Peter Van Dommelen (Ph.D, University of Leiden; Prof.) archaeology, colonialism, postcolonial theory, material culture, Mediterranean.
  4. Other Related Faculty:
    1. Stephen Houston (Ph.D., Yale; Prof.) archaeology, ancient writing systems and imagery, royal courts, iconography, Maya.
    2. Andrew Scherer (Ph.D., Texas A&M; Asst. Prof.) archaeology, bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, warfare, political organization, Maya.
    3. Elizabeth Hoover (Ph.D., Brown; Asst. Prof. American Studies & Ethnic Studies) sociocultural anthropology, Native American studies, community engagement, museums.
    4. Susan Alcock (Ph.D., Cambridge; Prof. Archaeology & Classics) landscape, imperialism, sacred space, memory, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Anatolia.
    5. John Cherry (Ph.D., Southampton; Prof. Archaeology & Classics) complex societies, archaeology of islands, regional survey, landscape studies, Aegean.
  5. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology has a long tradition of excellence at Brown. The program’s strengths are its approaches to colonialism, indigenous experiences, multiethnic and diasporic communities, representation, and landscape and memory; and its attention to historical and multi-evidentiary research in anthropology. The historical archaeology faculty conducts community-based research in contexts ranging from cities to museums with an emphasis on North America, and engages in field projects in other parts of the world as well. Current graduate students are carrying out research on Native American whaling communities, Dutch colonization, Japanese American internment camps and Indian reservations, and religious movements, complementing the rich corpus of work by past Ph.D.s’ on spatial practices, community building, and dispossession in southern New England, the Canadian Maritimes, the American West, and the Alaskan Archipelago.
  6. Degree and Other Program Offerings:
    Historical archaeology graduate students benefit from the exchange of ideas and support of colleagues across the subdisciplines on a wide range of theoretical, methodological, temporal, and geographical interests. Facilities include the Anthropology Department’s archaeology lab, computer labs, and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Graduate students may also take advantage of other resources on campus such as the Geographical Information Systems Earthlab in Geological Sciences, the John Carter Brown Library, a world-renowned collection of original books, manuscripts, and secondary materials on European global exploration and colonization, the John Hay Library, and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s workshops and teaching certificate programs to help prepare them for the academic job market. The faculty’s ties to the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World, a campus hub for interdisciplinary archaeology, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, provide additional opportunities for scholarly enrichment and networking through conferences, sponsored lectures, brown-bag talks, and social events. Students enroll in an A.M./Ph.D. program; Master’s degrees in Anthropology are offered en route to the doctorate.
  7. Contact Person for Additional Information:
    For general information about the graduate program, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Jessaca Leinaweaver, Department of Anthropology, Brown University, Box 1921, Providence, RI 02912, USA (Jessaca_Leinaweaver or consult the Anthropology Department’s Web page


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Calgary
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Callaghan, Richard (Ph.D., Calgary 1990; Asst. Prof.) maritime archaeology, Caribbean.
    2. Dawson, Peter (Ph.D., Calgary 1999; Asst. Prof.) ethnoarchaeology, Arctic.
    3. Katzenberg, M. Anne (Ph.D., Toronto 1983; Prof.) paleopathology, paleonutrition, North America, Caribbean.
    4. Kooyman, Brian (Ph.D., Otago 1986; Assoc. Prof.) faunal analysis, Plains.
    5. McCafferty, Geoffrey (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton 1993; Assoc Prof.) household archaeology, social identity (gender, ethnicity), ceramic analysis, New England, Latin America.
    6. Oetelaar, Gerald (Ph.D., S Illinois; Assoc. Prof.) landscape archaeology, Plains.
    7. Walde, Dale (Ph.D., Calgary 1995; Asst. Prof. and Field School Director) faunal analysis, public archaeology.
    8. Scott Raymond (Ph.D.)
  4. General Statement:
    Historical archaeological research is currently being undertaken by faculty and graduate students in the Canadian Plains, the Caribbean, the Arctic, Africa, and Mesoamerica. Emphasis is on the contact period, though due to the geographical range of ongoing research, the beginning of the contact period depends on where one is situated geographically. Ongoing projects include early settlement in Calgary; Fort Edmonton; the Bar U Ranch analysis; a British cemetery in Antigua; burials associated with Colonial churches in Puebla, Mexico; and a contact-era site in Nicaragua. The university features excellent laboratory facilities and comparative collections for faunal analysis and ethnobotanical remains. The department is affiliated with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and a museum program has recently been created. M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are granted by the department.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Geoffrey McCafferty, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada; phone: 403-220-6364; email:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of California, Berkeley
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Agarwal, Sabrina (PhD, Toronto; Assist. Prof) Bioarchaeology and gender, Roman and Historic Britain, Canada. Interests include understanding the biocultural sources of maternal bone loss.
    2. Habu, Junko (Ph.D., McGill; Assoc. Prof.) hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement, prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers in Japan, East Asian archaeology, ceramic analysis, historical archaeology in Japan.
    3. Joyce, Rosemary (PhD, Illinois; Prof.) Prehispanic and Colonial Latin America, Gender and Sexuality, Performance theory, Honduras.
    4. Kirch, Patrick (Professor of Anthropology), environmental archaeology, contact archaeology in Polynesia.
    5. Lightfoot, Kent G. (Ph.D., Arizona St; Prof.) Native American-Russian contact and Colonial-period archaeology, culture change, multiethnic communities, coastal hunter-gatherers, California, southwestern and northeastern archaeology and ethnography, theoretical issues of coastal hunter-gatherers.
    6. Wilkie, Laurie A. (Ph.D., UCLA; Prof., Director Archaeological Research Facility) historical archaeology, emphases on understanding constructions of social difference and inequality–particularly as related to race, sex, and gender; sociopolitics of archaeology. Specialties include African Diaspora (with emphasis on deep south and Caribbean), and American-period California. Chronological focus on late 18th to mid 20th centuries.
  4. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology has a long tradition of excellence at the university. The strengths of the program include: the archaeology of culture contact and change in colonial and postcolonial settings; social identity; and the formation of multiethnic and Diasporic communities; household archaeology; and gender and family archaeology. The archaeology faculty at Berkeley is very active in field research, with projects in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Polynesia, and Japan. Recent graduates and currently enrolled students have also conducted research at historic-period sites in California, Virginia, Hawaii, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, the Caribbean, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, and Australia. The archaeology graduate students are a close-knit community numbering around 50 and consisting of students working in a broad range of theoretical, geographical, methodological and chronological arenas. Student and faculty offices are located in the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF), an independent research unit closely affiliated with the department. ARF also has a large open atrium that serves as a popular lounge area for students and faculty. During the academic year, ARF sponsors a weekly “bag lunch” archaeological lecture series and several nighttime lectures per semester with distinguished guest lecturers. The department offers the Ph.D.; the M.A. is awarded upon completion of first-year course work and written and oral exams. Normative completion time for the program is six years. Students are assigned two faculty advisors. Students have a range of funding opportunities including graduate student instructorships, graduate student researchships (through the Anthropology Department and the Hearst Museum), readerships, university fellowships and block grants, and tuition waivers. Departmental resources available to students include laboratories for Historical Archaeology, California Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Polynesia, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Comparative faunal (domestic and wild) collections from Honduras, California, and the Caribbean are housed throughout the laboratories. Additional laboratory facilities and equipment are available to students through ARF. Students can apply for research support from ARF. ARF also contains a wet-lab that is available to graduate students for processing materials, analyzing soil samples, and preparing thin sections. The department houses the George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library (the second largest in the country) and is currently building a new state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory. The Hearst Museum contains national and international historic, prehistoric, and ethnographic collections. The university also houses the Bancroft Library, which is world-renowned for its archival collections, particularly related to the American West. Please note that there are no faculty with expertise in underwater archaeology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Laurie Wilkie, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; phone: 510-643-0677; fax: 510-643-8557; email: lawilkie@berkeley.eduFor applications and general information contact: Ned Garrett, Graduate Advisor, Department of Anthropology, 232 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; phone: 510-642-3406; email:; page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of California, Santa Cruz
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Gifford-Gonzalez, Diane (Ph.D., UC Berkeley; Prof.): Zooarchaeology, African archaeology, pastoralism, colonial New Mexico, Holocene coastal Californian, interpretive theory, visual anthropology.
    2. Habicht-Mauche, Judith (Ph.D., Harvard, Prof.): North American prehistory and ethnohistory, ceramic analysis, tribal societies, culture contact and trade, material culture and technology, ethnicity and culture.
    3. Monroe, J. Cameron (Ph.D., UCLA, Asst. Prof.): Historical archaeology, complex societies, political economy, landscape, Africa and the African-Diaspora.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Hildebrandt, William (Ph.D., UC Davis, Adj. Prof.): California and Great Basin archaeology, human behavioral ecology, cultural resource management
  5. General Statement:
    The doctoral program in anthropological archaeology is highly selective, focusing on the archaeology of late precolonial societies in East and West Africa and North America, especially the Southwest and California. The program features a major emerging concentration on the archaeology of colonial encounters among peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas, supported by recent and scheduled faculty hires. The program’s focus on the archaeology of colonialism is augmented by departmental strengths in the cultural anthropology of colonial encounters and is further enriched by interdisciplinary relationships with faculty in History, Latino and Latin American Studies, and History of Art and Visual Culture. We anticipate another faculty appointment in historic archaeology within the next three years, and plan yet another in the coming six years. UC Santa Cruz’s archaeology graduate program is distinctive in insisting that theories of power, production and exchange, human ecology, gender, ethnicity, and technological practice be explored through rigorous laboratory and field research methods. Doctoral students choose methodological concentrations in any of the following: ceramic materials analysis, landscape and architectural analysis, zooarchaeology, and chemical and isotopic characterization studies, singly or in combination. They work closely with faculty as apprentices in state-of-the-art research laboratories learning and applying advanced materials and spatial analysis techniques to address significant social, historical and ecological problems. The normal course of progress in the doctoral program in anthropology involves up to three years of increasingly specialized study before the PhD. Qualifying Examination, a field or lab based research project of variable length, and a year of dissertation writing. Students entering with Masters degrees may progress through the program more swiftly, depending upon the fit of prior work with the requirements of the doctoral program. First-year students take a foundational course in the history of archaeological theory, another elective theory course, and pass a portfolio review of their year’s work. They also participate in the departmental colloquia and proseminars, work closely with their faculty advisor to define methodological and regional foci of their curriculum, and to begin to develop their dissertation prospectus.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    J. Cameron Monroe, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA; phone: (831) 459-9920; fax: (831) 459-5900; email: For applications and general information contact: Fred Deakin, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, Social Sciences 1, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA; phone: (831) 459-3588; fax: (831) 459-5900; email: Please visit our website at for further information.


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Chicago
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Dawdy, Shannon Lee (Ph.D., Michigan 2003, Asst Prof) Colonialism and post-coloniality, race/ethnicity/gender, informal economies, textual methods, U.S., Caribbean.
    2. Dietler, Michael (Ph.D., Berkeley 1990, Assoc Prof) Colonialism, political economy, ethnoarchaeology, ritual, consumption, identity politics, Celtism, Iron Age Europe, Africa.
    3. Kolata, Alan L. (Ph.D., Harvard 1978; Prof) Ethnohistory, preindustrial urbanism, agriculture, human environment interactions, Andes, Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia.
    4. Lycett, Mark T. (Ph.D., New Mexico 1995, Senior Lecturer), Colonialism, landscape and place, architecture, demography, SW U.S., Western N. America, South Asia.
    5. Morrison, Kathleen D. (Ph.D., Berkeley 1992, Prof), Agriculture, colonialism & imperialism, power & violence, landscape, archeobotany, South Asia, Western N. America.
    6. Richard, François G. (Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2007, Asst Prof) Landscape, political economy and Marxist theory, colonialism, memory, survey methodology, politics of archaeology and activist anthropology, West Africa.
    7. Smith, Adam T. (Ph.D., Arizona 1996, Assoc Prof) Bronze Age/Iron Age, complex societies, politics, space/landscape, aesthetics; Transcaucasia, SW Asia, Eurasia.
  4. General Statement:
    The department awards the Ph.D. in anthropology (students receive an M.A. en route to candidacy). The archaeology program focuses on complex societies and is characterized by an active dialogue with sociocultural anthropology and contemporary theory. Archaeology students benefit from the diverse interests of the archaeology faculty, as well as the department’s strong tradition in historical anthropology. Opportunities exist to participate in research projects around the world. A broad range of courses are offered in archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, history, physical anthropology, Classical or Near Eastern studies, statistics, computer science and geophysical sciences. Laboratory facilities for archaeobotanical and ceramic analysis are available in the department, as is a well-equipped computer lab; collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory provides access to a wide array of instrumentation for archaeometric analyses.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Shannon Dawdy, Department of Anthropology, 1126 E. 59th Street, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637; Phone: 773-834-0829; Email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Columbia University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. D’Altroy, Terence N. (Ph.D., UCLA 1981; Prof.) complex politics and economics, Andean South America.
    2. Boyd, B. (Ph.D., Cambridge 1996; Adjunct Prof.) Cultural politics of archaeology in Israel and Palestine, queer theory, social production of technology.
    3. Crossland, Zoe (Ph.D., Michigan 2001; Assistant Prof.) semiotics, cultural landscapes, missionization, materiality, the body, Madagascar and Britain.
    4. Fowles, Severin (Ph.D., Michigan 2004; Assistant Prof.) religion, materiality, cultural landscapes, posthumanism, cognitive archaeology, American Southwest.
    5. Rothschild, Nan A. (Ph.D., NYU 1975; Prof.) urban archaeology, Colonial and contact periods in North America, especially northeastern and southwestern U.S.
  4. General Statement:
    The Columbia graduate archaeology program is well suited to the study of historical archaeology. Although it is does not have a specific focus on the subdiscipline, most archaeologists on the faculty work with documentary sources and complex societies. There is also the opportunity to take courses (through the New York Archaeological Consortium) in other anthropology departments in New York City, and students may take classes within three excellent history departments at Columbia/Barnard, NYU, and CUNY. Archaeology is considered an interdisciplinary subject, drawing on art history, classics, the physical and biological sciences as well as anthropology and other specialized institutes, all brought together by the Columbia Center for Archaeology. Library resources are particularly outstanding, including the New York Historical Society and the research branch of the New York Public Library. The William Duncan Strong Museum at Columbia contains the archaeological collections from the Stadt Huys and Hanover Square Block sites in NYC. Graduate students have the opportunity to conduct research or do internships at the National Museum of the American Indian, the New York Historical Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and many others. Both M.A. and Ph.D.s are awarded. Ph.D. study is fully funded. A department fund is available to support archaeology students who wish to undertake independent fieldwork or to collaborate with faculty on historic sites and materials.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Zoe Crossland, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 USA; phone: 212-854-4315; fax: 212-854-7347; Email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Cornell University
  2. Department Title:
    Archaeology Program; Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Baugher, Sherene (Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook 1978; Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture) historical archaeology, urban and farmstead archaeology, class, status, and ethnicity, cultural landscapes, North America [NOTE: director of archaeology program removed from this entry]
    2. Gleach, Frederic W. (Ph.D., Chicago 1992; Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, and Curator of the Anthropology Collections) historical anthropology, history of anthropology, material and visual culture, museum studies, tourism, Native North America, Puerto Rico, Cuba
    3. Henderson, John S. (Ph.D., Yale 1974; Professor, Anthropology) archaeology of complex societies, ethnohistory, writing systems, settlement patterns, ceramic analysis, Mesoamerica
    4. Jordan, Kurt A. (Ph.D., Columbia 2002; Assistant Professor, Anthropology and American Indian Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Archaeology Program) historical archaeology of indigenous peoples, political economy, colonialism and cultural entanglement, North America, especially Haudenosaunee/Iroquois
  4. Other Related Faculty:
    1. Magnus Fiskesjö (Ph.D., Chicago 2000; Assistant Professor, Anthropology) museum studies, global cultural heritage issues, Asian anthropology and archaeology, borders and ethnic relations
    2. Gleason, Kathryn L. (D.Phil.,Oxford 1991; Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture) landscape and garden archaeology, design and conservation of archaeological sites, landscape architectural history, Roman Mediterranean
    3. Goman, Michelle (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley 1996; Senior Research Associate, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Quaternary Paleoecology Laboratory) paleoecology and paleoclimatology, pollen and plant macrofossil analysis, Mesoamerica, North America, Kenya
    4. Manning, Sturt W. (Ph.D., Cambridge 1995; Professor, Classics, and Director and Director of the Archaeology Program and the Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology) classical archaeology, dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating, climate change, development of complex societies, Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean
    5. Monroe, Christopher M. (Ph.D., Michigan, 2000; Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies, and Curator of the Jonathan and Jeanette Rosen Tablet Collection) trade and intercultural relations, nautical archaeology, Mediterranean, Near East
    6. Rossen, Jack (Ph.D., Kentucky 1991; Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Ithaca College) archaeobotany, lithic technology, North America, especially Haudenosaunee/Iroquois
    7. Russell, Nerissa (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley 1993; Associate Professor, Anthropology) zooarchaeology and bone tools, inequality, human-animal relationships, social and symbolic roles of animals and meat, European and Near Eastern Neolithic
    8. Tomlan, Michael A. (Ph.D., Cornell 1983; Professor, City and Regional Planning, and Director of the Historic Preservation Program) historic preservation planning, historic site management, materials conservation.
    9. Volman, Thomas P. (Ph.D., Chicago 1981; Associate Professor, Anthropology, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Archaeology Program) hunter-gatherers, environmental archaeology, paleoanthropology, Old World, especially southern Africa
  5. General Statement:
    The Archaeology Program offers a Master’s Degree; the Field of Anthropology offers a Ph.D. in anthropological archaeology for students who want to apply directly to a Ph.D. program. Cornell faculty members are engaged in ongoing field and laboratory projects in historical archaeology, examining 19th-20th century Euroamerican village sites and 17th-18th century Haudenosaunee/Iroquois sites in central New York. A major focus of the Cornell Archaeology M.A. program is public archaeology, broadly conceived. The program is designed for those who wish to pursue archaeological careers in museums, historic preservation, archaeological resource management, and other fields; it requires one year in full-time residence and a thesis. The Anthropology Ph.D. program is designed for those who wish to have a thorough grounding in the discipline of Anthropology, drawing on the substantial expertise in sociocultural anthropology, history, historic preservation, and American Indian Studies available at Cornell; additional information is available at the Anthropology Department website. Resources available at Cornell include a zooarchaeological laboratory; dendrochronological laboratory; building materials conservation laboratory; digital imaging, mapping, remote sensing, and GIS facilities and data repositories; comparative zoological and botanical collections at the Museum of Vertebrates and Bailey Hortorium Herbarium; and an award-winning university library. An exchange program also allows students to take classes at Ithaca College. Financial support is available for Ph.D. students in Anthropology and some first- and second-year Archaeology M.A. students on a competitive basis. The Hirsch Fund provides support for student travel for archaeological fieldwork and research.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Sherene Baugher, Archaeology Program, 440 Kennedy Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 USA; phone 607 255-9552; email:; or Kurt Jordan, Department of Anthropology, 210 McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 USA; phone 607 255-3109; email:; Web page: Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Denver (DU)
  2. Department Title:
    Archaeology Program; Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Clark, Bonnie (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 2003; Assoc. Prof., Curator of Archaeology, DU Museum of Anthropology) historical archaeology, gender, ethnicity and material culture, cultural landscapes, western North America.
    2. Conyers, Larry (Ph.D., Colorado, 1995; Assoc. Prof.) geophysical methods as applied to prehistoric and historic sites, Latin America, Plains, U.S. Southwest.
    3. Cruz, M. Dores (Ph.D., Binghamton University, SUNY, 2003; Assist. Prof.) historical haeology, ethnoarchaeology, colonialism, landscape, material culture, ceramics, Africa, Ghana and Mozambique.
    4. Saitta, Dean (Ph.D., Massachusetts, 1987; Prof.) prehistoric and historical archaeology, political economy, material culture, urban studies, labor history, North America, U.S. Southwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Richard Clemmer-Smith (Ph.D., Illinois, 1972; Prof., Curator of Ethnology, DU Museum of Anthropology) ethnohistory, ethnology of the Southwest and Great Basin, cultural ecology, culture change.
    2. Christina Kreps (Ph.D., Oregon, 1994; Assoc. Prof., Dir. of Museum Studies, Dir. DU Museum of Anthropology) anthropology of museums, art and cultural expression, politics of culture, development, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo.
    3. Sarah Nelson (Ph.D., Michigan, 1973; Res. Prof.) archaeology of gender, statistical methods, East Asia.
  5. General Statement:
    At DU, students interested in an M.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Historical Archaeology will engage in scholarship that is both theoretical and applied. The traditional strength of the department is a concern with the interaction of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and other variables in human affairs. Drawing on the resources of our Museum of Anthropology, we are concerned with how the material world expresses and sustains human relationships and ways of thinking. Faculty in the department have been involved in a wide range of historical archaeological research including the archaeology of Japanese American internment during WWII, Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa), the Colorado Coalfield War project, the archaeology of the Mexican borderlands, urban archaeology, the search for historic sites using geophysical methods, and a wealth of CRM projects. Many resources are available to graduate students at DU. The archaeology lab includes comparative collections of historic artifacts, as well as an historic artifact reference library, and desk space for students. The department currently holds the collections from the Amache internment camp and the Colorado Coalfield War project, including items excavated from the Ludlow Tent Colony. The DU Museum of Anthropology, which is very much a teaching museum, also curates many historic artifacts in its collections. All of these collections are available for student research. Additionally, students have the opportunity to be trained on and operate state-of-the-art geophysical prospecting equipment. Students interested in public archaeology are encouraged to work with the museum and take advantage of our public gallery. Faculty in allied departments, including history and geography, are other resources for our students.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Dr. Bonnie Clark, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., 146 Sturm Hall, Denver, CO 80208 USA; phone: 303-871-2875; fax: 303-871-2437; Department information and application materials are available at the department’s web page: More information on DU historical archaeology projects is available on-line; For the DU Amache Project, go to, for the Colorado Coalfield War Project, go to


  1. Institution Name:
    University College Dublin
  2. Department Title:
    School of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical Archaeology:
    1. O’Keeffe, Tadhg (Ph.D., National University of Ireland [NUI], 1991; Assoc. Prof.) Medieval Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Colonialism and Postcolonialism, Theory in Historical Archaeology, cross-Atlantic connections, with special reference to pre-1850 Irish settlement. Irish coordinator of IDARP (Irish Diaspora Archaeology Research Projects).
    2. O’Sullivan, Aidan (PhD., NUI, 2004; Senior Lect.) Early medieval Ireland: people and their landscapes, AD 400-1200; Wetlands and Maritime Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. Coordinator of EMAP (Early Medieval Landscapes Project).
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Joanna Brück (Ph.D., Cambridge, 1999; Senior Lect.).
    2. Gabriel Cooney (Ph.D., NUI, 1987; Prof.).
    3. Steve Davis (PhD., Liverpool John Moores, 2003).
    4. Helen Lewis (Ph.D., Cambridge, 1999, Lect.)
    5. John O’Neill (PhD., QUB, 2005; Lect.)
    6. Muiris O’Sullivan (Ph.D., NUI, 1988; Senior Lect.).
    7. Alan Peatfield (Ph.D. London, Lect.).
    8. Graeme Warren (Ph.D., Edinburgh, 2001, Lect.).
  5. General Statement:
    The School of Archaeology at the University College Dublin, one of the longest-established departments or schools of archaeology in Europe, offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees to students with research interests in medieval/historical/maritime archaeology. The M.A. is available full-time (one-year) or part-time (two-year) and is a taught programme; there are designated Historical and Contemporary Archaeology modules. The Ph.D. program has a three-year duration and is by research only. Graduate students in Historical or Contemporary Archaeology are also encouraged to participate in one or two School-led projects under the direction of Prof. O’Keeffe, and are included as authors in the publications. Prospective students are invited to make contact with the School to discuss course contents and program details, entry requirements, and possible research areas. Graduate students interested in theoretically-informed Historical Archaeology and/or diaspora archaeology are especially encouraged to contact us.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe, School of Archaeology, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; phone: +00-353-1-7168280; fax: +00-353-1-7161184; Emails: and; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Durham University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Caple, Chris (Ph.D., Bradford, Senior Lecturer), Ancient materials and object analysis, conservation, Welsh medieval castles.
    2. Church, Mike (PhD, Edinburgh, Lecturer), environmental archaeology, North Atlantic Viking archaeology (Greenland, Iceland, Scotland).
    3. Gerrard, Chris M. (PhD, Bristol; Reader) later medieval archaeology, Spanish medieval archaeology, fieldwork techniques, ceramics, Templars and Hospitallers, CRM, history and theory of medieval archaeology.
    4. Graves, Pam C. (PhD, Glasgow; Senior Lecturer) medieval and post-medieval urbanism, glass, church archaeology, North Sea rim in post-medieval period, archaeological theory.
    5. Semple, Sarah (DPhil, Oxford, Lecturer), Death and burial in early medieval Britain, Cult sites in pre-Christian and Conversion period Europe, Anglo-Saxon archaeology, Landscape archaeology, interdisciplinary approaches to early medieval research.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Bailiff, Ian (MSc, Oxford, Professor) Dating techniques, Luminescence Chapman, John (PhD, London, Reader) Prehistory of Central and Eastern Europe, archaeological theory.
    2. Coningham, Robin (PhD, Cambridge, Professor) Archaeology of Buddhism, archaeology of Southern Asia.
    3. Cramp, Rosemary (PhD, Prof. Emeritus) Anglo-Saxon archaeology and sculpture.
    4. Diaz Andreu, Margarita (PhD, Madrid, Senior Lecturer) Iberian and Mediterranean prehistory, history of archaeology, archaeological theory.
    5. Gowland, Becky (PhD, Durham, Lecturer) Palaeopathology, Roman and Anglo-Saxon burial.
    6. Hingley, Richard (PhD, Southampton, Reader) Roman Archaeology, Later Prehistory in Britain.
    7. Kennet, Derek (PhD, SOAS, Lecturer) Early Historic/Medieval Indian archaeology, Islamic archaeology.
    8. Leone, Anna (PhD, Leicester, Lecturer) Late Antique urbanism, Byzantine archaeology, North African archaeology.
    9. Moore, Tom (PhD, Durham, Lecturer) Iron Age Britain and Europe, Roman archaeology, CRM.
    10. Millard, Andrew (DPhil, Oxford, Senior Lecturer) Dating techniques, Bayesian statistic, bone chemistry
    11. Philip, Graham (PhD, Edinburgh, Professor) Archaeology of East Mediterranean, Ancient Middle East.
    12. Roberts, Charlotte (PhD, Bradford, Professor) Physical anthropology, human remains, biocultural approaches to archaeology.
    13. Rowley-Conwy, Peter (PhD, Cambridge, Professor) Hunter-gatherers, origins of agriculture, zooarchaeology.
    14. Richards, Mike (DPhil, Oxford, Professor) Archaeological science, human diets, Isotope analysis in archaeology.
    15. Scarre, Chris (PhD, Cambridge, Professor) European Neolithic, Early farming societies.
    16. Skeates, Robin (DPhil, Oxford, Senior Lecturer), Museum studies and Heritage management, European Prehistory.
    17. White, Mark (PhD, Cambridge, Senior Lecturer) Palaeolithic of Britain and Europe.
    18. Wilkinson, Tony (Professor) Archaeology of the Middle East, Landscape archaeology, Geoarchaeology
    19. Wilson, Penny (PhD, Liverpool, Lecturer) Egyptology, Roman and Late antique archaeology in Egypt.
    20. Witcher, Rob (PhD, Leicester, Lecturer) Etruscan and Roman Italy, Roman Britain, GIS, Landscape archaeology
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers an M.A. in Historical Archaeology as one strand in its M.A. in Archaeology. M.A. students have the opportunity to study all aspects of the archaeology of the period A.D. 400-1800, both in Britain and across the world. Particular emphasis is placed on the social and cultural context of material culture and on new theoretical approaches to the past. Ongoing research projects include: Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Sculpture, Assembly and Power in Britain and Scandinavia, Castles after the Middle Ages, the monastic landscape of Wearmouth and Jarrow, field survey in England and Spain, traditional houses, post-medieval Newcastle, north-east regional research framework for the historic environment, and Thermoluminescence dating of bricks. Besides the M.A. in Historical Archaeology, we also offer an M.A. in Museum and Artefact studies, alongside the excellent museum facilities in Durham, an M.Sc in Palaeopathology, and M.Sc in Human Palaeoecology. Durham’s medieval Cathedral and Castle are also a World Heritage site. Graduate students have access to excellent technical and laboratory facilities in a building newly refitted in 1996. Library facilities include large collections of early modern printed books and palaeographic training in 17th- and 18th-century documents. Staff have major field projects concerning a range of aspects including Historic Archaeology in Britain and throughout the world. We also offer M.A.s, M.Phils., and Ph.D.s by research in a range of subject areas. Students are encouraged to Contact relevant members of staff to discuss possible topics.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    The Postgraduate Admissions Secretary ( or Dr. Pam Graves, MA Convenor, Department of Archaeology, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK; phone: 334-1100; fax: 334-1101; Email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    East Carolina University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Ewen, Charles R. (Ph.D., Florida 1987; Prof.) contact period, public archaeology, method and theory, southeastern U.S.
  4. General Statement:
    The M.A. program in Anthropology was started in 1995 and offers thesis and fieldwork opportunities in historical archaeology from the early colonial period to the postbellum period. Ongoing projects include archaeological investigations at Colonial Bath and other historic-period sites in eastern North Carolina. There is also an opportunity to work with faculty in underwater archaeology in the Maritime Studies Program.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Charles Ewen, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 USA; phone: 252-328-9454; fax: 252-328-9464; email:; Department Web page:; Graduate School Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    East Carolina University
  2. Department Title:
    Program in Maritime Studies
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. (retired) Babits, Lawrence E. (Ph.D., Brown 1981; Prof. and Director) material culture, underwater archaeology, American history, military history.
    2. Dudley, Wade G. (Ph.D., Alabama 1999; Asst. Prof.) naval and military history.
    3. Harris, Lynn (Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Asst. Prof.), underwater archaeology, public outreach.
    4. Grieve, Susanne G. (MA, University College London) conservation, archaeological field schools
    5. Mires, Calvin (M.A., E. Carolina 2005; Staff Archeologist) underwater archaeology, public outreach, remote sensing.
    6. Palmer, Michael A. (Ph.D., Temple 1981; Prof.) naval and military history, American diplomatic history.
    7. Richards, Nathan (Ph.D., Flinders 2002; Asst. Prof.) underwater archaeology, theory and methodology, Australasia.
    8. Rodgers, Bradley A. (Ph.D., Union Institute 1993; Assoc. Prof.) conservation, underwater archaeology, steam power.
    9. Stewart, David (Ph.D., Texas A&M 2004; Asst. Prof.) historical and maritime archaeology.
    10. Swanson, Carl E. (Ph.D., Western Ontario 1979; Assoc. Prof.) colonial history, American history, privateering.
    11. McKinnon, Jennifer (Ph.D., Florida State University 2010; Asst. Prof.) historical and underwater archaeology.
  4. General Statement:
    The Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina offers an M.A. degree in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology. Research emphases include the Western Hemisphere, conservation, museum studies, and public history. Joyner Library contains one of the largest resources for U.S. Naval studies in the country. Ongoing projects include regional surveys of shipwrecks in North Carolina waters, Caribbean sites, projects in the Pacific Ocean, various Great Lakes sites, and Civil War sites along the southeast Atlantic coast. Resources include a conservation laboratory, remote-sensing equipment and training, a remote operated vehicle (ROV), and a university diving and boating safety office that directs low-visibility dive training. Summer 2008 field school, Bermuda; Fall 2008 field school, Bermuda.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Karen Underwood, Program in Maritime Studies, Admiral Ernest M. Eller House, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 USA; phone: 252-328-6097; fax: 252-328-6754; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Flinders University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Post-Medieval/Industrial/Maritime/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Burke, Heather (Ph.D. University of New England; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, cultural heritage management, archaeology of the Second World War, archaeology of the 18th-20th centuries in Australia.
    2. McKinnon, Jennifer F. (Ph.D. candidate, Florida State University 2006; Lect.) maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage management, Spanish colonization and mission systems, ship construction, shipwreck shelter huts and lifesaving stations.
    3. Staniforth, Mark (Ph.D., Flinders 1999; Assoc. Prof.) maritime archaeology, primarily of the 18th-20th centuries in Australia, museum studies, material culture, cultural heritage management, historical archaeology.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Donald Pate, archaeological bone chemistry and paleodiet.
    2. Claire Smith, rock art and Australian Indigenous archaeology.
    3. Lynley Wallis, cultural heritage management and Australian Indigenous archaeology.
  5. General Statement:
    Flinders University’s graduate programs in historical/maritime archaeology focus on the 18th-20th centuries, with a concentration on Australia. Within maritime archaeology, emphasis is placed on immigration and convict shipwrecks, shipwrecks and the importation of material culture (shipwreck cargoes), whaling shipwrecks, the archaeology of Australian-built ships, ships’ graveyards, jetty sites, aircraft underwater, and underwater cultural heritage management. The programs are linked to historical archaeological topics that include maritime and terrestrial field schools, cultural heritage management and general field methods. Museum studies include archaeological curatorship and museum display of archaeological materials. Facilities include a research laboratory, and the programs have links to wider research projects and CRM agencies around Australia. Within maritime archaeology, the Archaeology of Whaling in Southern Australia and New Zealand (AWSANZ) is an ongoing project. Graduate degree programs include a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology (available internally as well as externally by distance learning), a Master of Maritime Archaeology (by coursework and minor thesis both internally and externally), as well as both M.A. and Ph.D. (by esearch and major thesis). The broader Graduate Certificate in Archaeology, Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Master of Archaeology program offers terrestrial historical archaeology, field methods and field schools.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Mark Staniforth, Convenor of Graduate Studies in Maritime Archaeology, or Lynley Wallis, Convenor Graduate Studies in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, School of Humanities, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia; phone: 618-8201-5195 (Staniforth); 618-8201-3520 (Wallis); fax: 618-8201-2784; email:;; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Florida
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Davidson, James (Ph.D., University of Texas 2004) Asst. Professor; African-American Studies) Historical archaeology (19th-20th century), African diaspora, mortuary studies, folk beliefs.
    2. Deagan, Kathleen (Ph.D., Florida 1974; Dist. Res. Curator; Fl. Mus. Ntl. Hist.) Spanish colonial archaeology, ethnohistory, eastern U.S., Circum-Caribbean basin.
    3. Milanich, Jerald T. (Ph.D., Florida 1971; Prof.; Fl. Mus. Ntl. Hist.) North American archaeology, ethnohistory, southeastern U.S., mission archaeology.
    4. Schmidt, Peter (Ph.D., Northwestern 1974; Prof., Center for African Studies) ethnoarchaeology, ethnohistory, historical archaeology, complex societies in Africa, Iron Age Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Gabon.
  4. General Statement:
    The program is based on individual faculty research programs in Spanish colonial archaeology, African historical archaeology, and mission archaeology. Also available are interdisciplinary programs in Historical Archaeology or Historic Preservation with the Departments of History and Architecture. Facilities include the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Historical Archaeology Lab and Environmental Archaeology Labs; P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History archival collections; Caribbean Preservation Institute in the College of Architecture; Center for Latin American Studies faculty; and training and research opportunities in various languages. Both the M.A. and Ph.D. are offered.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Michael Warren, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA; phone: 352-392-2253 ext. 245; fax: 352-392-6929; e-mail:; Webpage:


  1. Institution Name:
    Florida State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Doran, Glen H. (Ph.D., UC-Davis 1980; Prof.) plantation archaeology, human osteology, paleodemography.
    2. Marrinan, Rochelle A. (Ph.D., Florida 1975; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology of the southeastern U.S. and Caribbean , Spanish mission archaeology, zooarchaeology.
    3. Parkinson, William A. (Ph.D., Michigan 1999; Asst. Prof.) regional analysis, GIS, museum studies, public archaeology.
    4. Ward, Cheryl A. (Ph.D., Texas A&M 1993; Asst. Prof.) nautical archaeology, archaeobotany, Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, Black Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico.
  4. General Statement:
    The department has had a commitment to historical archaeology since the late 1940s. Thesis-based M.A. and M.Sc. degrees are offered. The Ph.D. in anthropology was added in Fall 2000. Specific course offerings include: historical archaeology, nautical archaeology of the Americas, archaeological conservation, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, and public archaeology. Faculty are involved in long-term archaeological projects at Spanish mission sites, plantations, and on shipwrecks. Formal courses in underwater archaeology were introduced in the early 1970s. Basic scuba certification is available. Underwater techniques training is offered during the spring semester in conjunction with the university’s Academic Diving Program. The underwater field school is offered every summer and usually focuses on both submerged prehistoric sites as well as historic-period shipwreck excavations. Active field projects are potentially available year-round. The presence of the Southeast Archeological Center of the National Park Service on campus provides many opportunities for terrestrial-project participation and collections-management experience. Employment and internship opportunities are also available at the San Luis Mission Site, Museum of Florida History, and the Department of State Conservation Laboratory and Site File offices, all located in Tallahassee. The department participates in the interdisciplinary program in museum studies, which requires approximately one additional year of course work and internship experience for certification.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Lynne Schepartz, Graduate Student Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4531 USA; phone: 850-644-4281; fax: 850-645-0032; email:; Department Web page:; Underwater archaeology program Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    The University of Georgia
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Dr. Elizabeth Reitz, Professor, Anthropology & Georgia Museum of Natural History
    2. Dr. Ervan Garrison, Professor, Anthropology & Geology
  4. Other Faculty/Related Staff:
    1. Dr. Victor Thompson, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Director of Center for Archaeological Sciences
    2. Dr. Jennifer Birch, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
    3. Dr. Mark Williams, Senior Research Professional; Director, Laboratory for Archaeology
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers concentrated study in ecological and environmental anthropology. Departmental strengths in historical/underwater archaeology are zooarchaeology from any time period in North or South America and Europe as well as geoarchaeology and archaeometry from any time period in North or South America and Europe as well as colonial North America or medieval Europe. While the department does not maintain specific field course offerings in historical/underwater topics, it has established links with specialized field schools in these specialties.Students have access to excellent laboratories: Laboratory of Archaeology; Georgia Museum of Natural History, Zooarchaeology Laboratory; and the Center for Applied Isotope Studies. Faculty are also available through the Center for Archaeological Sciences (
  6. Degree and other program offerings:
    The Ph.D. degree is awarded to students who wish to pursue a less-structured, innovative program of study in the historical-underwater specialty areas. Our Ph.D. program also has these significant material advantages: financial support is given to virtually all of our students through teaching and research assistantships, and the Athens, GA, area has a comparatively low cost of living. Email us, arrange a visit, or apply on-line at the Department of Anthropology’s Web page:
  7. For More Information Contact:
    Dr. Ervan Garrison, 706-542-1097/1470 orDr. Elizabeth Reitz, 706-542-1464


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Glasgow
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Dalglish, Christopher (Ph.D., Glasgow 2001) Post-medieval Scotland, British Empire
    2. Given, Michael (Ph.D., Cambridge 1992) Post-medieval Eastern Mediterranean, Scotland.
    3. Driscoll, Stephen (Ph.D., Glasgow 1987) Medieval and Post-medieval Scotland
    4. Batey, Colleen (Ph.D., Durham 1985) Viking and Norse studies.
    5. Campbell, Ewan (Ph.D., Cardiff 1991) Early medieval Scotland and Wales.
    6. Huggett, Jeremy (Ph.D., Staffordshire Polytechnic 1989) Anglo-Saxon archaeology and computer applications.
  4. General Statement:
    The City of Glasgow originated as a Medieval ecclesiastical centre and trading town, became one of Europe’s most significant colonial mercantile centres, and was subsequently transformed into a world-leading centre of industry. Situated in this rich historical environment, the Department of Archaeology at Glasgow has a strong tradition in historical archaeology and strengths in the historical archaeology of Scotland, Britain, and the Mediterranean.Taught graduate programmes available at Glasgow include MLitts in Historical Archaeology, Celtic & Viking Archaeology, and Battlefield & Conflict Archaeology. The Department also has a strong tradition of postgraduate research in historical archaeology and supervises research towards the degrees of MPhil (1 year full time), MLitt (2 years full time) and PhD (3 years full time).The taught programme in Historical Archaeology offers a detailed introduction to this thriving inter-disciplinary field. Focusing on the archaeology of the recent past (the period from ca. AD 1500) but with due attention given to the Middle Ages, the core courses in this programme provide a grounding in the theory, practice, and material of historical archaeology. They also explore individual world regions, including the UK and Ireland, the Mediterranean and Middle East, North America and the Caribbean, South Africa, and Australia, as well as the historical and contemporary themes that connect these regions in global terms. Alongside the core courses, students participating in this programme specialize by taking a range of optional courses on topics such as Gaelic Scotland from Clanship to Clearance, Landscapes of Resistance in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Monuments in Transition in Medieval Scotland. Options can also be chosen from other programmes, such as Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology, Material Culture and Artefact Studies, and Professional Archaeology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Michael Given, Department of Archaeology, The University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK; phone: +0141-330-6114; fax: +0141-330-3544; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Haifa
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Maritime Civilizations
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Artzy, Michal (Ph.D., Brandeis 1972; Assoc. Prof.) coastal archaeology.
    2. Finkelstein, Gerald (Ph.D., Sorbonne 1993; Teaching Assoc.) archaeology and maritime history.
    3. Kahanov, Ya’acov (Ph.D., Haifa 1997; Lect.) nautical archaeology.
    4. Kashtan, Nadav (Ph.D., Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg 1989; Teaching Assoc) maritime history.
    5. Khalilieh, Hassan (Ph.D., Princeton 1995; Lect.) maritime history (Muslim, medieval).
    6. Shalev, Sariel (Ph.D., Tel Aviv University 1993; Sr. Lect.) archaeometallurgy.
    7. Zohar, Irit (Ph.D., Tel Aviv University 2003; Teaching Assoc.) archaeozoology.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Dan Kerem (Ph.D., Scripps Inst of Oceanography 1979; Teaching Assoc.) marine physiology.
    2. Yossi Mart (Ph.D., Texas A&M 1984; Prof.) marine geology, coastal geomorphology.
    3. Dorit Sivan (Ph.D., Hebrew Jerusalem 1996; Lect.) coastal geology and geomorphology.
    4. Ehud Spanier (Ph.D., Miami 1975; Prof.) oceanography, marine biology.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Maritime Civilizations offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees combining coastal and underwater archaeology, maritime history, oceanography, and coastal and underwater geology and geomorphology. It is fundamental to the orientation of the department that specialized work in any field of maritime studies relates to work in the other fields. Students are expected to supplement class work through participation in archaeological excavations, geological surveys, and Zodiac trips along the coast of Israel. Students who intend to carry out underwater research should earn scuba diving licenses before their registration or during the first year of study. Courses in small boat handling are also available. Individuals from abroad who do not know Hebrew may apply for admission; however, during their first year they will be expected to enroll in the university’s accelerated Hebrew course and take directed reading courses with members of the faculty in order to join the regular program during their second year. The M.A. degree may be earned with or without a thesis; in the latter case, students must register for a minor in another department as well as in the Department of Maritime Civilizations. Related departments in the university include Archaeology, Land of Israel Studies, History, Geography (including a special program in shipping), Biblical History, and Art History. The department has a research arm, the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa, through which research is conducted. In addition to the institute, the department maintains ties with the National Maritime Museum and the National Center for Oceanographic and Limnological Research. Ongoing research projects at the institute include: Caesarea land and sea excavations; the Tel Nami land and sea regional project; the Tel Akko project; study of the Jewish contribution to seafaring throughout history; Islamic maritime law and trade; and various studies focusing on marine resources, geology, and geomorphology.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Dr. Dorit Sivan, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel Haifa 31905 Israel; phone: 972-(0)-4-8240941; fax: 972-(0)-4-8249011 (department), email:,


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Houston
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Kenneth L. Brown (PhD Pennsylvania S 1975; Assoc Prof) Archeology, cultural ecology, historical archeology; Mesoamerica, African Diaspora (
  4. For More Information Contact:
    Kenneth Brown, Dept of Anthropology, Univ. of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204-500; (713) 743-3780; fax (713) 743-4287. Email :,


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Idaho
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Justice Studies
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Camp, Stacey L., (Ph.D.Stanford 2009;), Asst. Prof.) late 19th-early 20th centuries, historical arch. of Western United StatesNorth America, aArchaeological theory, tourism and travel, critical race theory, labor and social inequality, the politics of the past.
    2. Warner, Mark (Ph.D., Virginia 1998; Assoc. Prof.) 19th century, zooarchaeology, archaeology of ethnicity, archaeological theory, archaeology of the west, Chesapeake Bay, Plains.
    3. Sprague, Roderick (Ph.D., Arizona 1967; Prof. Emeritus) artifact function, glass beads, funerary artifacts, 19th-20th centuries, Pacific Northwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Caroline Carley (M.A., Idaho 1979; Affiliate Instructor) Pacific Northwest, 19th-20th centuries, ethnographic-historic landscapes.
    2. Leah Evans-Janke (Ph.D.M.A., Idaho 20071998; Collections Mgr. Lab of Anthropology) lab methods, American West, women’s studies, folk art, lithics.
    3. John Mihelich (Ph.D., Washington St 2000; Prof.) American culture, popular culture, theory, class and gender stratification, labor relations.
    4. Sappington, Robert (Ph.D., Washington St 1994; Assoc. Prof.) protohistoric, Lewis and Clark, 18th-19th centuries, Plateau.
    5. Priscilla Wegars (Ph.D., Idaho 1991; Res. Assoc. Lab of Anthropology) overseas Asian culture, 19th-20th centuries, American West, Asian American Comparative Collection.
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers an M.A. in anthropology with a firm foundation in all four areas of anthropology expected. Also available is a Ph.D. in history with a concentration in historical archaeology. Faculty at the University of Idaho are currently engaged in numerous prehistoric and historic-period projects in the inland northwestnorthern Idaho as well as an ongoing research project in Oklahoma (in conjunction with the Miami Tribe) and in Ssouthern Califorinia. A major part of the department is the Laboratory of Anthropology. The lab is the focus of archaeological work conducted at the university, providing research space, curation facilities, equipment, and technical support for archaeological investigations. Special facilities include a large metal-cleaning facility, GIS capabilities, comparative collections of 19th- and 20th-century artifacts, comparative faunal collections, a major collection of overseas Asian comparative artifacts, and an extensive archaeology library. The lab is also the Northern Repository of the Idaho Archaeological Survey.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Mark Warner, Stacey Lynn Camp, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, P.O. Box 441110, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1110 USA; phone: 208-885-6736-5954 (PST); fax: 208-885-2034 (PST); email:;; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Illinois State University
  2. Department Title:
    School of Sociology and Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Heldman, Donald P. (Ph.D., London 1971; Adj. Fac.) historical archaeology, French and British colonial North America, Mesoamerica.
    2. Martin, Terrance J. (Ph.D., Michigan St 1986; Adj. Fac.) archaeozoology, historical archaeology, eastern North America.
    3. Robert Mazrim (BFA, School Art Institute, Chicago 1989; Adj. Fac.) historical archaeology, frontier-context consumerism, French colonial domestic archaeology, ceramic studies.
    4. Sampeck, Kathryn E. (Ph.D., Tulane University 2007; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, political economy, landscape archaeology, ceramics, Spanish colonialism, Mesoamerica, North America, Andes.
    5. Scott, Elizabeth (Ph.D., Minnesota 1991; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, feminist archaeology, French and British colonial North America, antebellum North America.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Nobuko Adachi (Ph.D., Toronto 1997; Asst. Prof.) sociocultural anthroplogy, linguistics, Japanese diaspora studies, Japan, Southeast Asia
    2. Gina Hunter (Ph.D., Illinois 2001; Assoc. Prof.) sociocultural anthropology, gender and sexuality, Brazil.
    3. Skibo, James M. (Ph.D., Arizona 1990; Prof.) archaeology, ceramics, theory, ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, North America, Phillipines.
    4. Smith, Fred H. (Ph.D., Michigan 1976; Prof./Dept. Chair) paleoanthropology, Neandertals, early modern humans, Eastern Europe
    5. Smith, Maria O. (Ph.D., Tennessee 1982; Assoc. Prof.) bioarchaeology, paleopathology, pre-Columbian Southeastern US
    6. James Stanlaw (Ph.D., Illinois 1987; Prof.) anthropological linguistics, language and culture contact, Japan, Southeast Asia.
    7. Wiant, Michael D. (Ph.D., Northwestern 1987; Adj. Fac.) archaeology, museum studies, eastern North America.
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers the M.A./M.S. degree in Archaeology with three concentrations: historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, and bioarchaeology. The Historical Archaeology Concentration focuses on the study of cultures that either have inhabited the world since the beginning of modern history or have a long literate tradition. A personalized research experience is a key component of the program. The Historical Archaeology Concentration is focused on anthropological approaches, but students are also required to take courses in history. A thesis based on original research is required for graduation. The department offers three field schools, two of which focus on historical archaeology. Since 2004, Professor Elizabeth M. Scott´s research project has focused on the colonial French settlements along the middle Mississippi Valley of Missouri and Illinois. This important area includes Ste. Genevieve, New Bourbon, and other colonial villages. Since summer of 2009, Professor Kathryn E. Sampeck has conducted field schools in Spanish contact period archaeology in eastern Tennessee and in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, expanding her research on Spanish colonialism begun in El Salvador. A third field school, in prehistoric archaeology, is offered by Professor James M. Skibo. This research project, located in northern Michigan, sometimes investigates contact-period Native American settlements and later historic-period sites. The Historical Archaeology Concentration requires the analysis, examination, and presentation of professional reports of investigations and scholarly studies detailing original research in multidisciplinary historical archaeology. Coursework is allowed from a number of departments, including Sociology and Anthropology, History, and Geology-Geography. Graduates of the program are consequently prepared for professional careers in historical archaeology in CRM and museum environments. Students are also well prepared to enter doctoral programs to continue their education.
  6. For More Information About the Historical Archaeology Concentration Contact:
    Elizabeth M. Scott ( or Kathryn E. Sampeck (, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Campus Box 4660, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4660 USA; fax: 309-438-5378; for information about admissions and the overall Archaeology Master’s Program, please see the Departmental Web Page: or contact James Skibo (, Graduate Coordinator.


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Christopher Fennell. Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2003; J.D. Georgetown University, 1989; MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1986. Associate Professor. Historical, contact, and prehistoric periods in North America, diaspora studies, regional systems and commodity chains, social group identities, ethnic group dynamics and racialization, stylistic and symbolic elements of material culture, consumption patterns, and analysis of craft and industrial enterprises.
    2. Helaine Silverman. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1986; Professor. Historical, contact and prehistoric periods in the Central Andes, social construction of space and landscape archaeology, complex societies, urbanism, death studies, ethnoarchaeology, museums and representations, cultural heritage management, public archaeology, and the politics of the past.
    3. Andrew Bauer. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2010; Assistant Professor. Historical and prehistoric periods, South India, human-environment interactions, politics of spaces, places, and landscape histories.
    4. Susan Frankenberg. Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1990; Program Coordinator for Museum Studies. Cultural heritage and museums studies, teaching courses in museum theory and practice, history and development of museums in light of world events and intellectual trends, issues of inclusion and exclusion in museums, museums as memory.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Stanley H. Ambrose. Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1984; Professor. African archeology, lithic technology, stable isotope analysis of diet, hominid evolution, evolutionary ecology, East Africa.
    2. Matti Bunzl. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998; Professor. Anthropology of Jews and Judaism, gender and sexuality, modernity; nationalism, ethnicity, history of anthropology, anthropological theory, historical ethnography, history and anthropology, Central Europe, North America.
    3. Thomas Emerson. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1995; Adjunct Professor, Director, Illinois State Archaeological Survey. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, French colonial sites, Mississippian societies, eastern North America, cultural heritage management, hierarchical societies, ethnicity, symbolism.
    4. Rebecca Ginsburg. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001; J.D. University of Michigan, 1987; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. African archaeology, plantation archaeology, architectural history, material culture, cultural landscape studies.
    5. Lisa Lucero. Ph.D., U.C.L.A., 1994; Professor. Historical, prehistoric and contact periods, complex societies, political systems, ritual and politics, water management, Maya and Mesoamerican cultures and descendants.
    6. Andrew Orta. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996; Associate Professor. Sociocultural anthropology, memory and history, history and anthropology, colonial/postcolonial studies, missionization, ethnicity and nationalism, personhood, Latin America, Andes.
    7. Timothy Pauketat. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1991; Professor. Historical, prehistoric and contact periods in North America, regional systems, practice theory, cultural heritage management, social inequality, political ideology, ceramics, and household archaeology.
    8. D. Fairchild Ruggles. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Professor of Landscape Architecture. Landscape architecture, social construction of space, Islamic cultural landscapes and architecture, Spain, India, regimes of vision.
    9. Mahir Saul. Ph.D., University of Indiana, 1982; Associate Professor. Historical and economic anthropology, colonialism, African film, Islam, Catholicism and African religions, agriculture and ecology, Africa, Middle East.
    10. Amita Sinha, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Professor of Landscape Architecture. Landscape architecture, historical India, ethnography as an environmental design research method, anthropology of place, geography of religion, urban design and planning.
  5. General Statement:
    The archaeology program at the University of Illinois emphasizes strong graduate training in archaeological methodologies, comparative approaches, theory and fieldwork. The 2010 National Research Council assessments recognized our Department’s success by ranking us as No. 1 out of 82 comparable graduate programs in “Percent of Students Receiving Full Support” and in overall “Program Outcomes.” Our program provides a strong, interdisciplinary specialization in historical archaeology, historical perspectives in archaeology and anthropology, and heritage studies. We offer Ph.D. and M.A. degrees, including a graduate minor in Museum Studies and a concentration in Cultural Heritage Studies. The M.A. degree is usually a first stage toward the doctorate. Graduate students are currently undertaking doctoral research throughout the world, and typically receive five and half years of full funding. The Departments of Anthropology and Landscape Architecture also host the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy, an interdisciplinary initiative for the critical study of cultural heritage and museums in a global context. We also host the African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter and direct and edit the peer-reviewed Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage. Archaeology faculty regularly offer an array of methods courses (e.g., surveying techniques, GIS, quantitative analysis, archaeometry, lithic analysis, ceramic analysis), regional survey courses (e.g., Africa, Central Andes, Europe, North, Central and South America), topical courses (e.g., historic archaeology, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage management, museum studies) and theory courses (e.g., history of archaeology, archaeological theory, social complexities, social construction of space). Department archaeologists and affiliated faculty in Landscape Architecture maintain active research programs in sites located in the United States, India, Peru, east-central Africa, and Europe.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Christopher Fennell Department of Anthropology 109 Davenport Hall, MC-148, 607 S. Mathews St., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. office phone: (217) 244-7309. Email: Department web page at:


  1. Institution Name:
    Indiana University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Alt, Susan (PhD, Illinois; Assist. Prof) Midwest and Southeast archaeology, complexity, identity, community formation, migration, materiality, ritual, craft production, ceramics, landscapes, GIS, warfare and violence.
    2. Atalay, Sonya (PhD, UC-Berkeley; Assist. Prof.) Indigenous and community archaeology, postcolonial/decolonizing research, participatory research and collaborative methodologies, Turkey, clay/ceramics analysis, anthropology of food and cooking, comparative ethics, cultural and intellectual property.
    3. Conrad, Geoff (PhD, Harvard; Prof.) Caribbean archaeology, Peruvian (Central Andean) archaeology, comparative ancient civilizations, museum anthropology, native Taíno Indian culture, La Isabela, underwater archaeology at Taíno ceremonial centers and Columbus-era shipwrecks.
    4. King, Stacie M. (PhD, UC-Berkeley; Assist. Prof.) Ancient & Colonial Mexico, household archaeology, identity, food practices, soil chemistry and microscale methods in archaeology, social theory, culture contact, trade and exchange, the senses (sound), Zapotec, Mixe, Mixtec, and Chatino peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico.
    5. Pyburn, K. Anne (PhD, Arizona, Prof.) community based participatory action research on early cities, agriculture, consumer patterns, monumental architecture, forensic analysis, ceremonial deposits, and household organization among the ancient Maya and modern inhabitants of Belize, and the ethics of archaeological practice, gender, households, identity, Central Asian pastoralism, exchange, and mortuary practices.
    6. Scheiber, Laura L. (PhD, UC-Berkeley, Assist. Prof.) Culture contact and colonialism, material and social implications of the American fur trade, zooarchaeology, food and identity, archaeological theory and practice, historical anthropology, foragers and farmers, landscapes, archaeological fiction, long-term social dynamics on the Plains.
    7. Sievert, April (PhD, Northwestern, Lecturer) Historical archaeology, archaeological ethics, lithic analysis, south-central Andes, Mississippian archaeology, anthropological pedagogy, tourism, milling and industrial archaeology in the American Midwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Beeker, Charles (MA, Indiana; Clinical Asst. Prof.) North American and Caribbean prehistoric and historic underwater archaeology, establishment of marine protected areas.
    2. Peebles, Christopher (PhD, UC-Santa Barbara; Prof.) Prehistory of Eastern North America and northern Europe, culture change, history and philosophy of archaeology, computation and cognition, political organization in Mississippian period complex societies.
    3. Sept, Jeanne (PhD, UC-Berkeley, Prof.) Archaeology, human evolution, paleoecology, primate ecology and diet.
  5. General Statement:
    Our program in archaeology supports learning, inquiry, and innovative field research in broadly-defined anthropological archaeology. For students interested in studying historical archaeology at Indiana University, our faculty members have active research projects in the Midwest and Plains, Mexico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic. We have strong geographic expertise in the Americas, including North America, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean; the Middle East; Central Asia; and Africa on topics ranging from culture contact and colonialism, identity, households, ethics, landscapes, complexity, craft production and consumption, gender, material culture, ancient foods and cooking technologies, lithic technologies, paleoanthropology, nutrition, and indigenous archaeology. Our methodological expertise includes ceramics analysis, lithic analysis, zooarchaeology, soil chemistry, geophysics, and computer modeling. As a group we are dedicated to scholarship that is both socially aware and perceptive of the impact of archaeology in the present world, and we seek to train and support students who envision an important role for public archaeology in our PhD track in Archaeology and Social Context. Most of us are also core faculty the new PhD track in the Anthropology of Food, which focuses on the practical dimensions and ramifications of food production, consumption and sharing, and the symbolic and ideological meanings attached to food from a four-field anthropological perspective. Archaeology graduate students benefit from a body of 38 core faculty members in anthropology, 24 adjuncts, and over 130 graduate students distributed over four subfields and conducting research all over the globe. The department offers MA and PhD degrees. Normative completion time for the program is seven years. Students are generally assigned two faculty advisors. We have various research centers, research programs, research laboratories, institutes, and associated museums based in anthropology and across campus, including the William R. Adams Zooarcheology Laboratory; Glenn Black Laboratory of Archeology; Mathers Museum of World Cultures; Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest; Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology; American Indian Studies Research Institute and Center for the Documentation of Endangered Languages; Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change; Ancient DNA Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology; Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; Underwater Science Program; and the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Laura Scheiber or April Sievert, Department of Anthropology, Student Building 130, 701 E. Kirkwood Ave. Indiana University, IN 47405 USA; phone: 812-855-6755 or 856-5108; fax: 812-855-4358; email: or For applications and general information contact: Debra Wilkerson, Graduate Advisor, Department of Anthropology, Student Building 130, 701 E. Kirkwood Ave. Indiana University, IN 47405 USA; phone: 510-855-1041; email:; web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical:
    1. Ford, Ben (Ph.D., Texas A&M 2009; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology; maritime archeology; CRM; historic preservation; spatial archaeology; GIS; marine remote sensing; eastern U.S.; Midwest; New England; Great Lakes.
  4. Other Faculty/Related Staff
    1. Allard, Francis (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 1995; Assoc. Prof.) archaeology; biological anthropology; museum studies; nomadic pastoralism; development of complex societies; East Asia.
    2. Homsey-Messer, Lara (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004; Assoc. Prof) archaeology; geoarchaeology and environmental reconstruction; CRM; hunter-gatherers; eastern U.S.; Midsouth; Southeast.
    3. Neusius, Phillip (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1985; Prof.) archaeology; CRM; historic preservation; advent of farming; Midwest; Southwest; Great Plains; Northeast; Great Lakes.
    4. Neusius, Sarah (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1982; Prof) archaeology; forensic anthropology; zooarchaeology; CRM; Southwest; Southeast; Midwest; Northeast.
    5. Moore, R. Scott (Ph.D.,The Ohio State University, 2000; Prof., Department of History) underwater archaeology; Classics; Medieval history; Eastern Mediterranean.
  5. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology and underwater archaeology are part of the department’s Applied Archaeology M.A. program. They are offered as specialties within a CRM-oriented course of instruction that is designed to serve students interested in pursuing applied archaeology. The department maintains a full suite of terrestrial remote sensing and positioning equipment, GIS software, and data processing software. Additional geophysical resources are available through the Department of Geoscience and relevant history and cultural geography courses are offered in the Departments of History and Geography. The department awards the M.A. degree in anthropology.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Ben Ford (, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, McElhaney Hall, Room G-1, 441 North Walk, Indiana, PA 15705 USA; phone: 724-357-2841; fax: 724-357-7637; web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Koç University
  2. Department Title:
    Archaeology and History of Art, MA Program in Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management
  3. Faculty Specializing in Byzantine and Seljuk Historical Archaeology:
    1. Asst. Prof. Alessandra Ricci, PhD 2008, Princeton University, Art and Archaeology. Specialization: Late antique and Byzantine archaeology and architectural history; pre-Ottoman. Constantinople; late antique and Byzantine society and conflicts. Alessandra Ricci is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Archaeology and History of Art. Before joining the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, she was the Associate Director of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, RCAC. She is involved in archaeological fieldwork in Turkey working mostly in the region of Thrace, the city of Istanbul and its suburbs. She also works with UNESCO on a rehabilitation project at the Byzantine site of Mesopotam in Southern Albania. In Istanbul, at the site of Küçükyali, she has developed an Archaeological Park Project while conducting an excavation, conservation and public awareness project. The Küçükyali Archaeological Park is one of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture projects. Her publications include Tra Passato e Presente. Progetti di Archeologia (Istanbul 2005) and she is currently completing a study on monastic architecture and visual polemics in ninth century Constantinople.
    2. Assoc. Prof. Scott N. Redford, PhD 1989, Harvard University, Fine Arts. Specialization: Archaeology and History of Art of Medieval Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean, Landscape Archaeology, Materials Science in Archaeology, Ceramics. Scott Redford is a professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koc University. He is also the Director of Koc University’s new Center for Anatolian Studies in Istanbul. His recent publications include, The Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East: Excavations at Gritille, Turkey (Philadelphia, 1998), Landscape and the State in Medieval Anatolia: Seljuk Gardens and Pavilions of Alanya, Turkey (Oxford, 2000) and several articles. His current research interests focus on the publication of the medieval levels from the site of Kinet Hoyuk, Hatay, Turkey.
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Asst. Prof. Carolyn Chabot Aslan, PhD 2000, Bryn Mawr College, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. Specialization: Archaeology and ancient history of Anatolia and the eastern Mediterranean. Troy and the Trojan war, ancient religion, ceramics, archaeological theory. Carolyn Aslan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Archeology and History of Art at Koç University. She received her Ph.D. in 2000 from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, and she specializes in the archaeology of Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean. Her most recent fieldwork has focused on northwest Anatolia at the two sites of Troy and Seddülbahir. At Troy, she is publishing ceramics from the early Iron Age and Archaic periods, which can be found in the Studia Troica journal. At Seddülbahir, she is director of the field excavations, which are part of a larger project of restoration and reuse of the Ottoman fortress directed by Lucienne Thys-Senocak. She is also currently working on a cultural heritage management and education project for Bergama (ancient Pergamon). Other research interests include ancient religion and feasting practices, social complexity, and household archaeology.
    2. Asst. Prof. Nina Ergin, PhD, 2005, University of Minnesota, Art History. Specialization: Ottoman architectural history, hamams and imarets, history of Istanbul, Islamic and Asian art and architecture, Early Modern European art. Nina Ergin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art. Before joining the department, she taught at the University at Buffalo, New York, and was a fellow at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. Her research interests include Ottoman architectural, cultural and social history, and contemporary Iranian and early modern European visual culture. Her recent publications include (co-edited with Amy Singer and Christoph Neumann) “Feeding People, Feeding Power: Imarets in the Ottoman Empire” (Eren, 2007) and “The Soundscape of Sixteenth-Century Istanbul Mosques: Architecture and Qur’an Recital”, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 67 (2008).
    3. Asst. Prof. Gül Pulhan, PhD, 2000, Yale University, Near Eastern Archaeology. Specialization: Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Anatolian Archaeology, History and Politics of Archaeology in the Middle East, Cultural Heritage Management. Gül Pulhan is an assistant professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art. She received her BA in History from Bosphorus University, MA in Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology from Istanbul University and M.Phil and Ph.D in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology from Yale University. Her dissertation titled “On the Eve of the Dark Age: Qarni-Lim’s Palace in Tell Leilan, Syria” is a functional and historical analysis of an Old Babylonian palace. She lectured and published extensively on the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and represented the cultural heritage issues in the World Tribunal of Iraq and organized an international conference on the topic, “A Future for Our Past&#34. In 2009 together with the Mardin Archaeological Museum she is beginning to direct the Gre Amer salvage excavations in the Ilısu Dam Area.
    4. Prof. Günsel Renda, Ph.D (1968) Hacettepe University, Art History. Specialization: Ottoman Art, Ottoman Painting, Interactions of European and Ottoman Culture. Gunsel Renda is an Adjunct Professor in the History department at Koç University in Istanbul. She worked at Hacettepe University in Ankara and chaired the department of History of Art there for many years. She has served as an advisor to the Ministry of Culture, organized several international exhibitions, and has taught at the Sorbonne as well other universities in the United States and Europe. Among the books she has edited, coedited and/or written are: The Transformation of Culture: The Atatürk Legacy, (Princeton, 1986); A History of Turkish Painting (Geneva, 1988); Woman in Anatolia, 9000 Years of the Anatolian Woman,(Istanbul, 1994); The Sultan’s Portrait. Picturing the House of Osman, (Istanbul, 2000); The Ottoman Civilization ed. (Istanbul, 2002); Minnet av Konstantinople: Den osmansk-turkiska 1700-talssamlingen pa Biby, (Stockholm, 2003); Image of the Turks in the 17th Century Europe, (Istanbul, 2005).
    5. Instructor Adrian C.S.Saunders, M.A., Literae Humaniores, Brasenose College, University of Oxford. . Specialization: Latin and Greek language and literature, Latin and Greek prose and verse composition, Latin textual criticism, Greek and Roman epigraphy, numismatics of the Later Roman Empire. Adrian Saunders is an instructor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art. He has had long experience teaching Latin and Greek Language and Literature in the United Kingdom, the Arab Republic of Egypt and now in the Republic of Turkey. He works on a wide range of epigraphic and textual material, exploring ways of using it in teaching ancient languages creatively and effectively to students who require support in their fieldwork and research programs. He has translated several ancient dramas for performance and has been working on a translation of Archaic Lyric.
    6. Assoc. Prof. Lucienne Thys-Senocak, PhD, 1994, University of Pennsylvania, History of Art. Specialization: Ottoman architectural history, patronage of imperial Ottoman women, Ottoman fortifications, museum studies, cultural heritage management, oral history. Lucienne Thys-Şenocak is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Archaeology and History of Art at KoçUniversity. Her research includes the patronage of architecture by imperial Ottoman women, the subject of her recent book, Ottoman Women Builders: Hadice Turhan Sultan (Ashgate Press, 2006). Since 1997 she has been working on the historical and architectural survey and documentation of two seventeenth century Ottoman fortresses in the Dardanelles, has conducted an oral history project in this region, and is the co-director of a conservation project for the fortress of Seddülbahir. She has presented and published her research on the Dardanelles fortresses in several international cultural heritage forums and journals. She is a member of ICOMOS Turkey. More information about the project in the Dardanelles and her recent publications can be found at: She is also involved in a cultural heritage management and education project at Bergama (ancient Pergamon).
    7. Assoc. Prof. Aslıhan Yener, PhD 1980, Columbia University, Art History and Archaeology. Specialization: Archaeology and Art History of ancient Anatolia and the ancient Near East, materials science in archaeology, ancient metallurgy, environmental archaeology. Aslıhan Yener is a Professor of Anatolian Archaeology in the Archaeology and History of Art Dept. at Koç University and in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago, Oriental Institute. Her most recent field work has focused on southern Anatolia on surveys in the Amuq valley, Hatay and at the sites of Tell Aççana Höy&#252k (ancient Alalakh) and Tell Kurdu. At Alalakh, she is director of the field excavations, which are part of a larger regional project investigating the Plain of Antioch region, which she directs. The website address is Other research interests include ancient technology, metallurgy, artifactual analyses, and social complexity. Her most recent book is the first publication of the field operations; The Amuq Valley Regional Projects. Volume One. Surveys in the Plain of Antioch and Orontes Delta from the Years 1995-2002. Chicago: Oriental Institute Press no. 131.
  5. General Statement:
    The Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management program is an interdisciplinary, two-year masters program whose primary goal is to provide an in-depth education in the history of art and architecture, archaeology, and cultural history of the lands that comprise present day Turkey. The program also introduces students to both the theoretical and practical aspects of museum operations, the management of cultural heritage resources, and environmental archaeology. Experts in various areas of cultural heritage management, museum studies and environmental archaeology are invited as guest lecturers in the courses to expose students to a range of issues and approaches. Training in one or more of the languages of the Anatolian past is also provided. The program allows students to specialize their academic training as pre-doctoral candidates in the fields of archaeology, art and architectural history, or to prepare for careers in museums, cultural heritage institutions, tourism and the art world.The language of instruction is English and the students in our program come from many different countries of origin. Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate English competence through the TOEFL exam.Fellowships are granted to students accepted into the program. The fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for living expenses for the two years of the program.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    For more information and application forms see the web site:; Or contact Zeynep Cengiz, Social Sciences Institute, Koç University, 34450 Sariyer, Istanbul, Tel. +90 212-338-1642


  1. Institution Name:
    La Trobe University
  2. Department Title:
    School of Historical and European Studies
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Davies, Peter (Ph.D., La Trobe 2001; Post-doc Fellow) historical archaeology, industrial archaeology.
    2. Lawrence, Susan (Ph.D., La Trobe 1995; Sr. Lect.) historical archaeology, industrial archaeology, gender, material culture, heritage management.
    3. Murray, Tim (Ph.D., Sydney 1987; Prof.) historical archaeology, theoretical archaeology.
    4. Smith, Anita (Ph.D., La Trobe 1999; Research Fellow) heritage management, Pacific landscapes
    5. Spiers, Sam (Ph.D., Syracuse 2002; Lect.) historical archaeology (Africa), heritage management
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Richard Cosgrove (Ph.D., La Trobe 1992; Reader) zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology.
    2. Phillip Edwards (Ph.D., Sydney 1988; Lect.) archaeology of complex societies.
    3. David Frankel (Ph.D., Gothenberg 1974; Reader) household and community studies, ceramics, contemporary Mediterranean.
    4. Li Liu (Ph.D., Harvard 1994; Lect.) archaeology of complex societies.
    5. Nicola Stern (Ph.D., Harvard 1992; Sr. Lect.) taphonomic issues, Paleolithic archaeology.
  5. General Statement:
    La Trobe University offers a one-year coursework Masters in Archaeology (including historical archaeology) in addition to traditional research M.A. and Ph.D. degrees specializing in historical archaeology and a one-year Graduate Diploma in historical archaeology. Research and fieldwork in historical archaeology are primarily focused on Australia and the United Kingdom, although members of the department are also involved in China, Cyprus, Jordan, France, Kenya, and Mexico. Facilities include four laboratories, a computer laboratory, a GIS laboratory, a darkroom, a microscope room, and three four-wheel-drive vehicles for staff and postgraduate research. The school has agreements with the Museum of Victoria, Heritage Victoria, and the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, which facilitate ongoing access to collections and research projects, and a cooperative agreement with the leading heritage management firm of Godden Mackay Logan. La Trobe University makes available a limited number of full research scholarships for Ph.D. candidates.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Susan Lawrence, Post-graduate Coordinator, Archaeology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3086; phone: 3-9479-2385; fax: 3-9479-1881; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Université Laval, Québec, CANADA
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Historical Sciences
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Auger, Réginald (Ph.D. Calgary, 1989) North and South American Historical Archaeology, Archaeology of the 16th-19th centuries, urban archaeology, contact archaeology, archaeometry, history of archaeology and travel accounts. Current fieldwork: South American colonial period, Labrador, and Quebec City.
    2. Allison Bain (Ph. D Laval, 2000) environmental archaeology (archaeoentomology), landscape archaeology, historical ecology, urban archaeology, archaeology of hygiene and sanitation. Current Fieldwork: Quebec City, Labrador, Iceland and Barbuda and Antigua (collaboration with CUNY Brooklyn).
    3. James Woollett (Ph.D. CUNY, Graduate Center, 2003) zooarchaeology, palaeoeconomy, historical ecology, archaeology of the sub-arctic and arctic regions, maritime adaptations and economy. Labrador and the North Atlantic (Iceland).
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. We offer co-supervisions with Faculty members in ethnology, history, museum studies, physical geography, anthropology and architectural history. We also have a number of graduate students in co-supervision with scholars from North America and Europe.
  5. General Statement:
    Université Laval in beautiful Quebec City offers an undergraduate degree in archaeology and both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in historical archaeology within the archaeology program. The master’s program includes advanced field experiences combined with theoretical seminars and a master’s thesis. The doctoral program requires coursework, comprehensive exams, language exams and a dissertation. There is no residency requirement and a modest faculty and departmental funding is available for all doctoral candidates. A new scholarship competition in place offers funding for the first year of graduate studies on Canadian research.We have outstanding laboratory spaces and a staffed restoration laboratory. Laboratory facilities include two laboratories in historical archaeology with reference collections and a reading room, as well as other laboratories in environmental archaeology (archaeoentomology and archaeobotany), zooarchaeology, and research on lithic technology ( Research laboratory and office space is guaranteed for all Master’s and Doctoral candidates, current enrolment in M.A. and Ph.D. programs is 30 students. The historical archaeology field school has been supported by the City of Québec and the Québec Ministry of Culture since 1982 and, candidates in archaeology are also affiliated with the CELAT research center (, one of the largest social science and humanities research centers in Canada, providing access to further funding, research opportunities and postdoctoral funding. The language of instruction at Université Laval is French, however, masters and doctoral theses may be written, with permission, in English. The university also has a renowned (and reasonably priced) language school (
  6. For more information on historical archaeology:
    Allison Bain, CELAT, Université Laval, Québec, Québec, CANADA, G1V 0A6, phone (office): 418-656-2131 ext. 14589, email:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Leicester
  2. Department Title:
    School of Archaeology & Ancient History
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical/Industrial (not maritime archaeology).
    1. Dr Alasdair Brooks (Teaching Fellow in Historical Archaeology). York, UK. Material culture, particularly later 18th- and 19th-century ceramics. International comparative artifact studies; decorative symbolism and meaning; British identity. E:
    2. Dr Neil Christie (Reader in Archaeology) . Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. History and archaeology of Italy and the Western Mediterranean between c. AD 300-1000; especially urbanism, defence, and late Roman and early medieval Christianity. E:
    3. Dr Jago Cooper (Lecturer in Archaeology). Institute of Archaeology, London, UK. Later Latin American archaeology and contact period; landscape and island archaeology; GIS-led approaches to spatial analysis; archaeological methods for tropical environments. E:
    4. Dr David Edwards (Lecturer in Archaeology). Cambridge, UK. Medieval and historical Sudanese and Nubian archaeology; landscape archaeology in non-European environments; social approaches to pottery, and cuisine; spread of Islam and Christianity. E:
    5. Dr Audrey Horning (Reader in Archaeology). Pennsylvania, USA. Archaeology of British expansion, with particular attention to Ireland and the Chesapeake in the 16th and 17th centuries.Comparative colonialism; rural landscapes, identity. E:
    6. Dr Christopher King (Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology). Reading, UK. Late medieval and post-medieval Britain, standing buildings, households, and the development of urban landscapes. Religious and political space in the early modern city. E:
    7. Deirdre O’Sullivan (Lecturer in Archaeology). Durham, UK. Medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland. Religious landscapes, monasteries, friaries. E:
    8. Professor Marilyn Palmer (Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology). Oxford, UK. Archaeology of the textile and metal mining industries; industrial landscapes; English country houses; standing buildings, especially industrial and institutional buildings; industrial heritage management. E:
    9. Dr Sarah Tarlow (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology). Cambridge, UK. Archaeology of later historical periods, especially in Britain; archaeological theory, especially relating to ethics and emotion; the human body; death and commemoration. E:
    10. Dr Richard Thomas (Lecturer in Archaeology). Birmingham, UK. Integration of zooarchaeological and historical evidence. Past human-animal relationships; animal palaeopathology; medieval agricultural economy; diet and social status.
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Professor Colin Haselgrove Professor of Archaeology
    2. Dr Penelope Allison, Reader in Archaeology and Ancient History
    3. Dr Huw Barton Wellcome Trust University Award in Bioarchaeology
    4. Dr Eleanor Cowan Lecturer in Ancient History
    5. Professor Lin Foxhall Professor of Greek Archaeology and History
    6. Dr Mark Gillings Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
    7. Dr Terry Hopkinson Lecturer in Archaeology
    8. Dr Simon James Reader in Archaeology
    9. Dr Constantina Katsari Lecturer in Ancient History
    10. Professor David Mattingly Professor of Roman Archaeology
    11. Dr Andrew Merrills Research Fellow in Ancient History
    12. Dr Mark Pluciennik Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
    13. Dr Sarah Scott Lecturer in Archaeology
    14. Professor Graham Shipley Professor of Ancient History
    15. Dr Daniel Stewart Lecturer in Ancient History
    16. Dr Jeremy Taylor Lecturer in Archaeology
    17. Professor Marijke van der Veen Professor of Archaeology
    18. Dr Ian Whitbread Lecturer in Archaeology
    19. Dr Ruth Young Lecturer in Archaeology
  5. General Statement:
    The School of Archaeology & Ancient History at the University of Leicester is home to Britain's largest grouping of researchers specialising in historical archaeology. In 2008 the School announced the launch of its new Centre for Historical Archaeology, recognising especially our particular strengths in later historical archaeology, but also the School’s broad research and teaching expertise from archaeologically-minded ancient historians and historically-minded Classical and Medieval archaeologists. Currently, staff of the School play major roles in the Societies for Medieval Archaeology, Post-Medieval Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group and the Association for Industrial Archaeology. We are able to offer a wide range of research opportunities in historical archaeology broadly construed as medieval to contemporary archaeologies, in places including Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe; Latin America and north America; and Africa. The School offers graduate students an MA in Historical Archaeology, both on-campus and by distance learning; associated Postgraduate Certificates; and three-year (full-time) to six-year (part-time) doctoral studies leading to a PhD, both on-campus and by distance-learning.
  6. For more information on historical archaeology:
    Rachel Marriott, Postgraduate Administrator, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH. T:+44 (0)116 252 2611 F: +44 (0)116 252 5005 E:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University College London (UCL)
  2. Department Title:
    Institute of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Flatman, Joe (PhD Southampton 2003, Lecturer) Maritime archaeology; nautical archaeology; submerged cultural heritage; medieval archaeology and art history; archaeological theory.
    2. Milne, Gustav (MPhil London, Senior Lecturer) Archaeology of Roman and medieval London; maritime archaeology; Inter-tidal zone archaeology.
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Bevan, Andrew (PhD London, Lecturer) GIS applications; landscape survey, value theory; the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean.
    2. Bridge, Martin (PhD CNAA 1983, Lecturer) Dendrochronology; use of living trees and historical timbers to aid analyses; responses of trees to environmental change; investigation of methodologies for tree ring dating.
    3. Broodbank, Cyprian (PhD Cambridge 1996, Senior Lecturer) Aegean archaeology; Mediterranean dynamics; island archaeology; method and theory.
    4. Butler, Beverley (PhD, Lecturer) Cultural heritage, museum studies, cultural rights, heritage myth and memory, maritime and museum history, landscape, cultural revivalism, Alexandrian and Egyptian cultural heritage
    5. Cochrane, Ethan (PhD Hawaii 2004, Lecturer) Archaeological theory; evolutionary theory; Oceania; ceramics.
    6. Conolly, James (PhD, Lecturer) Lithic technology; GIS; early prehistory of Western Asia.
    7. Gardner, Andrew (PhD London 2001, Lecturer) Archaeology of the Roman empire ; archaeological theory.
    8. Graham, Elizabeth (PhD Cambridge, Senior Lecturer) Maya archaeology; urban environmental impact in the humid tropics; coastal trade; religion and iconography in Colonial Mesoamerica; ecotourism and development. Research areas: Belize, Cuba.
    9. Jeffreys, David (PhD London 1999, Senior Lecturer) Archaeology of the Nile valley, especially alluvial settlements.
    10. Keene, Suzanne (PhD, Senior Lecturer) Access to and utility of museum collections; information and communications technologies for museum and cultural purposes; museums as knowledge organisations; social and political context for museums; design and effects of management tools such as targets and measures of performance.
    11. Lockyear, Kris (PhD London 1996, Lecturer) Late Iron Age and Roman archaeology, including numismatics; East European (especially Romanian) history and archaeology; ethnicity and nationalism; field methods; statistics in archaeology; typesetting and publication.
    12. Macdonald, Kevin (PhD Cambridge 1994, Senior Lecturer) History and Prehistory of the Peoples of West Africa (including the Diaspora).
    13. MacPhail, Richard (PhD CNAA, Senior Research Fellow) Soil micro-morphology of archaeological soils and sediments.
    14. Mannino, Marcello (PhD London, Research Fellow) Ecology of prehistoric shellfish exploitation in the coastal zone of north-west Sicily.
    15. Merkel, John (PhD London 1983, Lecturer) Archaeo-metallurgy; conservation of metal artifacts; early metallurgical processes and sites in the Near East, Europe and South America.
    16. Merriman, Nick (PhD Cambridge 1986, Reader) Museums and the public; museums and cultural diversity; archaeology and the public; the archaeology of London.
    17. Oliver, José (PhD Illinois 1989, Lecturer) Complex ‘chiefdom’ societies in the Caribbean and South America; origins of agriculture and paleo-economic systems in the South American Neo-tropical Forests; symbolism, iconography, power and ceremonial centers in the Caribbean and South American Lowlands.
    18. Orton, Clive (MA Cambridge 1969, Professor) Application of statistical methods and computers to archaeology; spatial analysis; quantification of assemblages of pottery.
    19. Reynolds, Andrew (PhD London 1998, Reader) Early medieval archaeology of north-western Europe, archaeology of standing buildings, methodologies employed in archaeology of documented periods.
    20. Rosen, Arlene (PhD Chicago 1985, Senior Lecturer) Geo-archaeology, Climate and Society, Phytolith Analysis, Proto-Historic Near East, Archaeology of Central Asia.
    21. Schadla-Hall, Tim (MA Cantab. 1974, Reader) Public archaeology; museums management; archaeology and the law; illicit antiquities; country houses; the early Mesolithic in NW Europe.
    22. Sveinbjarnardottir, Gudrun (PhD Birmingham, Research Fellow) Medieval and later archaeology of the Viking world.
    23. Wengrow, David (DPhil. Oxford 2002, Lecturer) Comparative archaeology of the Middle East; transitions from Neolithic to early dynastic society; conceptualizing East-West relations; intellectual and social history of archaeology and anthropology.
    24. Whitelaw, Todd (PhD Cambridge 1990, Reader) Aegean archaeology, landscape archaeology, ethno-archaeology, complex societies, ceramics.
    25. Williams, Tim (BA Leicester 1980, Senior Lecturer) Urbanism; recording & analysis of complex stratigraphy; integration of complex data sets; management of archaeological sites and cultural landscapes.
    26. Wright, Katherine (PhD Yale 1992, Lecturer) Archaeology of the Levant and southern Anatolia; Neolithic societies; trade and early urbanism; food processing and prehistoric diet; anthropological approaches to archaeology.
  5. General Statement:
    The Institute of Archaeology defines maritime archaeology as the study of ships and harbors in their wider social, political and economic context, together with an increased understanding of coastal and submerged cultural landscapes. Our aim is to relate maritime archaeology to the broader body of archaeological knowledge, rather than treating it as a discrete sub-discipline. The program does not set out to train archaeological divers, but to show the range of approaches and methods used by maritime archaeologists today and to demonstrate the relevance of maritime issues in wider urban, nautical, social and economic studies, as well as into legislation, conservation and heritage matters. Designed to foster an enhanced relationship between academic and commercial archaeology, the MA program emphasizes the development of transferable skills and knowledge of use to maritime archaeologists working within consultant/contract archaeology. Tuition includes detailed analyses of cultural resource and heritage management strategies, project planning, and legal perspectives on seamless approaches to maritime archaeology above, across and below water. The program lasts for twelve months (starting in September), although it is also possible to take the course part-time over two years. Students are required to take the core courses ‘Issues in Maritime Archaeology’ and ‘Underwater Archaeology: Techniques and Methods’, together with the equivalent of one whole other option unit from any of the other MA programs offered by the Institute of Archaeology, including the MA programs in Archaeology, Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology, Artifact Studies, Museum Studies Public Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Studies, Managing Archaeological Sites, the Archaeology of London, Egyptian Archaeology, African Archaeology, Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and Comparative Art and Archaeology. Students also write a 15,000 word dissertation which is produced as a result of individual research project undertaken during the program. Students are encouraged to participate in Institute fieldwork, which takes place at dozens of locations around the world. Places are also available for suitably qualified PhD candidates in maritime and historical archaeology.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Joe Flatman, Programme Coordinator of the MA in Maritime Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7495; fax: +44 (0) 20 7383 2572; email:,; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Manitoba
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Greenfield, Haskel J. (Ph.D., CUNY 1985; Prof.) urban archaeology, faunal analysis, northeastern U.S.
    2. Monks, Gregory G. (Ph.D., British Columbia 1977; Prof.) fur trade, faunal analysis, western Canada.
  4. General Statement:
    G. Monks is conducting a research program focusing on the evolution of the Red River Settlement as a critical node in the northern fur trade during the 19th century. H. Greenfield has completed a manuscript on excavations in New York City. Laboratory projects and thesis materials are available on other topics within the program. The Hudson Bay Company’s archives, along with the Provincial Archives of Manitoba and The Manitoba Museum, are significant research facilities. A field school, sometimes involving historical archaeology, is offered. The M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are offered. There is no faculty research in underwater archaeology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Gregory Monks, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, 15 Chancellor Circle, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5 Canada; phone: 204-474-6332; fax: 204-474-7600; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Maryland
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology
    1. Leone, Mark P. (Ph.D., Arizona 1968; Prof.) archaeological theory, historical archaeology, outdoor history museums.
    2. Shackel, Paul A. (Ph.D., SUNY-Buffalo 1987; Prof.; Director, Center for Heritage Resource Studies) complex societies, historical archaeology, class and ethnicity, ethnohistory, industrial archaeology.
    3. Brighton, Stephen A. (Ph.D., Boston University 2005) diaspora studies, social identity, heritage formation, contemporary archaeological theory.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Donald Linebaugh (Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 1996; Historic Preservation Program at the University of Maryland) historic archaeology, historic preservation
    2. David A. Gadsby (M.A.A., Maryland 2004; Lect; Associate Director, Center for Heritage Resource Studies) historical archaeology of the 17th and 20th centuries, Chesapeake archaeology, labor, and community involvement.
    3. Charles L. Hall (Ph.D., UT-Knoxville 1992; Lect) CRM, prehistoric settlement patterns, cultural ecology, quantitative analysis, GIS.
    4. Barbara Little (Ph.D., SUNY-Buffalo, 1987, Adj Prof.) public archaeology, public history, historical archaeology method and theory, feminist archaeology.
    5. Francis McManamon (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton 1984; Adj Prof.) CRM, lithic technology, quantitative systems.
    6. Matthew Palus (M.A.A., Maryland 2000; MPhil., Columbia 2003; Lect) historical archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries, modernization and development, 20th-century electrification, work and labor, oral history, heritage.
    7. Stephen Potter (Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill 1982; Adj Prof.) prehistoric and historical archaeology of the eastern U.S., contact period, ethnohistory, Southern Algonquian Indians, archaeology and history of state-level warfare.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program. Doctoral students are prepared for research and management careers outside of academic settings, as well as for academic careers in anthropology departments, and policy-making settings. The department trains archaeologists who intend to specialize in historical archaeology. We train archaeologists to work in public settings, management environments, and the academy. Archaeologists will be encouraged to undertake research on the political uses of the past, museum interpretations of importance to local communities, and understanding and enhancing the role of CRM and applied archaeology in modern society. The faculty encourages research on changing physical environments, analysis of health and changing patterns of disease and nutrition, and issues of diversity, ethnicity, class, and race. The department also offers a Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.). This two-year, 42-credit degree balances a practical internship experience with a solid academic foundation. Students specializing in historical archaeology often choose to pursue interests in CRM within regulatory agencies or private firms, archaeology within tourist environments, public interpretation in archaeologically based museums, and archaeology of the Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region. Students also work closely with research projects conducted in cooperation with the Historic Annapolis, the National Park Service, and the Maryland Historical Trust, among others. Research opportunities include Archaeology in Annapolis, which offers a field school in urban archaeology each summer and maintains research labs as well as numerous cooperative agreements with the National Park Service.The department’s three historical archaeologists, Mark Leone, Paul Shackel, and Stephen Brighton, work on creating alternative histories. They use post-modern theories that include methods for deconstruction and theories, which understand the use of histories to influence modern politics. Active excavations contribute to understanding local histories, their impact on national identities for minority members, and the role of reconstructed and rebuilt landscapes, and urban environments used to shift power relations. The archaeologists use materials from the 18th through the 20th centuries, landscapes, and use of media to focus on ideology and class. Historical archaeology is strong in studies of the African and Irish diasporas. Training is provided in laboratory analysis, GIS, web-based communication and archaeological field schools.The department operates the University of Maryland Center for Heritage Resource Studies (CHRS), which is involved in cultural heritage studies, including tourism, public archaeology, and museum interpretation. Other departments or programs that may offer relevant classes include Historic Preservation, American Studies, Geography, and History. The university participates in a consortium program with other area institutions (American, Catholic, George Mason, George Washington, and other universities). Students can take courses at any of these institutions to complement their course work and the credits will apply to their University of Maryland degree.
  6. For more information contact:
    Michael Paolisso, Graduate Director, Department of Anthropology, 1111 Woods Hall, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742 USA; phone: 301-405-1433; fax: 301-314-8305; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Battle-Baptiste, Whitney (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 2004; Asst. Prof) African Diaspora theory, Black Feminist Theory, African American expressive and material culture, Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora archaeology.
    2. Chilton, Elizabeth (Ph.D., Massachusetts 1996; Assoc. Prof.) New England Native history, contact period, ceramic analysis, maize horticulture, geoarchaeology.
    3. Paynter, Robert (Ph.D., Massachusetts 1980; Prof.) race, class, and gender issues of global capitalism, cultural landscape studies, spatial analysis, Northeast North America.
    4. Sugerman, Michael (Ph.D., Harvard 2000; Asst. Prof.) Archaeology of the East Mediterranean Bronze and Iron Age, ceramic petrography, Trade and Exchange in Ancient Complex Societies.
    5. Wobst, H. Martin (Ph.D., Michigan 1971; Prof.) theory and method, contemporary material culture studies, indigenous archaeologies.
  4. General Statement:
    The program situates studies of historic- and contact-period societies within the framework of four-field, historical anthropology. Our areal specialties concentrate on Eastern North America and the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. In addition to these areas, we encourage students to work in other parts of the world, in a manner informed by political, economic, and/or cultural-ecological theories. Ongoing field and laboratory projects in historical archaeology include the archaeology of various sites throughout western Massachusetts, including studies of Deerfield Village and its environs, analyses of the W. E. B. Du Bois site in Great Barrington, the Hermitage in Tennessee, and Cyprus during the Bronze and Iron Age. Other programs of potential interest to students include an undergraduate certificate in Native American Indian Studies and Masters program in Public History through the Department of Hisotry. The Anthropology Department’s European Studies Program financially supports student research conducted in Europe. Citizens of third-world countries and Native American students may apply for financial support from the Sylvia Forman Third World Scholarship Fund. The M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are offered.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Director of Graduate Admissions, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA; phone: 413-545-2221; fax: 413-545-9494; email: Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Massachusetts-Boston
  2. Department Title:
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology and Anthropology:
    1. Beranek, Christa (Ph.D., Boston University 2007; Project Arch.; Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) historical archaeology, material culture, vernacular architecture, North America, eastern U.S.
    2. Bolender, Douglas (Ph.D. Northwestern University 2006; Research Asst. Prof.) landscape archaeology, Viking Age archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, Iceland, Greenland, Europe.
    3. Howard, Jerry (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 2014; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, African Diaspora, zooarchaeology, foodways, community archaeology, Caribbean, Panama.
    4. Landon, David (Ph.D., Boston University 1991; Sr. Scientist, Assoc. Dir., Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, industrial archaeology, North America, eastern U.S.
    5. Lee, Nedra (Ph.D., University of Texas 2014; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, African Diaspora, oral history, community archaeology, North America, Texas, New England
    6. Mrozowski, Stephen A. (Ph.D., Brown University 1987; Prof.; Dir. Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) historical archaeology, urban archaeology, environmental archaeology, industrial archaeology, historical anthropology, North America, eastern U.S., northern Britain.
    7. Popper, Virginia (Ph.D., University of Michigan 1995; Res. Assoc., Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) prehistoric and historical archaeology, paleoethnobotany, agricultural intensification, Mesoamerica, North America, California, eastern U.S.
    8. Silliman, Stephen W. (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 2000; Prof.; Grad. Prog. Dir.) historical archaeology, New World colonialism, Native American history, indigenous archaeology, heritage studies, community archaeology, North America, California, eastern U.S.
    9. Steinberg, John M. (Ph.D., UCLA 1997; Sr. Scientist, Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) colonization, complex societies, economic anthropology, remote sensing, Europe, Iceland.
    10. Trigg, Heather B. (Ph.D., University of Michigan 1999; Sr. Scientist, Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) prehistoric and historical archaeology, culture contact, paleoethnobotany, North America, Southwest, eastern U.S.
    11. Zeitlin, Judith Francis (Ph.D., Yale University 1978; Prof.) prehistoric and historical archaeology, ethnohistory, complex societies, historical anthropology, New World colonialism, Mesoamerica, Andean South America.
  4. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology offers an M.A. program in historical archaeology. The program’s curriculum and research projects pay special attention to comparative colonialism, indigenous issues, urbanization, industrialization, environmental archaeology, material culture analysis, spatial analysis and landscapes, critical anthropology, social theory, contemporary politics, heritage management and tourism, and public, applied, and community archaeology. The diverse but focused coursework, large number of historical archaeologists on the faculty, high research profile in grants and publications, and fundamental role played by the on-campus Andrew J. Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research ensure that students receive solid training in both theory and method and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing field, laboratory, and museum research. Students can also receive specialized training in paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, GIS, and materials conservation. The graduate program is designed for students interested in receiving a comprehensive and competitive master’s degree before pursuing a doctorate and for those interested in successful careers in CRM, museums, agencies, and non-profit organizations. To achieve these goals, the program offers close mentoring and seeks a diverse student body. Main areal concentrations include North America, Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic with subarea specialties in the northeastern U.S., California, the American Southwest, the Chesapeake, southern Mexico, Panama, Iceland, and Greenland. Students take four required sources and four electives, participate in graduate-level field research, and complete a master’s thesis. In addition to active projects undertaken by faculty and staff, including at least two annual field schools in the northeastern U.S., research opportunities are available with several area museums and agencies, including Plimoth Plantation, Boston Archaeology Laboratory, Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and Strawberry Banke. Generous graduate assistantships are available that carry full tuition waivers, partial fee remissions, and stipends. The program’s “Graduate Handbook” has more detail and is available in digital form on the Department of Anthropology website listed below.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Stephen W. Silliman, Graduate Program Director, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA; phone: 617-287-6854; fax: 617-287-6857; department web site


  1. Institution Name Memorial University of Newfoundland
  2. Department Title Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Gaulton, Barry (Ph.D., Memorial 2006; Asst. Prof.) early European settlement, material culture, maritime and military archaeology, eastern North America and Newfoundland
    2. Pope, Peter E. (Ph.D., Memorial 1992; Prof.) 16th-18th-century fishery, social construction of memory, ceramics; North Atlantic
    3. Tuck, James A. (Ph.D., Syracuse 1968; Prof. Emeritus) early European settlement, eastern and northern North America
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Deal, Michael (Ph.D., Simon Fraser 1983; Prof.) ethnoarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, ceramics, industrial archaeology, eastern Canada, Mesoamerica
    2. Grimes, Vaughan (Ph.D., Bradford 2007; Asst. Prof.) biomolecular archaeology, biological anthropology, isotope analysis, bone and tooth chemistry, diagenesis, palaeoanthropology
    3. Jerkic, Sonja M.. (Ph.D., Toronto 1976; Honourary Research Prof.) physical anthropology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology
    4. Mathias, Cathy (Ph.D. Queens 2006; Conservator) burial environments and deterioration, European clothing
    5. Pocius, Gerald L. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1981; Prof., Dept of Folklore) vernacular architecture, material culture
    6. Rankin, Lisa (Ph.D., McMaster 1998; Assoc. Prof.) culture contact, contextual archaeology, settlement and subsistence, Northeastern North America
    7. Renouf, M. A. Priscilla (Ph.D., Cantab 1982; Canada Research Chair in North Atlantic Archaeology) hunter-gatherers, northern Europe and northeast North America
    8. Sutherland, Patricia (PhD., University of Alberta, Adj. Prof) hunter-gatherers, culture contact, Arctic
    9. Whitridge, Peter J. (Ph.D., Ariz State 1999; Asst. Prof.) hunter-fisher-gatherer archaeology, embodiment, place, zooarchaeology, spatial analysis, political economy of archaeology, Arctic
  5. General Statement:
    Memorial’s Department of Archaeology is an active research group with particular interests in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Arctic, subsistence and settlement studies, historical archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, social archaeology, and ethnohistory. The M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology are offered in prehistoric or historical archaeology and bioarchaeology with a geographic focus on Northeastern North America, the Arctic and the North Atlantic. The Unit has a long-standing commitment to community outreach and has been closely involved with the interpretation of the 16th-century Basque whaling station in Red Bay, Labrador and the 17th-century English colony in Ferryland, NL. Current projects also include excavations on a number of historic Inuit, Mètis and European sites in northern and southern Labrador and survey of Newfoundland’s Petit Nord, the region exploited by migratory French fishermen between 1500 and 1904. Ours is a small program, directed toward hands-on excavation or analysis of archaeological assemblages. We normally admit eight to ten students to the M.A. program each year and two or three to the Doctoral program. Through cross-appointments, the Department of Archaeology has close links with Memorial’s Departments of History and Folklore. Current and recent students come from Canada, England, the US., and Denmark.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Barry Gaulton, Graduate Coordinator, Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7 Canada; phone: 709.737.8872; fax: 709.737.2374; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    The University of Memphis
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Earth History
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Weaver, Guy (M.A., Memphis 1979; Adj. Faculty & President, Weaver and Associates) archaeology of the southeastern U.S., historical ceramics.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Ronald Brister (M.A., Memphis 1981; Curator of Collections, Memphis Pink Palace Museum) museology, museums and society.
    2. David H. Dye (Ph.D., Washington 1980; Assoc. Prof.) archaeology, ethnohistory; North America.
    3. Charles H. McNutt (Ph.D., Michigan 1960; Prof. Emeritus) archaeology, typology, cultural evolution, North America.
    4. Andrew M. Michelson (Ph.D., Ohio State 2002, Assist. Prof.) archaeology, settlement patterns, GIS, North America.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis offers a B.S. and M.S. in Archaeology. The archaeology program emphasizes the archaeology of the Southeast, from early prehistory through the historic period. Current research projects in historical archaeology focus on early-19th-century settlement, plantations, tenant farming, and American Civil War sites. The department operates a museum at Chucalissa, a Mississippian site in Memphis, and students have the opportunity to work closely and study with museum professionals there and at other institutions in the city. Ours is a geoarchaeology program; therefore, the emphasis is on training students to work as professional archaeologists.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    David H. Dye , Department of Earth Sciences, 1 Johnson Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3430 USA; phone: 901-678-2080; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Michigan State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Lynne Goldstein (Ph.D., Northwestern 1976; Prof.) North American archaeology, mortuary analysis, settlement studies, archaeological method and theory, ethics and public policy issues, historical-archaeological experience in California, Arizona, & Midwest US
    2. Kenneth Lewis (Ph.D., Oklahoma 1975; Prof.) methods in historical archaeology, archaeology of frontiers and colonization, southeastern U.S., southern Michigan.
    3. John Norder (Ph.D., Michigan 2002; Asst. Prof.) Great Lakes and Canadian archaeology and ethnohistory, hunter-gatherer studies, landscapes, rock-art studies.
    4. Jodie O’Gorman (Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee 1996; Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Curator of Anthro, MSU Museum) archaeology, settlement patterns, gender, ceramics, mortuary analysis, CRM, Great Lakes, eastern North America, Native American-Euroamerican contact.
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Susan Krouse (Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee 1991; Assoc. Prof. & Dir., American Indian Studies Program) cultural anthropology, ethnohistory, culture change, urbanization, North American Indians.
    2. William A. Lovis (Ph.D., Michigan St 1973; Prof. & Curator of Anthro., MSU Museum) paleoecology, foraging/collecting adaptations, archaeological settlement systems, analytical methods.
    3. Mindy Morgan (Ph.D., Indiana 2001; Asst. Prof.) Native North American languages, linguistic anthropology, language recovery, ethnohistory.
    4. Susan Sleeper-Smith (PhD., Michigan 1994; Prof, History) 18th & 19th century U.S. History, American Indian Studies, and Gender Studies
  5. General Statement:
    The Department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology. Most students earn the M.A. degree while continuing their studies toward the doctorate, although it is possible to complete only the M.A. degree. Graduate students may concentrate on archaeology and through a flexible guidance committee system develop a course of study specializing in historical archaeology. It is expected that students who specialize in archaeology will leave the program as well-rounded anthropological archaeologists. Graduate students are required to take several courses in general anthropology as well as meet archaeological theory and method requirements. Those who specialize in historical archaeology are expected to develop skills in documentary research and in the analysis of historic-period material culture. Ongoing field programs provide experience in conducting all phases of research including training in contract research. Michigan State University has a long commitment to graduate work and field research in historical archaeology. University laboratory collections, computer access, and library facilities appropriate to training in historical archaeology are available. Archaeologists in the department are part of the University’s Consortium for Archaeological Research, which serves as a multidisciplinary link for archaeologists and related scholars across the campus. Student support is available from time to time in the form of research and teaching assistantships. The department works closely with the Michigan State University Museum, and is also an active participant in the university’s American Indian Studies Program, and a number of other scholars are available to work with students through association with this program. MSU now has a formal Campus Archaeology Program that employs and trains historical archaeologists and public archaeologists. MSU supports the program and students develop research projects and learn to interact with various parts of campus administration. The url for this specific program is:
  6. For more information about MSU’s graduate program contact:
    Dr. Lynne Goldstein, Department of Anthropology, 354 Baker Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA; phone: 517-353-4704; fax: 517-432-2363; email: ; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Michigan Technological University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Social Sciences
  3. Faculty in Historical/Industrial Archaeology:
    1. Baird, Melissa F. (Ph.D., Oregon 2009; Asst. Prof. Anthropology) critical heritage studies, heritage landscapes, extractive industries, ethnographic methods.
    2. Blair, Carl (Ph.D., Minnesota 1992; Lec. History and Archaeology) experimental archaeology, iron production, complex societies, international programs.
    3. Gorman, Hugh (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon 1996; Prof Environmental History and Policy, Department Chair) political ecology of energy, governance of technological and environmental systems.
    4. Lafreniere, Don (Ph.D., Western Ontario 2014; Assistant Professor of Geography and GIS, Director Geospatial Core Facility) qualitative and quantitative GIS analyses, deindustrialization and shrinking cities, demography, mobility, historical geography, neighborhoods.
    5. Langston, Nancy (Ph.D. Washington 1994; Professor of Environmental History) environmental history, toxics, watershed change, water quality, mining history.
    6. MacLennan, Carol (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 1979; Assoc. Prof. Anthropology) anthropology of industry.
    7. Martin, Patrick (Ph.D., Michigan St 1984; Resrch Prof. Archaeology) historical/industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, heritage governance, archaeological science.
    8. Quivik, Fredric L. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1998: Prof. of History) history of technology, environmental history, architectural history, industrial archaeology, organization and management, historian as expert witness.
    9. Robins, Jonathan E. (Ph.D., Univ. Rochester 2010; Assist Prof. History) globalization, economic history, colonialism, commodity studies, history of food, international business organization.
    10. Rouleau, Mark D. (Ph.D., George Mason Univ. 2011; Assist. Prof. Social Science) social simulation, agent-based modeling land-use modeling, survey design.
    11. Scarlett, Sarah Fayen (Ph.D., Madison 2014; Assist. Prof. History) architectural history, landscape, space/place, material culture, power, museum studies.
    12. Scarlett, Timothy (Ph.D., UN-Reno, 2002; Assoc. Prof. Archaeology and Anthropology) historical archaeology, industrial archaeology, archaeological science, creativity and work.
    13. Shelly, Chelsea (Ph.D., Wisconsin, 2013; Assist. Prof. of Sociology) alternative technologies and renewable energy, sustainable communities, technology and energy policy, intentional communities, environmental education.
    14. Seely, Bruce (Ph.D., Delaware 1982; Dean of Sciences and Arts) history of science and technology, history of engineering education, iron and steel, railroads, technology transfer and diffusion.
    15. Sweitz, Samuel (Ph.D., Texas A & M 2005; Asst. Prof.) historical and industrial archaeology, industrial communities, sugar, mining, world systems and globalization.
    16. Rouleau, Laura W. (Ph.D., Delaware 2014; Instructor) American history, private/public spaces, museum studies, material culture studies.
    17. Walton, Steven A. (Ph.D., Toronto 1999; Assoc. Prof of History) history of technology, history of science, military history, history of engineering, early modern Europe, antebellum industry.
    18. Winkler, Richelle (Ph.D., Wisconsin 2010; Assoc. Prof. Sociology and Demography) rural sociology, population and environment, environmental sociology, migration, community-engaged scholarship, GIS.
    19. Wurst, LouAnn (Ph.D., Binghamton Univ. 1993; Prof. of Archaeology) historical and industrial archaeology, capitalism, class, labor, Marxist theory, inequality, historic preservation and cultural resources management.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Ahn, Yushin (Ph.D., Ohio State) surveying engineering and integrated geospatial technologies, remote sensing, mapping, sensor modeling and data fusion, LiDAR, eD modeling.
    2. Caneba, Gerard T. (Ph.D., UC Berkeley; Prof. of Chemical Engineering) supercritical chemistry and artifact conservation, controlled chain polymerization, sustainability polymer materials and systems.
    3. Drelich, Jaroslaw W. (Ph.D., Utah, Professor Materials Science and Engineering) materials characterization and archaeometry, fine particle adhesion, functional materials/surfaces.
    4. Levin, Eugene (Ph.D., State Land Organization University, Moscow) photogrammetry, integrated geospatial technologies, remote sensing and geosensorics, mobile mapping platforms, 3E geospatial visualization, augmented reality.
    5. Mayer, Alex (Ph.D., Univ. North Carolina; Prof. Civil and Environmental Engineering) groundwater flow, subsurface remediation, contamination transport, perceptions of water-related risk.
    6. Shannon, Jeremy (Ph.D., Michigan Tech Univ; Senior Lecturer Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences) geophysics and remote sensing, structural geology, environmental geology, depositional systems.
    7. Urban, Noel (Ph.D., Minnesota; Prof. Civil and Environmental Engineering) Great Lakes, integrated assessments of contaminated environments, environmental cycles of major and trace elements.
  5. General Statement:
    Michigan Technological University offers several degrees in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology: Industrial Archaeology (M.S.), OSM/VISTA/Americorps Industrial Archaeology (M.S.), and Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (Ph.D.).  Our doctoral degree is unique research-based program preparing students to join the global community of scholars engaged with the physical, cultural, and environmental heritage of industrial societies. Graduates work at managerial-level positions in heritage management and shape the development and implementation of heritage policy around the world. The M.S. degrees are truly interdisciplinary, combining the academic perspectives of anthropology, history of technology, geography, environmental history, sociology, architectural history, and anthropology. M.S. graduates pursue careers in heritage management, field archaeology, public history, preservation and planning, archives, tourism, museums, community revitalization, and government service. The Department of Social Sciences maintains and collaborates with many research centers on campus, including the Geospatial Core Facility, the Historical Environments Spatial Analytics Laboratory, the Annex Building Laboratories (including research, conservation, and teaching labs; a curatorial facility; and the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology library), and the Great Lakes Research Center. The university’s main library, in addition to its extensive holdings related to industrial history, maintains the Copper Country Archives and Historical Collections, an important repository of original materials concerning regional history and the mining history. The Archaeology Laboratory is actively involved in local, regional, and international archaeological projects, providing thesis and dissertation projects for students. Students also work in heritage projects, including ethnographic and public history, which are beyond narrow definitions of archaeological work. Many faculty frame their work in community-based, collaborative efforts. In recent years, all graduate students received financial support, including both the M.S. and Ph.D. level students. Active research programs include archaeological, ethnographic, geospatial, and archival studies in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, areas of North and South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Arctic. Research is sponsored by organizations like the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities and through partnerships with the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and other state, federal, and municipal organizations and agencies. Applications are due January 15 of each year.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Carol MacLennan, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295 USA; phone: 906-487-2113; email:; Web page:



  1. Institution Name:
    Monmouth University
  2. Department Title:
    Graduate Program in Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Hillary DelPrete, Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University. Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: Modern evolution and human variation, pelvic change, environmental variation.
    2. Geoffrey Fouad, Ph.D. Geography, San Diego State/UC Santa Barbara. Assistant Professor of Geography. Research Interests: GIS, Data Visualization, Environmental Modeling.
    3. Stanton Green, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: Ireland, European Prehistory, GIS, Landscape Archaeology, Baseball and American Culture
    4. Adam R. Heinrich, Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University. Lecturer in Anthropology. Research Interests: Historical Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Taphonomy, Mercantile systems, Commemoration, Material Culture
    5. Gerard P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D. Anthropology, City University of New York, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: North America, Historical Archaeology, Military-Sites Archaeology, Religious-Sites Archaeology
    6. Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D. Geography, Penn State University Associate Professor of Geography. Research Interests: North America, Tourism, Urbanization, Political and Cultural Geography
    7. Richard Veit, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair. Research Interests: North America, Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Jamaica, Material Culture, Commemoration and Gravemarkers, Vernacular Architecture, Military Sites Archaeology, Culture Contact and Personal Identity
    8. Melissa Ziobro, M.A. History, Monmouth University, Specialist Professor in Public History. Research Interests: Museum Studies, Exhibit Design, Public History, Military History
  4. General Statement:
    The program in Anthropology at Monmouth University offers an M.A. degree with a focus on anthropological archaeology. Research emphasis is the historical archaeology of eastern North America, with particular strengths in military sites archaeology, vernacular architecture, monuments and commemoration, and domestic site archaeology. Ongoing projects include fieldwork at 17th, 18th, and 19th century sites in the Delaware Valley and in eastern New Jersey. Resources include a GIS laboratory, substantial artifact collections dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, and extensive library resources. Summer 2017 field school will be held at Morristown National Historical Park and will focus on Revolutionary War fortifications. Recent projects have included the Dr. John Vermeule house slave/servants’ quarters, Green Brook, New Jersey; Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate, Bordentown, New Jersey; Turkey Swamp Paleoindian through Woodland Period prehistoric site, Freehold, New Jersey; White Hill Mansion, Fieldsboro, New Jersey; and the Lazaretto, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Richard Veit, Ph.D., Anthropology Chair, Department of History and Anthropology, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898 USA; phone 732-263-5699; email:;

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  1. Institution Name:
    University of Montana, Missoula
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Dixon, Kelly J. (Ph.D., U of Nevada-Reno 2002) Historical archaeology, western American history, archaeology of frontier zones, boomtowns, landscapes, the Chinese overseas and African Americans in the West.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Douglas, John E. (Ph.D., U of Arizona 1990) New World archaeology, Southwest Prehistory, computer field methods, artifact interpretation, regional systems and exchange, and social change.
    2. MacDonald, Douglas H. (Ph.D., Washington State University 1998) North American archaeology; archaeological data syntheses; cultural resource management; hunter-gatherer behavior; lithic technology; evolutionary theory.
    3. Prentiss, Anna M. (Ph.D., Simon Fraser U 2003) Archaeology, evolutionary theory, lithic technology, hunter-gatherers, and cultural resource management.
    4. Sattler, Richard (Ph.D., U of Oklahoma 1987) Analysis of historic documents, native North America, ethnohistory, political anthropology, social organization, political economy, demography, gender, and ethnicity.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology, at The University of Montana offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs. A significant portion of our graduate students are conducting research in historical archaeology, particularly concerning the mining frontier in western Montana. We believe that our M.A. program is well suited for students who are pursuing a career as a professional anthropologist and who plan to work for a government agency or a private sector cultural resource management company. Our cultural heritage track allows students to focus on the applied aspects of cultural resource management. Our general track offers more opportunities to customize a program of study, often serving students who would like to earn a Ph.D. degree and who have the requisite interest, ability, and drive to accomplish this, but require a solid grounding in Anthropology and the opportunity to conduct independent research before tackling a Ph.D. program. Our Ph.D. program is well suited for students interested in cultural heritage, historical anthropology, language retention, historical linguistics, applied anthropology, bioarchaeology, human variation, archaeology, and sociocultural anthropology. Our Ph.D. program works well for practicing cultural resource managers who wish to work for a university, cultural resource management firms, museums, governmental agencies, or NGOs.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Department of Anthropology, Social Sciences Building, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 USA; phone: (406) 243-2693; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Athanassopoulos, Effie F. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1993; Assoc. Prof.) archaeology, historical archaeology, landscape archaeology, Europe, Mediterranean.
    2. Bleed, Peter (Ph.D., Wisconsin 1973; Prof.) archaeology, historical archaeology, technology, material culture, conflict and military culture, Great Plains, Japan.
    3. Demers, Paul (Ph.D., Michigan St. 2001; Asst. Prof) historical archaeology (emigrant trails, fur trade, military sites), borders and frontiers, CRM education, ethnohistory, utopian and communal societies, Great Lakes, Great Plains.
    4. Raymond Hames (Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara, 1978; Prof and Chair) Behavioral ecology, economic exchange, time allocation, anthropology of war)
    5. Martha McCollough (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, 1996; Assoc. Prof.) Native North Americans, ethnohistory, conflict studies, emigrant trails, Great Plains, Arctic.
    6. LuAnn Wandsnider (Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1989; Assoc. Prof.) Archaeological method and theory, archaeological landscapes, time in archaeology, North American Central and High Plains, Hellenistic-Roman Asia Minor.
    7. Scott, Douglas (Ph.D., Colorado-Boulder 1977; Adj. Prof.) battlefield archaeology, forensic archaeology.
    8. William J. Hunt Jr., (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1989; Adj. Prof.) American fur trade (focus on Fort Union National Historic Site), historical archaeology of tourism with a special interest in the development of tourism in Yellowstone National Park
    9. Mark Lynott, (Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, 1977; Adj Prof) cultural resource management, cultural ecology, geophysics, earthworks and mounds of the Midwest
    10. Vergil Noble, (Ph.D. Michigan State University 1983; Adj. Prof.) historical archaeology, 18th-century French fur trade, 19th-century settlement and transportation systems, Great Lakes and Mississippi River valley, cultural resource management and heritage tourism
  4. General Statement:
    UNL offers training in historical archaeology within the framework of anthropological and archaeological research. Excavation, CRM, and collections management experience is offered through contract research projects and internships. The department has close contacts with the Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC) of the National Park Service (staff includes Steve DeVore, William Hunt, Mark Lynott Vergil E. Noble, and Jeff Richner) and also with the Nebraska State Historical Society. We offer an M.A. in Anthropology and an MA program in Professional Archaeology. Current research projects in historical archaeology include emigrant trails and battlefields.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Paul Demers, Peter Bleed, or Effie Athanassopoulos, Department of Anthropology and Geography, 810 Oldfather Hall , University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0368 USA; phone: 1-402-472-2411; fax: 402-472-9642; Email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Nevada-Reno
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. White, Carolyn L. (Ph.D., Boston University 2002, Assoc. Prof). Historical archaeology of the American West and East; gender and identity; material culture; contemporary archaeology; museum studies; historic preservation; western U.S., eastern U.S., Hawaii, and England.
    2. Sarah E. Cowie (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008, Asst. Prof). Historical archaeology of the American West and Southeast, social theory, power relations, structure and agency, landscapes, archaeology of working communities, industrial archaeology, and collaborative archaeology.
    3. Hardesty, Donald L., Emeritus, (Ph.D., Oregon 1972; Emeritus Prof.) historical archaeology, ecological anthropology, industrial archaeology, historic preservation; western U.S.
    4. Hattori, Eugene (Ph.D., Washington St. 1982; Adjunct Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, paleoecology.
    5. Mella R. Harmon (MS, University of Nevada, Reno 1998; Adjunct Asst. Prof) Land Use Planning/Historic Preservation
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Deborah A. Boehm (PhD U New Mexico 2005; Assoc. Prof) Gender and Women’s Studies, transnationalism, globalization and immigration; Latin America, US-Mexico borderlands.
    2. Louis C. Forline (PhD U of Florida-Gainesville 1997; Assoc. Prof) Sociocultural anthropology, lowland peoples of South America.
    3. Gary Haynes (PhD Catholic 1981; Prof) Archaeology, Pleistocene ecology; North America, southern Africa, northern Eurasia.
    4. Christopher Morgan (Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2006; Asst. Professor) Prehistoric archaeology, North America, China; hunter/gatherers, evolutionary ecology, lithics, cultural geography
    5. Marin Pilloud (Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2009; Asst. Prof) Physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, California and Turkey; research focus on skeletal and dental data to research stress, social structure, violent behavior and population migration.
    6. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Ph.D. Michigan, 2010; Asst. Prof) Migration, Diaspora, Citizenship; Islam; Religious Conversion; Historical Memory; Anthropology of Gender; Public Anthropology; Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.
    7. G Richard Scott (PhD Arizona State U, 1973; Prof) Dental anthropology, skeletal biology, bioarchaeology.
    8. Erin Stiles (PhD Washington U, 2002; Assoc. Prof) Religion, law, Islam, Islamic law; East Africa.
  5. General Statement:
    The university offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs with a specialization in historical archaeology. Students can also pursue a focus on historic preservation through the affiliated Historic Preservation Program. Ongoing research programs focus on industrial archaeology; western American emigration and settlement; trans-Atlantic trade; gender and personal identity; collaborative archaeology; and contemporary archaeology. Current faculty projects in historical archaeology include work in Carson City, Nevada; Granite Creek, Nevada; Laumai’a, Hawai’i; London, England, and Black Rock City, Nevada. Graduate students pursue topics including mining, landscapes, community, ethnicity, communications technology, material culture, and gender and identity via excavation and collections based projects. Special resources include extensive library holdings on mining and the history of the American West; the Historic Preservation Program, the Anthropology Research Museum; the Basque Studies Center; and paleoenvironmental laboratory facilities at the Desert Research Institute.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Carolyn L. White, mailing address: Department of Anthropology, MS 0096, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0096; phone: 775-682-7688; fax: 775-327-2226; email: Web page.


  1. Institution Name:
    New Mexico State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Rani T. Alexander (Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1993; Department Head and Professor) historical archaeology in Mesoamerica, archaeology of the Yucatán peninsula, colonialism and ethnohistory, archaeological households and site structure, agrarian ecology, zooarchaeology, and quantitative analytical methods.
    2. Kelly L. Jenks (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2011; Assistant Professor) Historical archaeology, Hispanic colonization and settlement, political and social identities, regional economic systems, analysis of historical-period artifacts and aboriginal ceramics, ethnohistory of the Southwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Fumi Arakawa (Ph.D. Washington State University, 2006; University Museum Director and Associate Professor) prehistoric American Southwest, lithic technological organization, pottery in Mesa Verde region, sociopolitical organization in tribal-level societies.
    1. William H. Walker (Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1995; Professor) southwestern archaeology and ritual in prehistory; ritual organization of the desert Mogollon including Casas Grandes Culture of Northern Chihuahua and Jornada and Mimbres branches of Southern New Mexico.
    2. Donald D. Pepion (Ed.D. Adult, Community, and Higher Education, Montana State University, 1999) Native American Studies, ethnohistory of Indigenous Blackfoot peoples (U.S. and Canada
  1. General Statement:
    The department offers the M.A. degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology. The program is designed for students who are interested in the traditional subdisciplines of anthropology, as well as such related fields as cultural resource management, medical anthropology, museum studies, and social impact assessment. The program is directed both toward students who intend to take a terminal M.A. degree and students who intend to enter a Ph.D. program. In addition to the M.A. in anthropology, our program also offers graduate minors in anthropology, archaeology, food studies, and Native American studies. NMSU is a participating institution of the Western Regional Graduate Program (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) and the Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management is offered at the WRGP tuition rate.
  • Regions: Greater Southwest, Mesoamerica, Southern Plains
  • Method/Material Specialties: ceramic analysis, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, historical archaeology
  • Emphases: Southwest prehistory, Mesoamerican archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM)

Our curriculum emphasizes archaeological theory, methodology, research design, fieldwork, laboratory work, quantitative analysis, writing and communication, ethics and professionalism, and cultural and historic preservation. Instruction includes seminars in archaeological method and theory; regular archaeological field schools emphasizing survey, mapping, and excavation; archaeological laboratory methods; animal bone analysis; ceramic analysis; lithic analysis; quantitative methods; historical archaeology; archaeology of the Southwest; topics in Mesoamerican archaeology; and cultural resource management. Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary training, especially through graduate minors offered in related programs such as GIS, geography, public history, soil science, and geology. The Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management for students who wish to gain employment in that industry, and many of our graduates have gained employment with CRM firms and federal agencie

  1. For More Information About Historical Archaeology Contact:

Rani T. Alexander ( or Kelly Jenks (, Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University, MSC 3BV/Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-2725; for information about admission to the MA program, please see the Department’s webpage ( ) and contact Lois Stanford, Graduate Director (


  1. Institution Name:
    City University of New York
  2. Department Title:
    Ph.D. Program in Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Bankoff, H. Arthur (Ph.D., Harvard 1974; Prof.) historical archaeology, farmsteads in urban environments, urbanization.
    2. McGovern, Thomas (Ph.D., Columbia 1979; Prof.) zooarchaeology, climatic impacts, paleoeconomy, North Atlantic Islands, eastern Arctic.
    3. Wall, Diana diZerega (Ph.D., NYU 1987; Prof.) historical archaeology, urban archaeology, class, ethnicity, gender.
  4. General Statement:
    Because the faculty is drawn from the archaeologists working at the numerous colleges that make up the university, graduate students have access to an unusually large number of archaeology faculty. Many of these faculty offer expertise in fields that are vital for historical archaeologists, including zooarchaeology, complex societies, and statistical analysis. Graduate students also have the opportunity to conduct research or do internships at the New York Historical Society and the American Museum of Natural History. The Ph.D. is offered.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Diana Wall, Department of Anthropology, the City College of New York, CUNY, 138th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 USA; phone: 212-650-7361; fax: 212-650-6607; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Northwestern University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. James A. Brown, Professor (PhD Chicago 1965) Archaeology of complex societies, comparative mortuary practices, religion, iconography, Eastern North America.
    2. Elizabeth M. Brumfiel, Professor (PhD Michigan 1976) Archaeology and ethnohistory, gender, class and factional dynamics in complex societies, ethnicity, museums and representation; Mesoamerica, Aztecs.
    3. Timothy Earle, Professor (PhD Michigan 1973) Archaeology of complex societies, ecological anthropology, prehistoric economics; Andes, Polynesia, Northern Europe.
    4. Ann C. Gunter, Professor in Art and Art History (Columbia University 1987) Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, Representation, Museum Studies, Near Eastern and Anatolian Archaeology.
    5. Mark W. Hauser, Assistant Professor (PhD Syracuse University 2001) Archaeology, Historical Anthropology, Slavery, Colonialism, Informal Markets, Race, Scale, Space and Place, Ceramic Analysis, Caribbean, African Diaspora.
    6. Cynthia Robin, Associate Professor (PhD U Pennsylvania 1999) Archaeology, households and settlements, social organization, complex societies, gender, class, feminist theory; Mesoamerica.
    7. Mary Weismantel, Professor (PhD U of IL, Urbana-Champaign 1986) Cultural anthropology, food, Prehispanic art, sex/gender, race, historical materialism; Andes, Latin America.
  4. Affiliated Faculty
    1. Anne P. Underhill (Ph.D. UBC 1990) Chair, Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interest-China
    2. L. Antonio Curet (Ph.D ASU 1992) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interest-Caribbean Basin
    3. Gary M. Feinman (Ph.D CUNY 1980) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interest-Complex Societies
    4. Chapurukha Kusimba (Ph.D. Bryn Mawr 1993) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interest-East Africa
    5. John Terrell (Ph.D. Harvard 1976) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interst Pacific
    6. Ryan Williams (Ph.D. Florida 1997) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History Area of Interest-South America and Archaeological Science
    7. William A. Parkinson (Ph.D. Michigan 1999) Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Area of Interest-Eurasia
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University offers a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Founded by Melville J. Herskovits in 1938, Northwestern’s Department is committed to fostering the historic diversity of the discipline by building an intellectual dialogue between humanistic and scientific perspectives. In particular the Department’s graduate programs emphasize the integration of the major anthropological subfields: archaeology, bioanthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. Students wishing to pursue advanced study in Historical Archaeology can take advantage of ongoing field and laboratory based projects run by the faculty. In addition the department has close intellectual ties with other departments and programs within the University that foster historical perspectives, including African American Studies, Art History, the Program on African Studies, Geography.  Students can also take advantage of facilities at our affiliated institution the Field Museum of Natural History.As archaeologists our strength is in the comparative study of complex societies and social inequality with research covering the globe: North America (Brown), South America (Weismantel), The Caribbean and African Diaspora (Hauser), Mesoamerica (Brumfiel and Robin), and Europe, South America, and the Pacific (Earle). Our specialties in complex societies and urbanism, in inequality, in subsistence and political economies, in social identity, and in gender connect unusually well with Historical Archaeology. In addition, the Geography Program (directed by John Hudson) that is embedded within the Department provides key resources on environment studies, settlement patterns, geographic information systems, and map making. Our department offers a unique lens focusing on topics germane to anthropological inquiry that cross-cut world areas, time periods, and scholarly endeavors.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Director of Graduate Studies, Robert LaunayDepartment of Anthropology  Northwestern University1810 Hinman Avenue Evanston, IL 60208-1330 Phone: 847-491-5402


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Pennsylvania
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Schuyler, Robert L. (Ph.D., UC-Santa Barbara 1975; Assoc. Prof./Assoc. Curator) historical archaeology, history, and theory of archaeology and anthropology, North America.
  4. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology has been taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 1960. In 1980, a formal program in historical archaeology was established. The program draws upon its own Graduate Group but also upon a strong combination of faculty and resources in several other departments (American Civilization, Folklore-Folklife, History, History and Sociology of Science, Historic Preservation, and the University Museum). Students in the Historical Archaeology program may specialize in any time period (16th-20th centuries) or geographic area. Students have done or are doing dissertations on various topics and sites in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Students wishing to specialize in historical archaeology must apply to the Anthropology Ph.D. program.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Robert L. Schuyler, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA; phone: 215-898-6965; fax: 215-898-0657; email: ; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Binghamton University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. McGuire, Randall H. (Ph.D., Arizona 1982; Distinguished Prof.) political economy, ideology, southwest and northeast U.S., northern Mexico, 19th-20th century, contact period, Labor History.
    2. Siobhan Hart, (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst 2009; Asst. Prof.) Northeast America, Native American history and archaeology, community archaeology, public archaeology, heritage management.
    3. Maria O’Donovan (Ph.D., Binghamton University; Adjunct Prof.) Urban archaeology, upstate New York, 19th Century.
    4. Ruth Van Dyke (Ph.D, Arizona 1998; Prof.) landscapes, identity, Texas, memory.
  4. General Statement:
    The department awards M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology with a specialization in historical archaeology. Faculty and students have ongoing research projects with historical foci in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Texas, and northwest Mexico. No faculty in the department do underwater archaeology and we presently have no facilities for such study. The department maintains seven archaeology laboratories for instruction and for faculty and student research. The Public Archaeology Facility is the non-profit contract archaeology arm of the department directed by Nina Versaggi (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton 1988). It provides employment and field experience, as well as thesis and dissertation projects for students in historical archaeology. The Archaeological Analytical Research Facility provides infrastructure and analytical support for faculty and student research. The department provides a computer pod for graduate student use with MAC- and IBM-compatible computers and a laser printer. For the 2013-2014 year, the department awarded a total of 24 assistantships, four of which were awarded to incoming students. Assistantships constitute a tuition waver and a stipend. University resources include the Fernand Braudel Center directed by Richard Lee, the Institute for Global Cultural Studies directed by Ali A. Mazrui, and the Sojourner Center for Women’s Studies directed by Ami Bar On.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Randall McGuire, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA; phone: 607-777-2906; fax: 607-777-2477; email:; Web pages:, and


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Saskatchewan
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology/Anthropology:
    1. Kennedy, Margaret (Ph.D., Calgary 1991; Assoc. Prof.) fur trade archaeology of western Canada, archaeology of contact, late-19th-20th-century settlement of western Canada, ethnicity, trade, industrial archaeology.
    2. Meyer, David (Ph.D., McMaster 1982; Prof.) fur trade archaeology of western Canada, early contact-period archaeology, Northern Plains, boreal forest archaeology.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Ernie Walker (Ph.D., UT-Austin 1980; Prof.) biological anthropology, faunal analysis, Northern Plains archaeology.
  5. General Statement:
    Our department, which specializes in the prehistoric and historical archaeology of the Northern Plains and boreal forest, offers an M.A. degree but not the Ph.D. Overall research interests in historical archaeology include the 18th- and 19th-century fur trade; the buffalo-robe trade of the late 19th century; western settlement, including that of specific ethnic and religious groups; and the industrial archaeology of western Canada (e.g., brickyards, coal and coke industry). Current projects by department members include homestead archaeology (Kennedy), historic-period trail inventories, investigations of 19th-century Métis buffalo-hunting winter villages, excavations at a turn-of-the-20th-century middle-class British experimental village site, fur trade site faunal and settlement analyses, and relief-camp studies. Graduate students are provided with both study and lab space. The main campus library has very good coverage of resources pertaining to historical archaeology. The department maintains an excellent comparative faunal collection and a computer lab. Students have access to the Western Development Museum, which is useful for those interested in studying the early Eurocanadian settlement era.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Margaret Kennedy, Department of Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, 55 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B1 Canada; phone: 306-966-4182; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Sheffield
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Albarella, Umberto (PhD, Research Officer) Ethnozooarchaeology; medieval Britain, Italy and Greece.
    2. Carroll, Maureen (PhD, Indiana; Reader) Roman funerary and garden archaeology; Germany and Italy.
    3. Hadley, Dawn (PhD, Birmingham; Reader) Viking and medieval archaeology, gender studies; Britain.
    4. Moreland, John (PhD, Sheffield; Reader) Archaeological theory; Britain and Italy.
    5. Rempel, Jane (PhD, Michigan; Lecturer) Greek archaeology and colonisation; the Black Sea and Armenia.
    6. Willmott, Hugh (PhD, Durham; Lecturer), Later historical archaeology, material culture studies; north-western Europe and early
    7. colonial settlements.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Dr Gianna Ayala, Prof. Keith Branigan, Prof. Andrew Chamberlain, Dr Mike Charles, Prof. John Collis, Dr Peter Day, Prof. Robin Dennell, Dr Roger Doonan, Prof. Paul Halstead, Dr Caroline Jackson, Dr Robert Johnson, Prof. Glynis Jones, Dr Kevin Kuykendall, Prof. Michael Parker Pearson, Dr Paul Pettitt, Prof. Marek Zvelebil.
  5. General Statement:
    At Sheffield we define Historical Archaeology as the archaeology of literate societies, and the focus of our teaching spans the Classical period through to the modern day. This capitalises on the wealth of research and teaching expertise in historical archaeology at Sheffield. We currently offer two graduate programmes; MA Material Culture Studies and MA European Historical Archaeology. These courses offer teaching of an inter-disciplinary nature, and produces graduates capable of doctoral research. A large number of graduates from these courses have also been appointed to research, museum and field unit posts worldwide, for which the course provides excellent training. Core modules taken by students on The MA European Historical Archaeology are; Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology, Literacy and Textual Analysis, Death and Commemoration, and either Medieval and Post-Medieval Europe or The Classical, as well as a dissertation. Core Modules taken by students on the MA Material Culture Studies are; Introduction to Material Culture Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology of Material culture Study, a practical Assemblage Study and either a dissertation or a vocational work placement. Students on both programmes also get to chose option modules that include; Material Life and Culture in the Medieval & Later World, Vikings & the Scandinavian World, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Society, Dark Age Britain, Aspects of Classical Greek Society, Homeric Archaeology and Texts, The Application of Science-Based Archaeology (choice of either archaeobotany, archaeozoology, skeletal studies or materials science). The department runs a number of fieldwork projects in aspects of historical archaeology that are open to students. Details on current field projects are available at
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Dr Hugh Willmott, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Northgate House, West Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0…; fax: +44 (0) 114 2722563; email:; Web page for MA Material Culture Studies; Web page for MA European Historical Archaeology


  1. Institution Name:
    Simon Fraser University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology
    1. Burley, David V. (Ph.D., Simon Fraser 1979; Prof.) traditional history, northwestern North America, South Pacific, 18th-20th centuries.
    2. D’Andrea, Catherine (Ph.D., Toronto 1992; Assoc. Prof.) archaeobotany, New and Old World domesticates.
    3. Driver, Jonathan C. (Ph.D., Calgary 1978; Prof.) zooarchaeology, domesticated faunas.
    4. Hayden, Brian D. (Ph.D., Toronto 1976; Prof.) European/Native contact, ethnoarchaeology, theory, northwestern North America.
    5. Jamieson, Ross W. (Ph.D., Calgary 1996; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, Spanish Colonialism, domestic architecture, material culture, ethnohistory.
    6. Nelson, Eric (Ph.D., McMaster 1972; Prof.) applied archaeometry, stable-isotope analysis.
    7. Skinner, Mark M. (Ph.D., Cambridge 1978; Prof.) osteology, forensics, historic cemeteries.
    8. Yang, Dongya (Ph.D., McMaster 1998; Asst Prof.) molecular bioarchaeology, osteology, forensics.
    9. Yellowhorn, Eldon (Ph.D., McGill 2002; Asst. Prof.) Plains and fur trade archaeology, oral history, traditional knowledge, indigenous archaeology.
  4. General Statement:
    The department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in archaeology with the potential to specialize in historical archaeology through thesis study. The full department has 14 faculty appointments holding a range of theoretical and methodological interests. Many of these crosscut historical archaeology, and those listed above are willing to supervise or sit as committee members for historical archaeology students. Students entering the Ph.D. program must have completed the M.A. degree with a written thesis. The department maintains a small museum of Ethnology and Archaeology and has close working relationships with other museums and historic sites in British Columbia. Graduate student support is limited to seven semester fellowships as well as teaching assistantships. University-wide entrance scholarships are also available.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Merril Farmer, Graduate Secretary, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada. Faculty contact for historical archaeology is David V. Burley; phone: 604-291-4727: fax: 604-291-5666; email:; Website:


  1. Institution Name:
    Sonoma State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Praetzellis, Adrian (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 1991; Prof.) historical archaeology, CRM, local history, urban archaeology.
    2. Purser, Margaret (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 1987; Prof.) historical archaeology, gender and archaeology, vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies, 19th-century West, Pacific region.
  4. General Statement:
    The department offers an M.A. in Cultural Resources Management. However, courses are offered in historical archaeology, and students may specialize in this area. The Anthropological Studies Center, an adjunct organization, regularly carries out research in historical archaeology and local history, so students may get practical experience in these areas.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Margaret Purser or Adrian Praetzellis, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA; phone: 707-604-2312; Email: Web pages: (for a list of MA theses).


  1. Institution Name:
    University of South Carolina
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Casey, Joanna (Ph.D., Toronto 1993; Assoc. Prof.) ethnoarchaeology, Late Stone Age African archaeology, West Africa.
    2. Ferguson, Leland (Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill 1971; Dist. Prof. Emeritus) historical archaeology, African and Native Americans, complex societies.
    3. Kelly, Kenneth G. (Ph.D., UCLA 1995; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, African archaeology, African Diaspora, Caribbean, plantations.
    4. Wagner, Gail E. (Ph.D., Washington U, St. Louis 1987; Assoc. Prof.) paleoethnobotany, complex societies, contact-period Native Americans, Eastern Woodlands.
    5. Weik, Terrance (Ph.D., Florida 2002; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, African Diaspora, Maroon settlements, U.S. Southeast, Latin America, GIS. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    6. Christopher A. Amer (M.A., Texas A&M 1986; State Underwater Archaeologist; Assoc. Dir., Maritime Research Division, S. Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology [SCIAA]; SCIAA/U S Carolina [U.S.C]) nautical archaeology, ship and boat construction and architecture, submerged cultural resources.
    7. Edward R. Carr (Ph.D., Syracuse 2001; Ph.D., Kentucky 2002; Assoc. Prof. Geography) development, human dimensions of global change, ethnographic and archaeological methods, Africa.
    8. Charles R. Cobb (Ph.D., 1988 Southern Illinois, Carbondale; Prof. Anthropology, Director SCIAA) colonialism, political economy, lithic analysis, southeastern United States.
    9. Christopher Ohm Clement (Ph.D., Florida 1995; SCIAA/U.S.C) historical archaeology, plantation archaeology.
    10. Chester DePratter (Ph.D., Georgia 1983; Res. Prof., SCIAA and Inst. for Southern Studies; Assoc. Dir. Res. Div. SCIAA) prehistoric and contact-period archaeology, ethnohistory, U.S. Southeast.
    11. J. Christopher Gillam (Ph.D., U.S.C, Geography; SCIAA/U.S.C) anthropology, geographic information systems.
    12. King, Adam (Ph.D. Georgia 1996, SCIAA/USC) Complex societies, political organization, regional scale change, art and iconography, ceramic analysis, Southeastern US
    13. Jonathan M. Leader (Ph.D., Florida 1988; State Archaeologist, Head, Office of the State Archaeologist; Conservator, SCIAA/U.S.C) archaeometallurgy, objects conservation, CRM, ethnohistory, prehistoric and historical archaeology, museology, remote sensing.
    14. Steven D. Smith (M.A., Kentucky 1983; Assoc. Dir. Applied Res. Div.; SCIAA/U.S.C) historical archaeology, CRM, military sites archaeology.
    15. Stanley A. South (H.H.D. S Carolina 1997; Archaeologist, Res. Prof., SCIAA/U.S.C) historical archaeology, archaeological theory and method, Spanish Colonial archaeology, U.S. Southeast.
    16. James D. Spirek (M.A., E. Carolina 1993; Archaeologist, SCIAA/U.S.C) underwater archaeology, submerged CRM.
    17. Saddler Taylor (M.A., Western Kentucky 1998; Curator of Folklife and Research) communal foodways, community-based music traditions, folk narrative.
  4. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina offers the M.A. and, as of 2005, the Ph.D. in Anthropology. Our program offers instruction in the four traditional sub-fields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and physical/biological anthropology. University of South Carolina has offered the M.A. degree in anthropology with a focus on historical archaeology for over 20 years, making it one of the longest-running historical archaeology programs in the U.S. Students have worked on a wide range of historical-archaeological topics, with a concentration on the archaeology of the African-American experience and the African Diaspora. The emphasis of the four-field Department of Anthropology, with 16 full-time faculty, is on comparative diasporas and social justice. Several programs offered by the university can supplement the M.A. and Ph.D degree coursework, including certificates in Women’s Studies and Museum Studies and courses in historic preservation, African American Studies, and GIS. In addition to thesis and dissertation topics associated with faculty research projects, employment and research opportunities are available with SCIAA and its collections. Other resources available to students include the Caroliniana collection of historical documents related to the state’s history, and the holdings of the Thomas Cooper Library, recently ranked among the top 50 research libraries in the United States. We also offer a Certificate Program in Historical Archaeology and CRM for students in other degree and non-degree programs.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Kenneth Kelly, Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA; phone: 803-777-6500; fax: 803-777-0259; Email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of South Florida
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    This institution has no faculty specialization in underwater archaeology. Our institution has several archaeologists who conduct research in historical archaeology:

    1. Thomas Pluckhahn [] (PhD 2002, University of Georgia), Assistant Professor. Research Interests: cultural resource management, settlement pattern studies, household archaeology, environmental anthropology, historical archaeology, ceramic analysis, GIS applications for anthropology; Eastern United States and Mesoamerica.
    2. Brent R. Weisman [] (PhD 1987, University of Florida), Professor and Associate Dean. Research Interests: historical and public archaeology, oral history, culture contact, Native Americans and African Americans, Florida Seminole Indians; Southeastern United States (especially Florida).
    3. Nancy Marie White [] (PhD 1982, Case Western Reserve University), Professor. Research Interests: archaeological theory, cultural and human ecology, gender in anthropological perspective, public archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural resource management; Eastern United States and Mesoamerica.
    4. Erin H. Kimmerle [] (PhD 2004, University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Assistant Professor. Research Interests: bioarchaeology, applied biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, forensic imaging for facial recognition, human identification, demography, trauma analysis; Florida, Nigeria.
    5. Robert H. Tykot [] (PhD 1995, Harvard University), Professor. Research Interests: archaeological science, Mediterranean prehistory, Old World archaeology, ancient diets around the world, bone chemistry, exchange studies, obsidian, marble; Italy (especially Sardinia).
    6. E. Christian Wells [] (PhD 2003, Arizona State University), Assistant Professor and Graduate Director. Research Interests: geoarchaeology, applied archaeology, economic anthropology, soil science, quantitative and formal methods; Mesoamerica, Central America, American Southwest.
  4. General Statement:
    The Graduate Program at USF offers MA and PhD degrees in Applied Anthropology, through which students learn the fundamentals of the four subfields of anthropology, their links with one another, and their relation to other academic disciplines. At the MA level, the archaeology track focuses on coursework in archaeological method and theory that prepares students for careers in cultural resources management or with public and private agencies and museums responsible for managing archaeological resources. At the PhD level, the track provides advanced training and research in applied archaeological anthropology, offering preparation for both academic and practicing positions. We also offer a Concentration in Cultural Resource Management, in which students at both levels may choose to take classes that focus on the practical management of cultural and archaeological resources.The department maintains significant archaeological collections estimated to contain over a million specimens systematically collected from prehistoric and historical sites throughout Florida and the Southeastern U.S. There are type collections for prehistoric and historic ceramics, lithics, and historical artifacts from Florida and the wider Southeast. Of particular importance are collections of projectile points ranging in date from Paleo-Indian through the contact period, and prehistoric collections from peninsular and northwest Florida. Additional collections, representing Mesoamerica and the American Southwest, include nearly 300 examples of whole pottery vessels, figurines, and other artifacts. There are five archaeological laboratories in the department, equipped for artifact processing, documentation, and conservation; optical microscopy, photography, illustration, and drawing; physical and chemical analysis of archaeological materials; and preparation of museum exhibits. There is also access to instrumental facilities at USF with equipment for remote-sensing using ground penetrating radar; thin-section and metallographic sample preparation and analysis; micro-analytical analysis and elemental characterization using scanning electron microscopy with energy and wavelength dispersive x-ray spectrometers; characterization using x-ray diffraction; and elemental/isotopic analysis by inductively coupled plasma optical emission and mass spectrometers. Two primary affiliates of the Department of Anthropology provide research and employment opportunities for our graduate students. The Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies provides faculty and students with the opportunity for interdisciplinary training and research in three-dimensional visualization and spatial mapping using High Definition Documentation Survey technologies, including 3D Laser Scanning, Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems, photogrammetry, and multi-spectral imaging. The Tampa Regional Public Archaeology Center, part of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, promotes and facilitates the conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage on Florida’s west coast. The Center’s activities include promoting archaeological/heritage tourism, developing partnerships with regional heritage organizations, disseminating archaeological information to the public, promoting regional heritage events and programs, and facilitating archaeological volunteer opportunities.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Dr. Heide Castaneda, Graduate Director, Department of Anthropology University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620-8100 USA, email:, website:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Southampton
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Archaeology:
    1. Adams, Jonathan (B.A., Dunelm; D.Phil., Stockholm; MIFA, FSA; Dir. Centre for Maritime Archaeology; Sr. Lect. Maritime Archaeology; Postgrad Res. Coord) design, construction, and use of wooden ships in northern Europe, theory and practice of underwater archaeological excavation and recording, experimental archaeology (reconstructions and modeling).
    2. Blue, Lucy (Ph.D., Oxford; Lect.) theory and practice of ethnographic research, paleogeography and the archaeology of harbors, pre-Classical seafaring in the Near East.
    3. Dix, Justin (Ph.D., St. Andrews; Lect. in Marine Archaeological Geophysics; jnt. appt with School of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the Southampton Oceanography Centre) geological processes and archaeology, site formation processes, high-resolution marine seismology.
    4. McGrail, Seán (D.Phil.; Prof.) Ancient seafaring, experimental archaeology, ethnography.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Timothy Champion (D.Phil.; Prof.) heritage management, maritime prehistory.
    2. David Hinton (Prof.) medieval archaeology.
    3. Dominic Hudson (Ph.D., Dept of Ship Science) ship science in archaeology.
    4. David Wheatley (Ph.D.) archaeological computing.
    5. Philip Wilson (Prof.).Associated academic staff from collaborating institutions include:
    6. Christopher Dobbs (M.A.; Mary Rose Trust) experimental archaeology, museums.
    7. Damian Goodburn (Ph.D., U College London) ancient woodworking.
    8. J. D. Hill (Ph.D.; British Museum) maritime landscapes, Iron Age, and Romano-British maritime archaeology.
    9. Mark Jones (Ph.D.; Mary Rose Trust) conservation.
    10. Roger Leech (Prof.).
    11. Gustav Milne (M.Sc.; U College London) waterfront and intertidal archaeology.
    12. David Peacock (Prof.).
    13. David Tomalin (Ph.D.; Vis. Fellow) heritage management.
    14. Other research-associated bodies include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (deep-water archaeology), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (imaging in underwater archaeology), University College, South Stockholm (ships and society), the National Museum of Sweden (various shipwreck-recording projects, and the Guernsey Museum & Galleries.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton is one of the largest in Europe and was awarded a Grade 5a (highest evaluation) in the last Research Assessment Exercise. The department was also awarded a maximum 24 points by the Quality Assurance Association for its curriculum design, and excellence in teaching and learning. The department regards maritime archaeology as one of its six principal research themes and has embedded the subject into all levels of its teaching syllabus. All students are introduced to the subject in their first year. Course units in years two and three mean a maritime component can be followed throughout the undergraduate degree. The dissertation topic can also be maritime, and students can participate in a number of maritime field projects, many involving underwater work. For those who wish to specialize at the graduate level, the department runs a taught master’s course in Maritime Archaeology (M.A. or M.Sc.) with the opportunity to continue for doctoral research. The master’s course includes substantial practical components and provides the opportunity for participation in ongoing research projects. These projects include research into the historical context of shipwrecks including the Mary Rose, St. Peter Port medieval wrecks, the Sea Venture in Bermuda, as well as several sites in the Baltic (Adams), several marine geoarchaeology projects concerning both sites (whether wrecks or paleolandscapes) and advanced methods (Dix), the Eyemouth Boats Project (Blue), and harbor research in the Red Sea (Peacock and Blue). The waterfront location of the university, the department’s academic strength, and the collaboration among relevant departments mean that Southampton’s maritime archaeology syllabus is the broadest available. In 1997, the university launched the Centre for Maritime Archaeology to act as a focus for teaching and research within the university. The centre has its own building, including teaching laboratories, study space for postgraduate students, and an offprint library. The university library is extensive, and its maritime collection has recently been expanded. Locally, the department has close links with the Nautical Archaeology Society, the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, Southampton City Archaeological Unit, the Mary Rose Trust, and English Heritage.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Dr. E. Christian Wells, Graduate Director, Department of Anthropology University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620-8100 USA, phone: 813/974.2337, fax: 813/974.2668, email:, website:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Southern Denmark
  2. Department Title:
    Maritime Archaeology Programme, Department of History
  3. Faculty in Maritime Archaeology:
    1. Maarleveld, Thijs J. (PhD Leiden; Prof., program dir.) maritime archaeology, formation processes and underwater research, analysis of construction and use of wooden ships, heritage management.
    2. Auer, Jens (Ph.D . SDU; MA Greifswald; MA Edinburgh; Ass. Professor), Maritime archaeology, early Modern shipbuilding, surveying and underwater methodology.
    3. Trakadas, Athena (PhD Southampton; MA Aarhus; MA Texas A&M; Assoc. Prof.), maritime, coastal and fluvial archaeology, ports/harbors, marine resource exploitation, heritage management, experimental and ethno-archaeology.
    4. Alexiou, Konstantinos (MA SDU; MA Athens; Research Assistant), archaeological and commercial diving, hull design and performance.
    5. Thomsen, Christian H.R. (MA SDU; Ph.D. Researcher), maritime archaeology, landing sites and harbors.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Rheinheimer, Martin (Dr.habil. Kiel; Professor, Head of Centre for Maritime and Regional Studies), coastal settlement and regional history, Wadden Sea region.
    2. Pedersen P. (PhD. Århus, Assoc. Prof.) Mediterranean studies
    3. Liburd, Janne Jørgensen (PhD Århus; Assoc. Research Prof., Fisheries and Maritime Museum), maritime studies, museology and heritage management.
    4. Hahn-Pedersen, Morten (MA Århus; Associate Research Professor, Fisheries and Maritime Museum) maritime studies, museology and heritage management.
    5. Guldberg, Mette (PhD Århus; Assoc. Research Prof., Fisheries and Maritime Museum), maritime history and material culture, museology.
    6. Byskov, Søren (PhD Århus; Assis. Research Prof., Fisheries and Maritime Museum), coastal landscape and coastal management.
  5. General statement:
    The two-year MA program was created with employability in mind. Its aim is not just to provide an education in maritime archaeology, but to prepare students for a career in this field. The course is structured around skills which are necessary in the fields of heritage management, consultancy and archaeological contract work, but also benefit students who want to follow more traditional research-oriented career paths such as at universities and museums. PhD study is also possible within the program; please contact Prof. Thijs Maarleveld for individual inquiries (see below). Students also have the opportunity to obtain an internationally-recognized commercial SCUBA diving qualification at very low cost, as the program operates an approved commercial diving school (the Danish “SCUBA erhvervsdykker” certificate, equivalent to HSE SCUBA).
  6. For More Information ContactProf. Thijs Maarleveld, Niels Bohrs Vej 9, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark, phone: +45 65504152, email:; Assoc. Prof. Jens Auer, phone: +45 65504150, email:; Assoc. Prof. Athena Trakadas, phone: +45 65508349, email: Web pages ,,,


  1. Institution Name:
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  2. Department Title:
    Anthropology and Sociology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Young, Amy L. (Ph.D., UT-Knoxville 1995; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, urban archaeology, southeastern archaeology, African-American archaeology, plantations.
  4. Other RelatedFaculty/Staff:
    1. Marie Danforth (Prof.); Ed Jackson (Prof.).
  5. General Statement:
    General Statement: The program focuses on southeastern historical archaeology with an emphasis on 19th-century urban and African-American archaeology. The anthropology program has an archaeology laboratory and a physical anthropology laboratory. A partnership with the U.S. Forest Service has provided internships for practical experience. A stipend and fee waiver is included. The university has a special collections and archives for historical research. The program offers an M.A. in anthropology. Students may also wish to pursue a dual Masters in Anthropology and History, which focuses on public sector training to prepare students for careers in CRM, historic preservation, and cultural heritage tourism.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Amy L. Young, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Box 5074, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5074 USA; phone: 601-266-4306; fax: 601-266-6373; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Stanford University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Lynn Meskell (Professor, Anthropology. Ph.D. Cambridge 1997): South Africa, Egypt, social theory, materiality, heritage, ethics, ethnography, Çatalhöyük figurines.
    2. Barbara Voss (Assistant Professor, Anthropology. Ph.D. Berkeley 2002): Historical archaeology of North America, Spanish colonization, Overseas Chinese archaeology, gender and sexuality, heritage and cultural resource management, ceramics, architecture.
    3. Michael Wilcox (Assistant Professor, Anthropology. Ph.D. Harvard 2001): Postcolonial archaeology, ethnic identity and conflict, Native American archaeology, ethics.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Giovanna Ceserani (Assistant Professor, Classics): History of archaeology and of classics, intellectual history, ancient Greeks in South Italy.
    2. David DeGusta (Assistant Professor, Anthropology): Human osteology, bioarchaeology, human evolution, fauna, Africa.
    3. Ian Hodder (Professor, Anthropology): Archaeological theory, Çatalhöyük, European prehistory, material culture, long-term social and cultural change.
    4. Laura Jones (Campus Archaeology): California, French Polynesia, cultural resource law, museum studies.
    5. Richard Klein (Professor, Anthropology): Human evolution, modern human origins, stone age prehistory, Ysterfontein middle stone age site, southern Africa, zooarchaeology.
    6. Gail Mahood (Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences): Volcanology; geoarchaeology; obsidian and stone provenance, tephrachronology.
    7. Ian Morris (Professor, Classics): Mediterranean, iron age, economics, equality, colonialism, long-term history.
    8. John Rick (Associate Professor, Anthropology): prehistoric archaeology, stone tool studies, analytical methodology, animal domestication, Latin America, Southwestern U.S.
    9. Ian Robertson (Assistant Professor, Anthropology): Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan, complex/urban societies, statistical methods, ceramic and lithic analysis.
    10. Michael Shanks (Professor, Classics): Design history, urbanism, Greek & Roman antiquity, new media, contemporary art and archaeology.
    11. Jennifer Trimble (Assistant Professor, Classics): Roman Empire, visual culture, gender, urbanism, mapping and representation.
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University offers historical archaeologists the opportunity to pursue graduate research leading to the M.A. or the Ph.D. degree. Faculty members in the Department of Anthropology specializing in historical archaeology engage in field and laboratory projects with an emphasis on urbanism, colonialism/post-colonialism, heritage, racialization, gender, and sexuality. Archaeologists working in the Department of Anthropology collaborate with scholars from multiple departments through the interdisciplinary Stanford Archaeology Center. In addition to housing laboratory and office space for students, the Stanford Archaeology Center sponsors workshops, lecture series, conferences, and provides a collegial atmosphere for creating links between Anthropology and Classics, as well as between other participating schools and departments from Earth Sciences to Art History. Indeed, the Center is situated so as to generally enhance interactions at Stanford between the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. It aims to facilitate and encourage innovative collaborative research that has a global reach. Although archaeology at Stanford covers a wide range of areas and topics, it is important to stress that graduate students are admitted to the Archaeology Program through the affiliate departments, from which they will ultimately receive their PhD degree (usually Anthropology, Classics, or Geological and Environmental Sciences). For further information about specific programs, please contact the relevant department.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    For the Stanford Archaeology Center: For the Department of Anthropology,, Shelly Coughlan, Student Program Coordinator, Bldg 50, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2034 phone: (650) 723-4641, e-mail: For Classics:, Alicia Sanchez, Student Services and Admissions, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2080.


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Sydney
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Gibbs, Martin (PhD. Western Australia, 1996). Lecturer. Historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, contact archaeology of Australia and the Pacific.
    2. Colley, Sarah (PhD. Southampton), GradCert (Tertiary Education). Senior Lecturer. Public archaeology, cultural heritage management, archaeology of Aboriginal-European contact; analysis and interpretation of faunal remains.
    3. Clarke, Annie (PhD. Aust National Uni; M.A. Univ. of W.A.). Contact archaeology in northern Australia, Contact Rock art, archaeobotany, Director Heritage Studies.
    4. Mr. Andrew Wilson (web:;: Archaeological Computing Laboratory, Sydney TIMEMAP project.
    5. Ms Judy Birmingham (Retired Assoc Prof. – Research Associate). Historical archaeology of NSW, Irrawang Potteries, Central Australian Archaeology Project.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Fletcher, Roland (PhD., M.A. Cambridge) Associate Professor). Growth of settlements, Director, Greater Angkor Archaeology project.
    2. Dr Lesley Beaumont: The iconography & social history of children in Greek art. Associate Professor Alison Betts: Nomadic peoples in the ancient Near East and Central Asia.
    3. Dr Ian Johnson: Geographic Information Systems. Director of Archaeological Computing Laboratory and the Sydney TIMEMAP project.
    4. Professor Margaret Miller: Iron Age Greek art and archaeology, especially Greek relations with peoples to the East, and, Attic iconography.
    5. Professor Dan Potts: Archaeology of Western Asia c. 3500 B.C. to 630 A.D.
    6. Dr Ted Robinson: The archaeology of South Italy.
    7. Dr Dougald O’Reilly: The archaeology of Southeast Asia. HeritageWatch.
  5. General Statement:
    The University of Sydney has the oldest program in historical archaeology in Australia, established by Judy Birmingham in the 1960s. It offers two specific undergraduate courses in historical archaeology and research M.A. and PhD. Degrees. Staff experience encompasses historical archaeology in Australia and the Pacific, with additional specialisation in the archaeologies of cross-cultural contact. Gibbs is former director of the Masters in Maritime Archaeology at James Cook University and will be developing this field at USyd at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In additional to the traditional archaeology program, Sydney is also base for the Archaeological Computing Laboratory which provides state of the art GIS and multimedia capabilities and training. USyd also has a full range of remote sensing and laboratory facilities. The wider Archaeology department is engaged in research in Australian and Pacific prehistory, Southeast Asia, the Near East and the Mediterranean.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Martin Gibbs, Dept of Archaeology, University of Sydney New South Wales, 2006, Australia; phone: +61-2-90366010; email:; Web page:,


  1. Institution Name:
    Syracuse University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Armstrong, Douglas V. (Ph.D., UCLA 1983; Prof., Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professor, and Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence) historical archaeology, ethnohistory, African Caribbean transformations, culture contact, plantation communities, free black settlement, public policy, collections management, material analysis, GIS applications, global positioning systems (GPS), Caribbean, North America (Northeast, California).
    2. DeCorse, Christopher (Ph.D., UCLA 1989; Prof. Anthropology & Chair) historical archaeology, African prehistory and historical archaeology, culture change, material culture, West Africa, North America (Northeast).
    3. Novak, Shannon A. (PhD, Utah 1999; Asst Prof) human osteology, ethnohistory, collective violence, memory politics, North America (Great Basin, Ozarks), Europe (Croatia, England).
    4. Singleton, Theresa (Ph.D., Florida 1980; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, African-American archaeology, African Diaspora, ethnohistory, museum studies and collections management, North America (Southeast), Caribbean (Cuba), West Africa.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Pat (M. E.) Bickford (Ph.D., Illinois 1960; Prof. Emeritus Earth Sciences) analytical chemistry, isotopic and X-ray analysis.
    2. John Burdick (Ph.D., CUNY 1990; Prof. Anthropology) religion and politics, African Diaspora, social movement theory, Latin America, Brazil.
    3. H. Peter Castro (Ph.D., UC-Santa Barbara 1988; Assoc. Prof. Anthropology) applied anthropology, development, resource management, Africa.
    4. Mark Fleishman (Ph.D., UCLA 1974; Asst. Prof. Emeritus Anthropology) human osteology, faunal analysis, general physical anthropology.
    5. Anne E. Mosher (Ph.D., Penn St. 1989; Assoc. Prof. Geography) historical, urban, and social geography, U.S.
    6. James L. Newman (Ph.D., Minnesota 1968; Prof. Emeritus Geography) historical geography, population, diet, and nutrition, Africa.
    7. Deborah Pellow (Ph.D., Northwestern 1974; Prof. Anthropology) anthropology of space, gender studies, West Africa.
    8. David J. Robinson (Ph.D., London 1967; Prof. Geography) historical geography, Latin American colonial populations, development.
    9. Maureen Schwarz (Ph.D., Washington 1998; Prof. Anthropology) Native American gender studies, applied anthropology, sacred spaces.
    10. Stephen Webb (Ph.D., Wisconsin 1965; Prof. History) colonial American history, the Iroquois.
  5. General Statement:
    Historical archaeology at Syracuse combines a unique set of resources that utilize the university’s multidisciplinary strengths. Our focus is on ethnohistory, culture change and transformation, and the impact of historical contact and interaction between cultures. Anthropology is administered through the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2002 as the top program in public administration. This facilitates interdisciplinary studies in environmental issues, historic preservation, and policy planning. Historical archaeology draws upon strengths in anthropology as well as history, geography, and earth sciences. Facilities include a laboratory complex, Syracuse University Archaeological Research Center, GIS and GPS equipment, and analytical equipment. Analytical facilities within the Earth Sciences Department include high-precision isotope ratio, mass spectrometer, X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, X-ray diffractometer, and directly coupled plasma spectrometer. Students take courses in the Maxwell School, Women’s Studies, Museum Studies, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and SUNY-Upstate Medical Center. Funding is competitive; currently 95% of enrolled students are funded. Opportunities include university fellowships, teaching assistantships, and funded projects. Students are encouraged to participate in the Future Professoriate Project funded by the PEW Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education. Completion of this program leads to a Certificate in University Teaching awarded upon completion of the doctoral degree. All admitted applicants enter the doctoral program. Both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are awarded.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    John S. Burdick, Graduate Director, Anthropology Department, Maxwell 209-Box A, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1200 USA; phone: 315-443-2435/2200; email ; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Temple University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. David Orr (Urban archaeology, archaeology of Philadelphia, battlefield archaeology, material culture theory, vernacular architecture, CRM and Heritage archaeology, archaeology of Roman Pompeii).
  4. For More Information Contact:
    David Orr, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, E-mail Address:, Temple University, Department of Anthropology, Gladfelter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 USA, Voice mail: 215-204-7775 Fax: 215-204-1410. Website:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Anderson, David G. (Ph.D., Michigan 1990; Assoc. Prof.) southeastern U.S., Caribbean, heritage/cultural resource management.
    2. DeCorse, Elizabeth Kellar (Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2003, Research Assistant Professor) historical archaeology, Caribbean archaeology, southeastern archaeology, slavery and plantations, free black sites, public education and outreach.
    3. Faulkner, Charles H. (Ph.D., Indiana 1970; Prof. Emeritus) North American historical archaeology, eastern U.S., historical architecture, urban archaeology, industrial archaeology.
    4. Heath, Barbara J. (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1988; Assistant Professor) North American historical archaeology, Middle-Atlantic, Caribbean, plantations, public archaeology.
    5. Klippel, Walter E. (Ph.D., Missouri 1971; Prof.) zooarchaeology of historic-period sites.
    6. Schroedl, Gerald F. (Ph.D., Washington St 1972; Prof.) historic Native Americans, Cherokee studies, Caribbean, western U.S.
    7. Simek, Jan F. (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton 1984; Prof.) Old World historic-period sites, Western Europe, quantitative methods, geoarchaeology.
  4. General Statement:
    The department offers a wide range of graduate studies in historical archaeology including the postcontact Western Hemisphere, zooarchaeology, and quantitative methods. The M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are awarded. Departmental facilities include an historical archaeology laboratory with a large type collection of ceramics, glass, and architectural materials, zooarchaeology laboratory and collections, geoarchaeology laboratory, and departmental library. Students also have access to the facilities and collections of McClung Museum on campus.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Barbara J. Heath, Department of Anthropology, 243 South Stadium Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720, phone 865-974-1098, fax 865-974-2686; email, Web page: http//


  1. Institution Name:
    Texas A&M University
  2. Department Title:
    The Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Carlson, Deborah (Ph.D., Texas 2004; Asst. Prof.) nautical archaeology, Classical seafaring, Greek and Roman archaeology.
    2. Crisman, Kevin J. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1989; Assoc. Prof.) nautical archaeology, historical archaeology, ship construction, Western Hemisphere.
    3. Hamilton, Donny L. (Ph.D., Texas 1975; Prof, Program Head, and President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology [INA]) historical archaeology, nautical archaeology, artifact conservation, North America, Caribbean.
    4. Pulak, Cemal M. (Ph.D., Texas A&M 1997; Assoc. Prof.) nautical archaeology, Bronze Age seafaring, maritime trade, Mediterranean, history of seafaring.
    5. Smith, C. Wayne (Ph.D., Texas A&M; Assoc. Prof.) nautical archaeology, artifact conservation, Caribbean.
    6. Vieira de Castro, Luis Felipe (Ph.D., Texas A&M 2001; Asst. Prof.) nautical archaeology, European maritime expansion, Portugal (medieval and post-medieval), history of ship construction and ship reconstruction.
    7. Wachsmann, Shelley (Ph.D., Hebrew 1990; Assoc Prof.) nautical archaeology, Biblical archaeology, pre-classical archaeology, Near East, Mediterranean.
  4. General Statement:
    Nautical Archaeology is a program within the Department of Anthropology that offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The emphasis of the program is academic rather than technical. Candidates for admission are evaluated on their research and communication abilities rather than their diving records. A B.A. degree in a relevant field is required for admission to the M.A. program; a thesis-option M.A. degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. However, there are provisions to go straight into the doctoral program, with a baccalaureate degree. Students can choose from a wide range of specializations, ranging from the pre-classical Mediterranean to medieval northern Europe to the colonial New World, among others. Students also have the opportunity to study the history of ship construction and conservation. An interdisciplinary program with the Department of Oceanography provides training in remote sensing and deepwater surveys and excavations. There are excellent conservation and ship-reconstruction laboratories and opportunities on shipwreck projects around the globe. The Nautical Archaeology Program benefits from its affiliation with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), headquartered on the TAMU Campus, which provides field and research opportunities in the Americas, Europe, and the Mediterranean where INA has a research center in Bodrum, Turkey. Valuable training in palynology and faunal identification is offered in the Dept. of Anthropology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    The Graduate Advisor, Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4352 USA; phone: 979-845-6398; fax: 979-845-6399; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Ulster
  2. Department Title:
    Centre for Maritime Archaeology, School of Environmental Studies
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Breen, Colin (Ph.D., Belfast, Member Irish Association of Professional Archaeologists [MIAPA]; Lect in Maritime Archaeology) archaeology of maritime landscapes, archaeology of shipwrecks, heritage management, development of medieval coasts, archaeology of Gaelic maritime Ireland.
    2. Callaghan, Claire (M.A., Cork, MIAPA; Res. Fellow) archaeology and underwater biological site formation, 19th-century shipping, archaeology of shipwrecks.
    3. Forsythe, Wes (M.A., Belfast, MIAPA; Res. Fellow and Diving Supervisor, Coastal Research Group [CRG]) archaeology of wrecks, coastal fortification, warfare at sea, East India Company, underwater survey and excavation.
    4. McConkey, Rosemary (M.A., Belfast; Res. Fellow) foreshore archaeology, aerial photography, harbors and landing places, art and archaeology.
    5. McErlean, Tom (B.A., Belfast, MIAPA; Res. Fellow & Dir., Dept. of the Environment [DOE] for Northern Ireland [NI] Coastal Research Unit) intertidal, foreshore, and coastal archaeology, garden archaeology, archaeology of fish, historical coastal industries, Gaelic landscapes.
    6. Quinn, Rory (Ph.D., Southampton; Lecture in Marine Archaeo-geophysics) marine geophysical applications to underwater archaeological site formation processes, archaeology of submerged landscapes.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Andrew Cooper (Ph.D.) coastal zone management, coastal processes.
    2. Jeremy Gault (Ph.D.) hydrodynamic modeling, bathymetry, geophysics.
    3. Dereck Jackson (Ph.D.) digital aerial photography, coastal geomorphology.
    4. Aidan O’Sullivan (Dir., Discovery Programme, Dublin; Vis. Lect.) foreshore and coastal archaeology, freshwater archaeology, wood in archaeology, prehistory.
    5. Brian Williams (Senior Heritage Inspector, DOE [NI]) foreshore archaeology, heritage management.
  5. General Statement:
    The Centre for Maritime Archaeology was formed in February 1999 and officially launched by the Receiver of Wreck on 26 April 1999. The centre is jointly funded by the university and by the DOI (NI). It is currently staffed by two lecturers, one in maritime archaeology and the other in marine archaeological geophysics as well as by four research staff from DOE’s coastal archaeology unit. The centre is equipped with boats, professional diving equipment, and other marine survey gear. It is also well equipped with a suite of high-resolution marine geophysical equipment including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, and a Chirp sub-bottom profiler, supported by Differential GPS. Other associated organizations include the Applied Geophysics Unit at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Duchas the Heritage Service (the Irish Government’s archaeological body). Current research projects include a number of ongoing terrestrial and underwater excavations and landscape studies in Bantry Bay off of the southwest coast and along the north coast of Ireland. Collaborative projects include a study of the East African coast with the Kenyan Museums Authority and the British Institute of East Africa. The aim of the M.Sc. in Maritime Archaeology is to provide an advanced education in the area of maritime archaeology. It introduces the concept of maritime cultural landscapes and aims to develop a broad understanding of the resource environment. The course examines human relationships with the sea and inland waterways from the earliest times and addresses the issues relating to the interpretation and preservation of the evidence left by these past societies. A range of skills and techniques are taught, which will ultimately lead to students with the appropriate professional and technological skills necessary to support associated professionals, management, teaching, and research in Ireland and Britain and farther afield. In particular, the course draws on the strengths of the multidisciplinary nature and integrated research of the Coastal Studies Research Group in the School of Environmental Studies. Opportunities for Ph.D. students are also available.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Colin Breen or Rory Quinn, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland BT52 1SA, UK; Phone (departmental office): +44-1265-324401; fax: +44-1265-324911; Emails: or; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Vienna
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology
  3. Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies:
    1. Mehler, Natascha (PhD, Kiel 2008; Lecturer) Historical Archaeology and Post-Medieval Archaeology of the North Atlantic (Iceland, Shetland, Norway), Austria and Germany; material culture studies
    2. Misterek, Kathrin (M.A., Berlin 2007; Teaching and Research Assistant) Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology, Austria and Germany
    3. Szameit, Erik (PhD, Vienna 1985; Professor) Early Medieval and Medieval Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, armour studies, Austria and Central Europe
    4. Theune-Vogt, Claudia (PhD, Marburg 1988; Professor) Early Medieval, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology, Contemporary Archaeology, Austria and Germany
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Dr B. Cech (Montane Archaeology), Dr Michael Doneus (Aerial Photography, Prospection, Photogrammetry), Prof Sabine Felgenhauer-Schmied (Medieval Archaeology), Prof Herwig Friesinger (Early Medieval Archaeology), Dr P. Gleirscher (Prehistory), Asst-Prof Alexandra Krenn-Leeb (Prehistory, Neolithic), Dr Eva Lenneis (Neolithic Period), Prof Andreas Lippert (Prehistory, Neolithic), DDr Gerhard Sperl (Montane Archaeology), DDr Peter Stadler (Quantitative Methods), Asst-Prof Alois Stuppner (Roman Austria), Prof Gerhard Trnka (Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age), Prof Otto H. Urban (Prehistory, Iron Age)
  5. General Statement:
    The Vienna Department follows the general European definition of Historical Archaeology as the archaeology of literate societies. All literate periods are regularly thought in lectures and seminars. The focus lies on the archaeology of Austria and Central Europe with all its aspects, methods and theories: Roman Austria, early medieval, medieval and post-medieval archaeology, contemporary archaeology, landscape archaeology, material culture studies, archaeological sciences and many more. Frequently also other areas (e. g. the North Atlantic) or special topics (e. g. montane archaeology) are covered. The Department is one of the very few institutions in German speaking Europe that provides courses in post-medieval archaeology. Students can write their thesis in all periods and chose their own topic. The Department offers the degrees BA, MA and PhD in Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology and several fieldwork projects in aspects of historical archaeology. Courses are generally held in German (exceptions possible). Papers and thesises can be submitted in English. Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and provides excellent possibilities for students. The Department is located in a historic building together with the Department of Classical Archaeology and the Austrian Institute of Archaeology which allows contacts and exchange with those institutions. Laboratory and restoration work areas are open to students as well as good computing facilities. Dr Mehler and Prof Theune-Vogt issue the open access on-line journal “Historische Archäologie”, hosted at
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Dr Natascha Mehler, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Wien, Austria; Phone +43 (0)1 4277 40457; fax +43 (0) 1 4277 9404; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Washington University–St. Louis
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty involved in Historical Archaeological studies
    1. Browman, David L. (Ph.D., Harvard 1970; Prof.) Andean area; disciplinary history.
    2. Frachetti, Michael (Ph.D. Pennsylvania 2004, Asst. Prof.) GIS, central Asia and nomads
    3. Freidel, David (Ph.D., Harvard 1976; Prof) Classic Maya epigraphy and history
    4. Kelly, John (Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1980, Senior Lecturer) central Mississippi valley
    5. Kidder, T. R. (Ph.D., Harvard 1988; Prof.) GIS, geoarchaeology, central Mississippi Valley.
    6. Marshall, Fiona (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 1986; Prof.) historical zooarchaeology, North America and Africa
  4. General Statement:
    Current research includes rural settlers in Missouri (1800-1860), Midwestern historical zooarchaeology, relations between historic Native American tribes and early Western colonists, historic archaeology of Russian and East African pastoralists, epigraphic studies of Classic Maya states. Interested students must utilize and integrate their studies with the other strengths of the faculty (such as paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, GIS, ceramic analysis, and agricultural productivity). This is a small program, admitting 3-4 archaeology graduate students per year, but with all receiving full funding. We have students from the American Culture Studies program also taking training in historical archaeology, and this sister program is a resource for our students. We are a Ph.D. granting department.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    David L. Browman, Department of Anthropology, Campus Box 1114, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 USA; phone: 1-314-935-5231; fax: 1-314-935-8535; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Wayne State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Ryzewski, Krysta (Ph.D., Brown 2008, Assoc Prof) Historical and contemporary archaeology; landscape archaeology; urban archaeology; diaspora; colonialism; disasters and ecological stress; heritage management and public archaeology; materials science / archaeometry; digital humanities; big data; Caribbean and North America (Detroit/Midwest/New England).
    2. Killion, Thomas (Ph.D., New Mexico 1987, Assoc Prof) Mesoamerica; origins of agriculture; landscape archaeology; Native American archaeology (Midwest/Detroit); contemporary ruination in Spain; museum studies.
    3. Bray, Tamara (Ph.D., Binghamton 1991, Prof) Andean archaeology; complex societies; Inca Empire; Ecuadorian archaeology; early imperialism and statecraft; food & feasting; art & iconography; materiality-sociality; museum studies.
  4. Other Faculty:
    1. Lesnik, Julie (Ph.D., Michigan 2011, Asst Prof) Bioarchaeology; bioanthropology; evolution of the human diet; edible insects; Andes; Africa; Central Europe
    2. McCullen, Megan (Ph.D., Michigan State, 2015) Director, Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology; ethnohistory; Great Lakes Native American archaeology, museum studies
  5. General Statement:
    Archaeology, and historical archaeology in particular, was first established as a departmental focus in 1957 by Professor Arnold Pilling (who would go on to establish the Museum of Anthropology in 1958, and contribute to the founding of the SHAs in 1967). The legacy of Dr. Pilling’s public scholarship and community-based research continues today with several faculty and student research, outreach, and training initiatives housed in the department’s Grosscup Museum of Anthropology.
    Graduate students at Wayne State University may pursue a MA or Ph.D in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology. MA students may focus on Archaeology generally or may pursue a more specific focus in historical archaeology, public archaeology/CRM or museum studies. Ph.D. students will work towards an Anthropology degree with a special focus in an area of Archaeology that is relevant to their interests and faculty expertise. In recent years students have conducted archaeological research in Michigan, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and other parts of North America (including numerous projects in Detroit and Southeast Michigan). The Department also maintains a strong commitment to the archaeology of urban Detroit and offers fieldwork opportunities at local archaeological sites on a regular basis.
    The Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Laboratories, housed in the Grosscup Museum of Anthropology and Life Sciences Building, include facilities for mapping, computerized drafting, photography, spatial analysis, ceramic analysis, 3D printing/scanning, GIS, and statistical research, as well as comparative collections. The Grosscup Museum of Anthropology contains extensive collections of local historical and contemporary material culture that are available for student research. Wayne State is located in Detroit’s Midtown cultural district, within walking distance of several major museums, archival repositories, and libraries.
    Our graduate students with archaeology and/or museum specializations are readily employed upon graduation in a wide range of jobs related to their expertise. These jobs are located in public and private sectors and include work in cultural resource management firms, federal and local governments, industry, national research laboratories, environmental consulting firms, publishing houses, educational institutions, national parks, law firms, non-profits, and museums.
    Visit Wayne State Anthropology’s You Tube channel to listen to our students and alum talk about the benefits of their graduate training. Prospective students are encouraged to address questions about pursuing a MA degree vs. a PhD degree to the Department’s Director of Graduate Studies and the archaeology faculty. There are two annual admissions cycles for the Anthropology Master’s program (October and January), and one admission cycle for the Ph.D program (January).
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Krysta Ryzewski, Department of Anthropology, 656 W. Kirby, 3054 F/AB, Detroit, MI 48202. Email:; Department Website:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Western Australia
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Archaeology, School of Cultural Studies
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Paterson, Alistair (Ph.D., Sydney 2000; Lect.) historical archaeology, culture contact, pastoralism, Aboriginal history, relationship of history and archaeology, method and theory, field methods, material culture., rock art.
      Colleagues at the Western Australian Museum assist in teaching the post graduate courses in applied maritime archaeology including maritime archaeologists (Jeremy Green, Dr Michael McCarthy, Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Corioli Souter, Ross Anderson, Myra Stanbury), as well as expert curatorial staff, photographers, and industry partners in geophysics.
    2. Balme, Jane (Ph.D., ANU 1990, Sr. Lect.) Aboriginal Australian archaeology, subsistence and social organization, gender, spatial archaeology, method and theory.
    3. Porr, Martin (Ph.D., Southampton 2002; Lect.) Palaeolithic archaeology of Europe, archaeology of hunters and gatherers, art and archaeology, theoretical archaeology, human evolution, material culture studies.
    4. Brady, Liam (Ph.D. Monash 2005, Post Doctoral Fellow) rock art, Torres Strait, Cape York, and southwest Papua New Guinea, rock-art sites across Algonquin Provincial Park (Canada))
    5. Emeritus Professor Bowdler, Sandra (Ph.D., ANY 1979, Prof. Archaeology) Aboriginal Australia (esp. Shark Bay, Tasmania, coastal New South Wales), pre-Neolithic of East and Southeast Asia, midden analysis, stone artifact analysis, site management, Freudian archaeology, prehistoric and Viking Age Europe.
  4. General Statement:
    Archaeology at UWA was established in 1983 to provide a program of teaching in the discipline and discoveries of archaeology and also to focus on research in the rich heritage of Aboriginal society through to the present day from an archaeological perspective. Today it aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the history of humans on earth, and particularly in Australia including colonial contexts, and to produce graduates capable of pursuing a professional career in an area of high demand. The centre offers a wide range of units in archaeology leading to the B.A. or B.Sc. degrees (pass or honours). The emphasis on the undergraduate course is on Australia and Europe, but other areas of special interest such as the Historical Archaeology, Rock Art, Asia and Indo-Pacific archaeology, and CRM are covered. Degrees offered include an M.A. (by research and thesis) as well as a Ph.D. We regularly produce research students in historical archaeology and maritime archaeology. In conjunction with the Western Australian Maritime Museum we offer a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Applied Maritime Archaeology. This is next offered in 2011.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Dr Alistair Paterson, Archaeology M405, School of Social and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; phone: +61-8-9380-2867; fax: +61-8-9380-1023; email: ,; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    University of West Florida
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Benchley, Elizabeth D. (Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee 1974; Assoc. Dir., Archaeology Institute) terrestrial archaeology of all periods including French colonial, 19th-century rural, urban, and industrial, Midwest, Southeast, CRM.
    2. Bense, Judith A. (Ph.D., Washington St. 1972; Prof. Anthropology, Chair Dept of Anthropology & Dir. Archaeology Institute) terrestrial archaeology, especially Spanish colonial and Middle Woodland, public archaeology, archaeological theory.
    3. Bratten, John R. (Ph.D., Texas A&M 1997; Assoc. Professor, Interim Chair) maritime archaeology, artifact conservation, colonial and American ships.
    4. Carroll, Norine G. (M.A., State University of New York at F.I.T., 1997, Faculty Research Assoc, Archaeology Institute) Collections management, conservation, and preservation of marine and terrestrial archaeological objects, maritime and terrestrial archaeology.
    5. Clune, John J. (Ph.D., LSU 1997; Assoc. Prof. History) Spanish colonial history, public history.
    6. Cook, Gregory (M.A., Texas A&M University, Faculty Res. Assoc., Archaeology Institute) maritime archaeology, ship reconstruction.
    7. Curtin, Joanne A. (Ph.D., Ohio State 1998; Assoc Prof. Anthropology) bioanthropology, forensics, bioarchaeology, prehistoric and historical periods.
    8. Harris, Norma J. (M.A., University of West Florida 1999; Faculty Res. Assoc., Archaeology Institute) Indians in colonial period, ceramics, public archaeology, southeastern archaeology.
    9. Phillips, John C. (M.A., Mississippi 1983; Faculty Res. Assoc., Archaeology Institute) terrestrial archaeology of all periods, particularly industrial mills, Spanish colonial, British colonial, GIS applications.
    10. Lees, William B. (Ph.D., Michigan State University1988, Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network) Great Plains and southeastern historical archaeology, battlefield archaeology and memorial landscapes, public archaeology.
    11. Pope, Elayne (Ph.D., University of Arkansas 2007, Visiting Asst. Prof.) Biological Anthropology, Biological Archaeology, Forensics.
    12. Stringfield, Margo S. (M.A., University of West Florida, 1996, FacultyResearch Assoc., Archaeology Institute) British colonial period and urban archaeology, cemeteries, public interpretation.
    13. Wallis, Neill J. (Ph.D. University of Florida 2009, Visiting Asst. Prof.) Ceramic analysis, method and theory, archaeology of identity.
    14. Worth, John (Ph.D. University of Florida 1998, Asst. Prof.) Contact Period, Spanish Colonial Ethnohistory.
  4. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology offers an M.A. degree under the close direction of 16 anthropology faculty with specializations in archaeology (terrestrial and maritime), cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and theory. There are two internal programs within the M.A.: General Anthropology and Historical Archaeology. The General Anthropology program consists of four core courses, six electives in the student’s area of interest, and a thesis or internship. The Historical Archaeology program consists of four courses in history and archaeology, two electives, and a thesis or paper option. Both programs stress method, theory, and applications of archaeology in the real world. Student Support is especially high with over $150,000 annually dedicated to our Masters’ Students in the form of teaching and research assistantships, fellowships, and contract archaeology assistantships. Research opportunities and fieldwork opportunities in the Pensacola area include both underwater shipwrecks and terrestrial sites related to the Spanish colonial, British colonial, and American periods. Facilities of the Archaeology Institute include teaching and conservation laboratories, a large curation facility, and a new office building, laboratory, and museum. The university also has an excellent library with special collections on the Colonial and American history of northwest Florida. The program is designed for students with a background in history, anthropology, or archaeology who want to pursue a professional career or move on to a Ph.D. program.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    John R. Bratten, Interim Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of West Florida, 11,000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 USA; phone: 850-474-3015/2474; fax: 850-857-6278; email: ; Web pages:,


  1. Institution Name:
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology/ Department of History
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Julien, Catherine (Ph.D., UCB 1978; Prof. History) Andean archaeology, ethnohistory, 16th-17th centuries.
    2. Nassaney, Michael S. (Ph.D., Massachusetts 1992; Prof. Anthropology) Social archaeology, ethnohistory, political economy, material analysis, comparative colonialism, eastern North America.
    3. Wurst, LouAnn (Ph.D., Binghamton University 1993; Associate Prof. Anthropology) Historical archaeology, Marxist theory, class, gender, method and theory, material culture, rural social relations, agriculture, 19th and 20th centuries, eastern United States.
      Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    4. Linda Borish (Ph.D., Maryland 1990; Assoc. Prof. History) early American studies, women’s history, material culture.
    5. José António Brandão (Ph.D., York 1994; Prof. History) North American Indians, New France, ethnohistory, colonialism.
    6. Kristin Szylvian (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon 1988; Assoc. Prof. History) public history, museum studies, housing policy, urban planning.
    7. Allen Zagarell (Ph.D., Freie U W Berlin 1977; Prof. Anthropology) ethnohistory, critical archaeology, Asia.
  4. General Statement:
    Students are encouraged to pursue the M.A. degree in anthropology with a focus in historical archaeology. The faculty mentor graduate students in research that contributes to anthropological theory, method, and data by combining documentary and material analysis. Areas of emphasis include class analysis, identity formation, and the ways in which material objects and the built environment express social relations in colonial, pioneer, and industrial settings. The department supports two archaeology laboratories and a wide range of resources for material culture analysis and research. Other university resources of potential interest include geophysical equipment to conduct site evaluations (Geosciences), a GIS laboratory for spatial analysis (Geography), a particle-induced X-ray emission facility for characterization studies (Physics), and Archives and Regional History Collections with extensive holdings for southwest Michigan.Dr. Michael Nassaney directs an annual archaeological field school under the auspices of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project (, an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the archaeology of the 18th-century fur trade and colonialism in southwest Michigan. The program also has a significant public education and public outreach component in conjunction with the Fort St. Joseph Museum in the Four Flags City of Niles. The History Department, Medieval Institute, and Institute of Cistercian Studies also sponsor a field school at Grosbot Abbey and Rauzet Priory in southern France. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program to study historical archaeology at Laval Université in Québec. The departments of anthropology and history offer a graduate certificate program in ethnohistory that provides opportunities for supervised study in the history and culture of New England, the Midwest, Canada (North America), and selected areas of Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America ( In addition, a Canadian Studies initiative with affiliated faculty in the anthropology and history departments emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching and research on New France, French Canada and Québec, migration, borderlands, the Great Lakes region, and transnational environmental and resources issues ( The department of geography offers a graduate certificate in GIS to provide a strong framework for developing competencies in geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis (
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Michael S. Nassaney, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan, University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5306 USA; Phone: 269-387-3981;


  1. Institution Name:
    College of William and Mary
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Archer, Steven (M.A., UCal-Berkeley 1998; Visiting Lecturer) archaeology, paleoethnobotany, historical archaeology in the Chesapeake region.
    2. Blakey, Michael L. (Ph.D., UMass-Amherst 1985; Prof.) biocultural anthropology, bioarchaeology, paleopathology, African Diaspora, North America, Europe, Africa.
    3. Bowen, Joanne (Ph.D., Brown 1990; Research Prof.) zooarchaeology, North America.
    4. Bragdon, Kathleen J. (Ph.D., Brown 1981; Prof.) ethnohistory, North America.
    5. Brown, Marley R. III (Ph.D., Brown 1987; Research Prof.) historical archaeology, North America, Bermuda.
    6. Gallivan, Martin D. (Ph.D., Virginia 1999; Asst. Prof.) archaeology, ethnohistory, North America.
    7. Harris, Edward C. (Ph.D., London 1979; Visiting Prof.) archaeological stratigraphy, Bermuda.
    8. Liebmann, Matthew (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 2006; Asst. Prof.) archaeology, New World colonialism, Southwest US.
    9. Moyer, Curtis (M.A., George Washington 1981; Conservator) conservation.
    10. Smith, Frederick (Ph.D., Florida 2001; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, ethnohistory, alcohol studies, and political economy, Caribbean.
    11. Voigt, Mary (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1976; Prof.) archaeology, Middle East.
  4. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology offers an M.A./Ph.D. in Anthropology, with specialization in Historical Archaeology and Historical Anthropology, and an M.A. program in Historical Archaeology. Students take courses in cultural theory, area studies, archaeology, CRM, historiography, and research methods, with special emphasis on comparative colonialism, the African Diaspora, the Historical Archaeology of Native America, and the archaeology/anthropology of the Atlantic World. Practical training in field and lab work as well as archaeological conservation methods is available in various courses, including summer field schools/programs in Colonial Williamsburg, Werowocomoco, Virginia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. The Williamsburg area has unparalleled historical, archaeological, and museum/library resources, as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of ongoing research projects, including those offered by staff of the Department of Archaeological Research of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, some of whom also teach in the department’s graduate program. The Department of Anthropology operates four centers of benefit to students: the Archaeological Conservation Center, which performs conservation contract services with facilities for the treatment of a wide range of historic-period artifacts; the Center for Archaeological Research, which conducts archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis for a variety of government and private organizations; the American Indian Resource Center, which undertakes applied and collaborative projects with contemporary native communities; and the Institute for Historical Biology which holds a large database on the 17th and 18th century African Burial Ground in New York City. All students accepted for the Ph.D. program will receive full funding for their program of study.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Grey Gundaker, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA; phone: 757-221-1056; fax: 757-221-1066; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name: University of Amsterdam
  1. Department Title:  ACASA Archaeology
  1. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
  2. James Symonds (Ph.D., Sheffield; Prof. and Chair Archaeology) urban and industrial archaeology, archaeologies of diaspora and migration, Western Isles, Scotland, early modern Sweden, Medieval and later rural settlements in Bohemia (CZ), early modern Amsterdam, archaeologies of conflict, contemporary archaeology.
  3. Menno Dijkstra (Ph.D. UvA Amsterdam; fieldwork technician) early medieval settlements in Netherlands, medieval and later rural settlements, Bohemia (CZ), digital archaeology, excavation methodologies
  4. Heleen van Londen (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Assist Prof) landscape archaeology, public archaeology, archaeological heritage management, medieval and later rural and urban settlements in the Netherlands.
  5. Jerzy Gawronski Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Prof) maritime and urban archaeology of the late middle ages and the early modern period, Dutch global expansion.
  6. Liesbeth Smits (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam) human osteology, Merovingian burials in Netherlands, bioarchaeology of 19th century Amsterdam orphans girls, the 17th century Batavia shipwreck graves, Beacon Island, Western Australia
  7. Arno Verhoeven (Ph. D., UvA Amsterdam) early medieval and medieval archaeology and material culture, especially pottery, combs and coins.


  1. Other Related Faculty/Staff:


  1. Chiara Cavallo (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Assoc. Prof.) faunal archaeology, paleoecology, late Neolithic subsistence in northern Syria, the provision of food to the Roman army in the Northwestern Netherlands.
  2. Marijke Gnade (Ph.D. UvA Amsterdam; Prof.) archaeology of Pre-Roman cultures in central Italy, Director of the Satricum Project an excavation project investigating the ancient town of Satricum (modern Le Ferriere, Latina, Central Italy).
  3. Jill Hilditch (Ph.D., Exeter; Assoc. Prof.) Bronze Age potting communities and ceramics in the Aegean and wider East Mediterranean region
  4. Caroline Jeffra (Ph.D., Exeter; Res. Ass.) technological trajectories and cultural encounters in the Bronze Age Aegean
  5. Patricia Lulof (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Assoc. Prof.) Pre-Roman archaeology and architecture and building techniques, specialist in Etruscan architectural terracottas and decorative roof systems, 3 and 4 D digital archaeology.
  6. Vladimir Stissi (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Prof.) classical archaeology and art history, field survey and excavations in the countryside of Classical-Hellenistic Halos and Tanagra.
  7. Gert Jan van Wijngaarden (Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Assoc. ) Greek archaeology, with an emphasis pre- and proto-historic Greek archaeology, archaeological theory, museum archaeology, field surveys on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, excavations at Troy.

General Statement:

Archaeological research at the University of Amsterdam focuses on North Western Europe and the Mediterranean region, and includes sites and landscapes from later prehistory to the twentieth century. Our approach is multidisciplinary, integrating theoretical approaches from (art) history, sociology, and material and earth sciences. Traditional research methods are used and new methods are developed with the help of contemporary digital technology. Amsterdam historical archaeologists perform fieldwork and material research in the Netherlands, the Mediterranean region, Fennoscandia, and central Europe. Our specializations include ceramics research, osteoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, digital archaeology (3 & 4 D modelling), excavation and survey archaeology, and heritage management. Within the last five years the department has developed new research interests and strengths in modern world historical archaeology, and conflict archaeology. We offer B.A., M.A., R.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Master’s programmes are taught in English and are jointly provided with the VU University of Amsterdam. The following three tracks are offered in our Archaeology MA: Archaeology of Northwestern Europe, Landscape and Heritage, and Mediterranean Archaeology. Our innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master’s programme Heritage, Memory and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present.

  1. For More Information Contact:

Prof.dr. James Symonds, University of Amsterdam, ACASA Archaeology, BG1, Turfdraagsterpad 9 
1012 XT Amsterdam, Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 525 5830; F: +31 20 5255831
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