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  1. Institution Name:
    University of Arizona
  1. Department Title:
    School of Anthropology
  1. Faculty in Department of Anthropology:
    1. Killick, David (Ph.D., Yale 1990; [Assoc.] Prof; joint appt. with Materials Science and Engineering) archaeometry, history of technology,archaeometallurgy, Africa.
    2. Mills, Barbara J. (Ph.D., New Mexico 1989; Prof and Head) contact-period andhistoric Pueblos, ceramic analysis, CRM, ethnoarchaeology.
    3. Lindsay Montgomery (Ph.D., Stanford U 2015; Assistant Professor);Colonialism, nomadism, cultural landscapes, and GIOS; American Southwestand Great Plains.
    4. Maria Nieves Zedeno (Ph.D. Southern Methodist U 1995; Professor; ResearchAnthropologist, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology); Archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnology of North America, land use studies, landscapetheory, hunter-gatherer studies, settlement patterns, population movement,American Indian studies; Plains.
  2. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Thomas E. Sheridan (Ph.D., Arizona 1983; Prof; jt. appt. Southwest Center) ethnohistory, Southwest U.S., northwestern Mexico.
    2. Ronald H. Towner (PhD U of Arizona 1997; Associate Professor, Lab of Tree-Ring Research); Dendrochronology, chronometry, archaeology; Southwest, Great Basin, early Navajo.
  3. General Statement:
    The graduate program offers students interested in historical archaeology a widerange of opportunities for field research in Native American, Spanish colonial,Mexican-American, and western American subjects. Extensive laboratory, ASMlibrary, and documentary resources include: the Arizona State Museum’s library,extensive collections and Documentary Relations of the Southwest section (anextensive 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.
  4. For More Information Contact:
    Ronald H. Towner (PhD U of Arizona 1997; Associate Professor, Lab of Tree-Ring Research); Dendrochronology, chronometry, archaeology;Southwest, Great Basin, early Navajo.


  1. Institution Name:
    Binghamton University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Randall H. McGuire (Ph.D., University of Arizona 1982; SUNY Distinguished Prof.) Political Economy, Ideology, Southwest and Northeast U.S., Northern México, 19th-20th Century, Materiality of U.S. – México Border, Labor History.
    2. Maria O’Donovan (Ph.D., Binghamton University 1997; Adjunct Prof.) Urban Archaeology, Upstate New York, 19th Century.
    3. Matthew Sanger (Ph.D., Columbia University 2015; Assistant Professor) Geophysical Surveys, Aerial Imaging, Public Engagement, Collaboration with Descendent Communities, Southeast U.S., Gullah Geechee, Director MAPA Program.
    4. Ruth Van Dyke (Ph.D, University of Arizona 1998; Prof.) Landscapes, Identity, Texas, Memory, Migration. General Statement:
  4. General Statement:
    The department awards M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology with a specialization in historical archaeology. We also offer an MA in Public Archaeology which also can have a specialization in historical archaeology. Faculty and students have ongoing research projects with historical foci in upstate New York, South Carolina, 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. We have a special laboratory for geophysical surveys with drones, magnetometers, ground penetrating radar and other equipment. The Public Archaeology Facility is the non-profit contract archaeology arm of the university directed by Laurie Miroff (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton 2002). 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 22 assistantships, three to six 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 Environmental Studies program directed by archaeologist Carl Lipo, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program directed by Benita Roth.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Randall McGuire, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA; phone: 607-777-2100; fax: 607-777-2477; email:; Web pages:, and

BOSTON UNIVERSITY – archaeology program

  1. Institution Name:
    Boston University
  2. Department Title:
    Archaeology Program
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Elia, Ricardo J. (Ph.D., Boston 1982; Assoc Prof. Archaeology) Archaeological heritage management, ethics in archaeology.
    2. Metheny, Karen B. (Ph.D., Boston University 2002, Senior Lecturer in Gastronomy, Lecturer in Archaeology)
      historical archaeology and anthropology, archaeology and anthropology of food; ethnography, oral history, sensory perspectives, experimental archaeology, food mapping and visualization techniques; historical landscapes, New England foodways, industrial and working-class households and communities, and gender, ethnicity, and identity
  4. General Statement:
    Boston University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers an M.A. in Archaeology through the Archaeology Program and a Ph.D. in Anthropological Archaeology through the Department of Anthropology (see following entry). The Archaeology Program specializes Archaeological Sciences and Archaeological Heritage, highlighting global, comparative archaeology, especially the study of urban societies and the critical role that archaeologists play in understanding the human past through material culture as well as in addressing issues of archaeological heritage in the present. Research in ethnobotany, zooarchaeology, computer facilities, including a GIS lab, are available. The Stone Science Library houses 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; Pots and Pans: The Material Culture of Cookery and Dining; Archaeology of Boston; Archaeology and Colonialism; Archaeology of the Viking Age, Archaeological Administration, Ethics, and the Law; Paleoethnobotany; Contemporary Theory in Archaeology; and Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. Related departments and programs include: Anthropology, American and New England Studies, Preservation Studies, History of Art and Architecture (which offers a Certificate in Museum Studies), the Center for Remote Sensing, and the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology (CMRAE) based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Degrees offered are B.A. and M.A. in Archaeology (for Ph.D. see BU Anthropology).
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Prof. Catherine West, Director of Graduate Studies in Archaeology (fall 2021): On-line forms and applications available at; Web page:

BOSTON UNIVERSITY – anthropology program

  1. Institution Name:
    Boston University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. None at the moment
  4. General Statement:
    Boston University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers an M.A. in Archaeology through the Archaeology Program and a Ph.D. in Anthropology through the Department of Anthropology. Major foci in anthropological archaeology include human-environment interactions, urbanism, households, and material culture viewed in deep historical perspective; primary regions of study include Mesoamerica, North America, and the Mediterranean. Relevant courses for the Ph.D. in Anthropological Archaeology include Cross-Cutting Perspectives in Anthropology, History of Anthropological Thought; Contemporary Anthropological Theory; Contemporary Archaeological Theory; Scientific Methods in Archaeology; World Archaeology; Food, Culture, and Society; Boston: An Ethnographic Approach; Anthropology and History; as well as courses listed for the Archaeology Program M.A. degree. Related programs include the MS in Forensic Anthropology at the BU School of Medicine.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Prof. Robert Weller, Director of Graduate Studies in Anthropology: Information on PhD in Anthropological Archaeology: On-line forms and applications available at;


  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, Pueblo Revolt, museums, representation, Native North America, Southwest.
    2. Patricia E. Rubertone (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton; Prof. and Director of Graduate Studies) historical and Indigenous archaeology, settler colonialism, landscape and memory, urban indigeneity, Native North America, New England. 
    3. Peter Van Dommelen (Ph.D, University of Leiden; Prof.) archaeology, colonialism, postcolonial theory, material culture, Mediterranean.
    4. Parker Van Valkenburgh (Ph.D. Harvard, Asst. Prof.) Space and landscape, colonialism, GIS and spatial analysis, Andes.
  4. Other Related Faculty:
    1. Stephen Houston (Ph.D., Yale; Prof.) archaeology, ancient writing systems, imagery and representation, Maya. 
    2. Andrew Scherer (Ph.D., Texas A&M; Assoc. Prof.) archaeology, bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, war and violence, political organization, Maya/Mesoamerica.
    3. Elizabeth Hoover (Ph.D., Brown; Assoc. Prof. American Studies) sociocultural anthropology, Native American studies, community engagement, museums, social and environmental justice.
    4. John Cherry (Ph.D., Southampton; Prof. Archaeology & Classics) complex societies, archaeology of islands, landscape studies, Aegean, Caribbean (Montserrat).
    5. Yannis Hamilakis (Ph.D., Sheffield; Prof. Archaeology and Greek Studies) sociopolitics, ontology, archaeology and nationalism, Mediterranean.
  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 core faculty in historical archaeology conducts community-based research in contexts ranging from cities to museums with an emphasis on the Americas. Current graduate students are carrying out research on institutional life (19 th -century asylums, Indian boarding schools), historic pueblos, public art and place-claiming, pre-colonial-colonial transitions, communities of practice, and decolonizing methodologies. 
  6. Degree and Other Program Offerings:
    Graduate students in anthropological historical archaeology benefit from the exchange of ideas and support of faculty and students across Anthropology’s subfields on a wide range of theoretical, methodological, temporal, and geographical topics. Our facilities include: an archaeology and a Digital Archaeology Laboratory, computer labs, and student offices, all housed in the department, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Graduate students may also take advantage of other resources on campus such as the John Carter Brown Library, John Hay Library, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and 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 these units, and to the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage provide opportunities for scholarly enrichment and networking through lectures, brown-bag talks, and conferences to supplement those sponsored by the Department and other units. Students enroll in a Ph.D. program and obtain a Master’s degree in Anthropology en route to the doctorate. Brown’s Open Enrollment Graduate program allows select doctoral students to pursue a Master’s degree in a secondary field in combination with their studies. 
  7. Contact Person for Additional Information:
    For general information about the graduate program, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Patricia E. Rubertone, Department of Anthropology, Brown University, Box 1921, Providence, RI 02912, USA (Patricia_Rubertone or consult the Anthropology Department’s Web page


  1. Institution Name:
    University of California, Berkeley
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Agarwal, Sabrina (PhD, Toronto; 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; 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 Urbana-Champaign; Prof.) Prehispanic and Colonial Latin America, gender and sexuality, social theory, Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Caribbean.
    4. 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.
    5. Sunseri, Jun (PhD., UC Santa Cruz; Archaeology Graduate Student Adviser; Assoc. Prof) Community-based archaeology, colonialism, foodways, landscapes, historical archaeology, preservation and heritage, Western U.S. and northern South Africa
    6. White, William A. (Ph.D., Arizona; Assist. Prof) Community-based historical archaeology, African Diaspora, cultural resource management, historic preservation, heritage conservation and digital heritage, American West and U.S. Virgin Islands
    7. Wilkie, Laurie A. (Ph.D., UCLA; Prof.) 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 U.C. Berkeley. 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, 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 of around 35 students working in a broad range of theoretical, geographical, methodological and chronological arenas. The Archaeological Research Facility (ARF), an independent research unit, provides research support for students and faculty. During the academic year, ARF sponsors a weekly archaeological “bag lunch” series of talks, and distinguished guest lectures two to three times a year. 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 on admission and are offered five years of funding, from sources that include university and departmental fellowships and Graduate Student Instructor positions guiding lab and discussion sections of courses taught by faculty. Graduate Student Researcher positions with individual faculty or departments may also be available. Departmental resources relevant to historical archaeology include laboratories providing training in Archaeobotany, Skeletal Biology, Zooarchaeology, and Geoarchaeology, and laboratories for Historical Archaeology, California Archaeology, Central American Archaeology, and East Asian Archaeology. Additional laboratory facilities and equipment available to students through ARF include a wet-lab for processing materials, analyzing soil samples, and preparing thin sections, a microscopy lab, and a computer laboratory. The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library adjacent to the department supports research and teaching, with the third-largest anthropology collection in the US. The Bancroft Library, world-renowned for its archival collections, particularly related to the American West, is also located on campus. The Hearst Museum curates national and international archaeological and ethnographic collections. Research grants are available from the Anthropology Department, ARF, and a variety of campus research centers. Please note that there are no faculty with expertise in underwater archaeology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Jun Sunseri, Archaeology Graduate Student Adviser, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; phone: 510-643-0677; fax: 510-643-8557; email: For applications and general information contact: Tabea Mastel, Graduate Student Affairs Officer, 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. Daehnke, Jon (Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Assoc. Prof.): Community-based Research, heritage studies, cultural resource policy and law, Indigenous studies, and the history and archaeology of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
    2. Habicht-Mauche, Judith (Ph.D., Harvard, Prof.): Material culture and technology, culture contact, social networks, identity and gender, indigenous responses to colonialism, practice theory in archaeology, ceramic materials analysis.
    3. Monroe, J. Cameron (Ph.D., UCLA, Assoc. Prof.): Archaeology of West Africa and the African Diaspora; historical anthropology; social complexity and the state; urbanism; space, landscape and monumentality; culture contact and change; spatial analysis and GIS; West Africa (Bénin) and the Caribbean (Haiti).
  4. General Statement:
    UC Santa Cruz is an emerging leader in archaeological research locally and around the world. Our PhD program adopts a rigorous and innovative approach to the archaeology of colonial encounters. We emphasize the combination of advanced laboratory and field methods to answer exciting anthropological questions about the past. UCSC boasts regional specializations in Western Africa and the African Diaspora, California and the Pacific Northwest, and South America. Additionally, the UCSC Archaeological Research Center facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue and public outreach among students and faculty. Graduate students at UCSC receive world-class mentorship in a wide range of theories and methods. These include ceramic materials analysis, spatial analysis, household and landscape archaeology, chemical and isotopic characterization studies, bioarchaeology, Ancient DNA analysis, and cultural heritage stewardship. Students work closely with faculty within the department and across campus in state-of-the-art research laboratories.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    J. Cameron Monroe, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA; phone: (831) 459-3614; 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.) politics of archaeology in Israel and Palestine, queer theory, social production of technology.
    3. Crossland, Zoe (Ph.D., Michigan 2001; Assistant Prof.) semiotics, landscape, missions, materiality, the body, Madagascar and Britain.
    4. Fowles, Severin (Ph.D., Michigan 2004; Assistant Prof.) religion, materiality, landscape, posthumanism, rock art, American Southwest.
    5. Rothschild, Nan A. (Ph.D., NYU 1975; Prof. Emerita) 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 and archival sources as part of their research. 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:
    Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS); Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Baugher, Sherene (Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook 1978; Professor, Anthropology and Landscape Architecture) historical archaeology, public archaeology, urban archaeology, class, identity, inequality, cemetery studies, museum studies, tourism, cultural landscapes, North America
    2. Cohen-Aponte, Ananda (Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center 2012; Associate Professor, History of Art) visual cultures of colonialism, identity, cross-cultural exchange, material culture studies, art and social change, indigeneity, muralism, Andes
    3. 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
    4. Jordan, Kurt A. (Ph.D., Columbia 2002; Associate Professor, Anthropology and American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Director of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies) historical archaeology of indigenous peoples, political economy, colonialism, cultural entanglement, and indigenous autonomy, North America, especially Haudenosaunee/Iroquois
    5. Khatchadourian, Lori (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008; Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies) materiality, imperialism, archaeology of the recent past, global heritage management, ethnography of heritage, southwest Asia, Soviet and post-Soviet Caucasus
  4. Other Related Faculty:
    1. Barrett, Caitlin (Ph.D., Yale University, 2009; Associate Professor, Classics) Classical archaeology, archaeology of religion and ritual, household archaeology, long-distance exchange, Egypt, Italy
    2. Fiskesjö, Magnus (Ph.D., Chicago 2000; Associate Professor, Anthropology) museum studies, global cultural heritage issues, borders and ethnic relations, Asia
    3. Gleason, Kathryn L. (D.Phil.,Oxford 1991; Professor, Landscape Architecture) landscape and garden archaeology, design and conservation of archaeological sites, landscape architectural history, heritage management, Roman Mediterranean, Jordan, Israel
    4. Henderson, John S. (Ph.D., Yale 1974; Professor, Anthropology) archaeology of complex societies, ethnohistory, writing systems, settlement patterns, ceramic analysis, heritage management, Mesoamerica
    5. Manning, Sturt W. (Ph.D., Cambridge 1995; Professor, Classics, and Director of 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
    6. Monroe, Christopher M. (Ph.D., Michigan, 2000; Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies) trade and intercultural relations, nautical archaeology, Mediterranean, Near East
    7. Russell, Nerissa (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley 1993; Professor, Anthropology) zooarchaeology and bone tools, inequality, human-animal relationships, social and symbolic roles of animals and meat, European and Near Eastern Neolithic
    8. Smith, Adam T. (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1996; Professor, Anthropology) materiality and politics, global heritage management, landscapes, subjectivity, archaeological theory, Caucasus
    9. Van Oyen, Astrid (Ph.D., Cambridge University, 2013; Assistant Professor, Classics) materiality, ceramic analysis, imperialism, craft production, storage, archaeological theory, Roman empire
    10. Velasco, Matthew C. (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2016; Assistant Professor, Anthropology) bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, ethnogenesis, inequality, imperialism, identity, Andes
  5. General Statement:
    The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies 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. The MA Program in Archaeology at Cornell is designed to provide students with an intensive orientation to the field, appropriate to both students with BA degrees who have considerable experience in archaeology and those seeking to build a solid foundation for future work or study.  The program aims provide students the intellectual resources and institutional support necessary to prepare them for successful admissions to top tier PhD programs and for careers in the heritage sector. Cornell archaeology supports a diverse array of interests, ranging from material culture studies to public archaeology, historic preservation, and archaeological method and theory. Archaeology at Cornell is deeply committed to multidisciplinary studies. Faculty in Archaeology belong to the fields of Anthropology, Classics, History of Art, Landscape Architecture, Medieval Studies, and Near Eastern Studies. The program 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 Indigenous Studies available at Cornell. Resources available at Cornell include the Human and Animal Bone laboratory (HABlab); Landscapes and Objects Lab; 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. Financial support is available for Ph.D. students in Anthropology and some Archaeology M.A. students on a competitive basis. The Hirsch Fund provides support for student fieldwork and research.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Kurt Jordan, Department of Anthropology, 268 McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 USA; phone 607 255-3109; email:; Web page: CIAMS 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 ofArchaeology, DU Museum of Anthropology) historical archaeology;collaborative archaeology; gender, ethnicity and material culture; culturallandscapes; western North America.
    2. Conyers, Larry (Ph.D., Colorado, 1995; Assoc. Prof.) geophysical methods asapplied to prehistoric and historic sites, Latin America, Plains, U.S. Southwest.
    3. Gomez, Esteban (Ph.D. UC-Berkeley 2010; Ast. Prof, Curator of DigitalAnthropology, DU Museum of Anthropology) historical archaeology of LatinAmerica, digital heritage.
    4. Saitta, Dean (Ph.D., Massachusetts, 1987; Prof.) prehistoric and historicalarchaeology, political economy, material culture, urban studies, labor history,North America, U.S. Southwest.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Christina Kreps (Ph.D., Oregon, 1994; Prof., Dir. of Museum Studies, Dir. DU Museum of Anthropology) anthropology of museums, art and culturalexpression, politics of culture, development, Southeast Asia, Indonesia,Borneo.
    2. Nicole Herzog (Ph.D., Utah, 2015; Ast. Prof) ethnoarchaeology,archaeobotany, fire and human ecology, Great Basin, Africa.
    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, Colonial and historic period Central America, 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 work space for students. The department currently holds the collections from the Amache internment camp and several Southeastern Colorado Hispanic sites. 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
  1. Department Title:
    Program in Maritime Studies
  1. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Dudley, Wade G. (Ph.D., Alabama 1999; Teaching Prof.) naval and military history.
    2. Harris, Lynn (Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Assoc. Prof.), underwater archaeology, public outreach.
    3. Palmer, Michael A. (Ph.D., Temple 1981; Prof.) naval and military history, American diplomatic history.
    4. Richards, Nathan (Ph.D., Flinders 2002; Assoc. Prof.) historical and underwater archaeology.
    5. Raupp, Jason (Ph.D., Flinders 2015; Asst. Prof.) historical and underwater archaeology.
    6. Stewart, David (Ph.D., Texas A&M 2004; Assoc. Prof.) historical and maritime archaeology.
    7. McKinnon, Jennifer (Ph.D., Florida State University 2010; Assoc. Prof.) historical and underwater archaeology.
  2. 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 2017 field school, Ely’s Harbour, Bermuda; Fall 2018 field school, Saipan, (CNMI).
  1. 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
  1. Department Title:
  1. Faculty in Post-Medieval/Industrial/Maritime/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Benjamin, Jonathan (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh 2007) geophysics; maritime archaeology; submerged landscapes; coastal settlement and environmental change.
    2. Burke, Heather (Ph.D. University of New England 1996; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology, cultural heritage management, archaeology of the Second World War, archaeology of the 18th-20th centuries in Australia.
    3. Kotarba-Morley, Ania (Ph.D., Oxon. 2015) geophysics; maritime archaeology; ancient trading ports; Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports and harbors; early historic period maritime Mediterranean trade.
    4. Polkinghorne, Martin (Ph.D., U. Syd.) Early modern period Cambodia and Khmer capitals; pre-modern craft economies in Southeast Asia.
    5. Van Duivenvoorde, Wendy (Ph.D.Texas A & M 2008; Assoc. Prof.) maritime archaeology, ship construction, 17th and 18th century Dutch shipbuilding; ships of exploration; ship fastenings; Dutch East India shipwrecks.
  1. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
  1. General Statement:
    Flinders University’s graduate programs in historical/maritime archaeology focus on the 17th-20th centuries. The programs are linked to historical archaeological topics that include maritime and terrestrial field schools, artefact analysis, cultural heritage management and general field methods. Museum studies include archaeological curatorship and museum display of archaeological materials. Facilities include research laboratories, and the programs have links to wider research projects and CRM agencies around the world. 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 Heritage Management and Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management program offers terrestrial historical archaeology, field methods and field schools.
  1. For More Information Contact:
    Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Convenor of Graduate Studies in Maritime Archaeology, or Daryl Wesley, Convenor Graduate Studies in Archaeology and Heritage Management, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia; phone: 618-8201-5195 (van Duivenvoorde); 618-8201-5290 (Wesley); fax: 618-8201-2784; email:;; Web page:

University of Florida

  1. Institution Name:
    University of Florida
  1. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  1. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Davidson, James M. (Ph.D., University of Texas 2004) Assoc. Professor — Historical archaeology (19th-20th century), African Diaspora, mortuary studies, folk beliefs.
    2. deFrance, Susan (Ph.D., University of Florida 1993) Professor — Historical archaeology, Spanish colonial archaeology, French colonial archaeology, zooarchaeology, Central Andes (Peru and Bolivia), New Orleans.
  1. General Statement:
    The program is based on individual faculty research programs in colonial archaeology and African Diaspora historical 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.
  1. For More Information Contact:
    James Davidson Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA; phone: 352-392-2253


  1. Institution Name:
    Florida State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Marrinan, Rochelle A. (Ph.D., Florida 1975; Assoc. Prof.) historical archaeology of the southeastern U.S. and Caribbean, Spanish mission archaeology, zooarchaeology.
    2. Mehta, Jayur Madhusudan (Ph.D., Tulane 2015; Assitant Prof.) consequences of French and Spanish colonization in the Gulf South; plantation archaeology, ethnohistory, ceramics
    3. Peres, Tanya M. (Ph.D., Florida 2001; Assoc. Prof.) Spanish mission archaeology, foodways, human-animal relationships, zooarchaeology
  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. Specific course offerings include: historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, foodways, geospatial archaeology, field methods, artifact analysis, human osteology, Spanish mission archaeology, and public archaeology. Faculty are involved in long-term archaeological projects at Spanish mission sites and plantations,. 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 other summer and usually focuses on submerged prehistoric sites. 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:
    Tanya M. Peres, Graduate Program Director, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4531 USA; phone: 850-644-4281; fax: 850-645-0032; email:; Department Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    The University of Georgia
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Ervan Garrison, Professor, Anthropology & Geology
    2. Elizabeth Reitz, Professor Emerita, Anthropology
  4. Other Faculty/Related Staff:
    1. Victor Thompson, Professor, Anthropology,
    2. Jennifer Birch, Associate Professor, Anthropology
    3. Ted Gragson, Professor, Anthropology
    4. Suzanne Pilaar Birch, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Geography, Director of Center for Archaeological Sciences
  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 online at the Department of Anthropology’s Web page:
  7. For More Information Contact:
    Ervan Garrison, egarriso@uga.edu706-542-1097


  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 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 and Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Warner, Mark (Ph.D., Virginia 1998; Prof.) 19th century consumerism, zooarchaeology, inequalities, archaeological history and theory, archaeology of the west, collections management.
    2. Eichner, Katrina (Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2017) Queer archaeology, African American diaspora, Family and gender relations, Social Identities, Heritage formation
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Kate E. Kolpan (PhD, University of Florida 2017), Bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, isotope analysis, genocide and victimization, conflict archaeology, contemporary archaeological theory, materiality, semiotics, World War II, Central Europe and the Balkans
    2. Evans-Janke, Leah (Ph.D., Idaho 2007; Collections Mgr. Lab of Anthropology) lab methods, American West, women’s studies, folk art, lithics.
    3. Sappington, Robert (Ph.D., Washington St 1994; Assoc. Prof.) protohistoric, Lewis and Clark, 18th-19th centuries, Plateau
    4. 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 joint 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 multiple western location, primarily in Idaho. The department is also actively supporting a number of collections-driven research projects. 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 comparative collections of 19th- and 20th-century artifacts, 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, or Katrina Eichner, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 875 Perimeter Dr, MS 441110, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1110 USA; phone: 208-885-5954 (PST); fax: 208-885-2034 (PST); email: or; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Illinois State University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Sampeck, Kathryn E. (Ph.D., Tulane University; Assoc Prof.) historical archaeology, political economy, landscape archaeology, ceramics, Spanish colonialism, Mesoamerica, North America, Andes.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. 1.Nobuko Adachi (Ph.D., Toronto; Prof.) sociocultural anthroplogy, linguistics, Japanese diaspora studies, Japan, Southeast Asia.
    2. Gina Hunter (Ph.D., Illinois; Assoc. Prof.) sociocultural anthropology, food anthropology, gender and sexuality, Brazil.
    3. Logan Miller (Ph.D. Ohio State, Asst Prof) prehistoric archaeology, lithic microwear analysis, pre-contact Midwest, directs field school of the Langford (Upper Mississippian) village of Noble-Wieting. 
    4. Shelby Putt (Ph.D. Indiana U, Asst Prof) Putt (PhD U of Iowa) biological anthropology, functional neuroimaging technology, experimental methods, cognition, language, tool use and manufacture, social transmission, and learning.
    5. Abigail Chipps Stone (Ph.D Washington U, Asst Prof) archaeology, zooarchaeology, isotopic analysis, o Africa or the African-diaspora.
    6. Livia  Stone (Ph.D Washington U, Asst Prof) sociocultural anthropology, politics, media, gender and sexuality, Latin America
    7. 1.James Stanlaw (Ph.D., Illinois 1987; Prof.) anthropological linguistics, language and culture contact, Japan, Southeast Asia.
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers the M.A./M.S. degree in ANTHROPOLOGY with concentrations in historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and Japanese Studies. The Historical Archaeology Concentration focuses on archaeological study of the post-Columbian world that is explicitly engaged in investigating the historical antecedents of our present age. A personalized research experience is a key component of the program. The Historical Archaeology Concentration is focused on anthropological approaches, but coursework is allowed from a number of departments, including Sociology and Anthropology, History, and Geology-Geography.  A thesis based on original research is required for graduation. Students can choose to earn an additional certificate in GIS by completing required classes. Graduates of the Master’s program are consequently prepared for professional careers in historical archaeology in CRM, museums, and heritage preservation. Students are also well prepared to enter doctoral programs to continue their education.
  6. For More Information About the Historical Archaeology Concentration Contact:
    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 Anthropology Master’s Program, please see the Departmental Web Page: or contact Dr. Gina Hunter, 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. 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. 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. Thomas Emerson. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1995; Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Director Emeritus, Illinois State Archaeological Survey. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, French colonial sites, Mississippian societies, eastern North America, cultural heritage management, hierarchical societies, ethnicity, symbolism.
    3. Rebecca Ginsburg. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001; J.D. University of Michigan, 1987; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. Director, Education Justice Project. African archaeology, plantation archaeology, architectural history, material culture, cultural landscape studies.
    4. 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.
    5. Andrew Orta. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996; Professor. Sociocultural anthropology, memory and history, history and anthropology, colonial/postcolonial studies, missionization, ethnicity and nationalism, personhood, Latin America, Andes.
    6. 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.
  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) 333-3616. Email: Department web page at:


  1. Institution Name:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  1. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  1. 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.
  2. 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. Chadwick, William (Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2000; Asst. Prof) archaeology; geophysics; geoarchaeology; CRM; spatial archaeology; coastal archaeology; eastern U.S.
    4. Palmiotto, Andrea (Ph.D., University of Florida, 2015; Asst. Prof) archaeology; zooarchaeology; forensics; Southeast; eastern U.S.
  1. 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, 3D scanning equipment, 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. Graduate assistantships and paid research positions are available to support students.
  1. 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:
    La Trobe University
  2. Department Title:
    School of Historical and European Studies  Department of Archaeology and History
  3. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. Davies, Peter (Ph.D., La Trobe 2001; Post-doc Senior Research Fellow) historical archaeology, industrial archaeology.
    2. Lawrence, Susan (Ph.D., La Trobe 1995; Sr. Lect. Professor) 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 Senior Lecturer) heritage management, Pacific landscapes
    5. Strickland, Keir (Ph.D., Durham ,2011;  Senior Lecturer) South Asian archaeology, heritage management
    6. 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. Andy Herries (PhD, Professor), archaeomagnetism, human origins
    5. 4 Matthew Meredith-Williams (PhD; Lecturer), GIS, coastal archaeology
    6. Li Liu (Ph.D., Harvard 1994; Lect.) archaeology of complex societies.
    7. Nicola Stern (Ph.D., Harvard 1992; Sr. Lect.) taphonomic issues, Paleolithic archaeology.
    8. Colin Smith (Ph.D., Associate Professor); bioarchaeology, isotope analysis
    9. Cristina Valdiosera (PhD, Senior Lecturer); bioarchaeology, DNA
  5. General Statement:
    La Trobe University offers two-year coursework Masters in Professional Archaeology (including historical archaeology) in addition to traditional research M.A. and Ph.D. degrees specializing in historical archaeology and a Bachelor in 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, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Nepal. 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 Colin Smith, Post-graduate Coordinator, Archaeology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3086; phone: 3-9479-2385; fax: 3-9479-1881; email:; page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Université Laval, Québec, CANADA
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Historical Sciences
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Allison Bain (Ph. D Laval, 2000) environmental archaeology (archaeoentomology), landscape archaeology, historical ecology, urban archaeology, archaeology of hygiene and sanitation. Current Fieldwork: Quebec City with collaborations in Labrador, Iceland and Barbuda and Antigua.
    2. 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 training 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 that 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 ( Laboratory and office space is guaranteed for all graduate candidates, and the 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.4014589, email:


  1. Institution Name:</strong
    University of Leicester
  2. Department Title:
    School of Archaeology & Ancient History
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical/Industrial (not maritime archaeology).
    1. Dr José C Carvajal López (Lecturer in Historical Archaeology). Licenciatura, Spain. Islamization; ceramics analysis; historical archaeology; Islamic archaeology and heritage; medieval and post-medieval Iberia; the Persian–Arabian Gulf. E:
    2. Professor Neil Christie (Professor of Archaeology) . Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Late Roman archaeology; early medieval and medieval archaeology; urbanism; defence; late Roman and early medieval Christianity. E:
    3. Dr David Edwards (Lecturer in Archaeology). Cambridge, UK. Sudanese–Nubian archaeology; Sudanic Africa–trans-Saharan medieval to historical archaeology; landscape archaeology; mortuary archaeologies. E:
    4. Dr Andrew Merrills (Associate Professor of Ancient History). Cambridge, UK. Roman, Vandal, and Berber North Africa; ancient geography; Late Antiquity and the early medieval world; the post-Roman successor states of the West. E:
    5. Deirdre O’Sullivan (Lecturer in Archaeology). Durham, UK. Medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland. Religious landscapes, monasteries, friaries. E:
    6. 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:
    7. 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:
    8. Professor 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. E:
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Professor Colin Haselgrove, Professor of Archaeology
    2. Dr Penelope Allison, Professor of Archaeology
    3. Dr Jo Appleby, Associate Professor of Human Bioarchaeology
    4. Dr Huw Barton, Head of School (from 1st August 2019) and Reader in Archaeology
    5. Dr Rachel Crellin, Lecturer in Later Prehistory
    6. Dr Stuart Eve, Research Fellow, GIS and computational landscape research, Living with Monuments project
    7. Professor Mark Gillings, Professor of Archaeology
    8. Dr Mary Harlow, Associate Professor of Ancient History
    9. Dr Matthew Hobson, Research Fellow in Endangered Archaeology
    10. Dr Matilda Holmes, Research Assistant in FEEDSAX
    11. Professor Simon James, Professor of Archaeology
    12. Professor Turi King, Professor of Public Engagement; Reader in Genetics and Archaeology
    13. Dr Jack Lennon, Lecturer in Ancient History
    14. Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith, Teaching Fellow in Archaeology
    15. Dr Naoíse Mac Sweeney, Associate Professor of Ancient History
    16. Dr Jane Masséglia, Lecturer in Ancient History
    17. Professor David Mattingly, Head of School (until 31st July 2019) and Professor of Roman Archaeology
    18. Dr Louise Rayne, Research Associate in Endangered Archaeology
    19. Dr Nikki Rollason, Teaching Fellow in Ancient History
    20. Dr Alice Samson, Lecturer in Archaeology
    21. Dr Sarah Scott, Associate Professor of Archaeology
    22. Professor Graham Shipley, Professor of Ancient History
    23. Dr Daniel Stewart, Lecturer in Ancient History
    24. Dr Jeremy Taylor, Lecturer in Archaeology
    25. Dr Christina Tsoraki, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Beyond the Three Age System project
    26. Professor Marijke van der Veen, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology
    27. Professor Ruth Young, Lecturer in Archaeology
  5. General Statement:
    At Leicester, we are home to a world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching in our twin disciplines of Ancient History and Archaeology. We have a long history of making high-impact, world-leading discoveries.
    We are also proud to host an on-site, professional archaeological unit. The award-winning University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), the team that found King Richard III, forms part of the School, and supports our provision of archaeological training.

    Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester is home to a world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching.
    In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, 74% of our research activity, including 100% of our Research Environment, was classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, ranking us 6th out of universities that teach Archaeology in the UK. We are also ranked 1st for the public impact of our research.

    For more information on historical archaeology:
    School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH. T:+44 (0)116 252 2720 E:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
  2. University College London (UCL)
  3. Department Title:
  4. Institute of Archaeology
  5. Faculty members:
    1. Mark Altaweel Complex adaptive systems; Computational Social Science; Mesopotamian history; social-ecological systems; social-ecological systems; Near East archaeology; data science; machine learning Manuel Arroyo Kalin South American Archaeology: Amazonia, Patagonia; Geoarchaeology, soil micromorphology; Human Niche-Building, Historical Ecology, Landscape History, Anthropogenic soils; Ethnoarchaeology, Cultural Transmission; Indigenous Archaeology
    2. Andrew Bevan GIS and spatial analysis; Material culture and value; Mediterranean archaeology and history; Human settlement and landscape ecology; Archaeological survey and excavation methods
    3. Beverley Butler The theorisation and re-conceptualisation of cultural heritage studies; museum historiography and critical museological theory; the application of intellectual history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory, postcolonial theory, deconstruction and memory-studies to cultural heritage/ museum studies;the application of ethnographic methods and anthropological theory to cultural heritage / museum studies themes of cultural loss and revivalism; critical studies of the archive; postcolonial politics of memory-work; cosmopolitanism and ethnicity; maritime heritage; cultural / human rights and marginalised histories; heritage and wellbeing; specialist focus upon North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean and upon Alexandrian / Egyptian and Palestinian cultural heritage and cultural politics.
    4. Michael Charlton Archaeological science (materials science and quantitative methods); Preindustrial technology; Pyrotechnology; Experimental archaeology; Cultural transmission theory; Evolutionary archaeology; World archaeology Corisande Fenwick Islamic and late antique archaeology, particularly on the themes of empire, urbanism, religion, environment and technology, as well as those working on North African archaeology (any period) or cultural heritage in the MENA region.
    5. Ian Freestone Early materials and technologies, and the application of scientific methods to the investigation of artefacts and their interpretation. Particular focus on glass but also ceramic materials and the by-products of early metallurgy.
    6. Dorian Fuller Archaeobotany: Human Plant Use in Prehistory, from hunter-gatherer plant to use reconstructing agricultural systems and systems of plant cooking. The Origins and Spread of Agriculture: including plant domestication and arable ecology. Current or recent work has included the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Sudan and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, Britain, and the Caribbean. I have long fieldwork experience and knowledge of material cultural and social evolution for Nubia and India. I have broader interests in environmental archaeology, long-term environmental history and the “Anthropocene”.
    7. Andrew Gardner. The archaeology of the Roman world and early Medieval Europe, with a particular focus on Britain; Social theory in archaeology, including issues of identity, agency, and temporality; The archaeology of frontiers, boundaries and borderlands; Approaches to violence and warfare in past societies; The role of the past in contemporary politics; Archaeogaming – computer and video game archaeology.
    8. Andrew Garrard. The Palaeolithic and Neolithic of Western Asia: especially the adaptations of Neanderthal and early modern human societies, late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers, the beginnings of agriculture and pastoralism, and the emergence of early village societies. General interests in the reconstruction of past environments, subsistence and site formation processes.
    9. Elizabeth Graham. Maya archaeology; tropical urbanism; long-term environmental impact and anthropogenic soils; coastal trade and commerce; Spanish and British colonial periods; artefact care and access to on-site collections. Research area: Belize
    10. Sue Hamilton. Landscape archaeology: Later European Prehistory; Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Polynesia; Sensory and gendered landscapes; Phenomenology; Rethinking archaeological field practice
    11. Rodney Harrison. Critical Heritage Studies: Heritage, multiculturalism and globalisation; Posthumanist theory and environmental humanities; Climate change and Anthropocene studies; Intangible and indigenous heritage; Museum studies; History and philosophy of conervation, museums, anthropology and archaeology; Archaeologies of the present and recent past; Contemporary material culture studies; Historical archaeology; Archaeologies of colonialism; Australian archaeology
    12. Rachel King. Archaeologies of the recent and contemporary past in Africa, with special attention to southern Africa; heritage and political resistance in Africa; heritage and development, especially resource extraction; history of archaeological thought in and about sub-Saharan Africa; archival, ethnographic, and landscape methodologies; heritage teaching and learning methods
    13. Mark Lake. The development and use of quantitative and computational methods for studying the past, especially agent-based computer simulation and geographical information systems; the evolutionary origins of cultural transmission, Mesolithic settlement strategies in Scotland and the spread of farming in Neolithic Europe; the problem of memes and the manner in which human innovation explores design space.
    14. Kris Lockyear. Geophysical survey in archaeology; Archaeological methods, especially in field archaeology, including field survey, photography, and excavation; Iron age and Roman archaeology and numismatics particularly in the UK and Romania; Multivariate Statistical methods; The archaeology and history of Hertfordshire.
    15. Kevin MacDonald. West African Complex Societies; African Historical Archaeology (including oral traditions); Historical Archaeology in the New World (especially concerning the African Diaspora); Pottery Analysis; Archaeolozoology; Prehistory of African Pastoralism
    16. Louise Martin. Zooarchaeology The role of animals in past human societies; Hunting and herding practices in prehistoric western Asia; Animal domestications; production and consumption of animal foods; Mammalian ecology and ethology
    17. Gabriel Moshenska. Public archaeology; History of archaeology; Archaeology of the modern world; Conflict archaeology (focus on 20th Century); The politics of the past; Decolonising archaeology; Conflict commemoration and memory studies; Material culture studies; Community archaeology
    18. Theano Moussouri. Knowledge construction and meaning-making in museums and other informal learning settings; The organisation of learning in family and other everyday contexts; Public engage with disciplinary knowledge and everyday knowledge; Museum learning in the digital age; Working with culturally and linguistically diverse audiences; Museum learning practice, knowledge co-production and professional identity; Practice-based research, reflective practice and action research
    19. Claudia Naeser. Archaeology in Egypt and Nubia from prehistory to Islam; funerary archaeology; the social and political dimensions of archaeological practice; the production, appropriation and consumption of archaeological heritage places in the contemporary world.
    20. Caitlin O’Grady. Conservation of archaeological materials; analysis and interpretation of archaeological materials including ceramics, lime plaster and mudbrick, as well as historic conservation treatment materials; history and development of conservation and conservation science disciplines; collections survey.
    21. Jose Oliver. Caribbean Pre-Columbian and early European contact period history (archaeology, ethnohistory and historical linguistics) ; South American topical lowland Amerindian history (archaeology, ethnohistory, linguistics and ethnography); Epistemology and Theories of Chiefdom or ‘Middle Range’ Polities (Americas &amp; Pacific) ; Development and evolution of subsistence economies of South America and the Caribbean; The materiality and networks of political-religious power (Amazonia and the Circum-Caribbean) ; Regional and Long-distance trade economy &amp; exchange networks Ethnogenesis
    22. Mike Parker Pearson. Stonehenge: its purpose and people; The Beaker people: diet and mobility in Britain 2500-1700BC; The Outer Hebrides: settlement and society from prehistory to the post-medieval period on the island of South Uist; Death and burial: funerary archaeology; Madagascar: society and change in the Indian Ocean; Prehistoric Britain and Europe in the 1st millennia BC and AD; Identifying mummification from skeletonised remains: soft tissue preservation in prehistoric Europe; Public archaeology and heritage; Ethnoarchaeology and material culture
    23. Dominic Perring. Applied Archaeology (development-led archaeology, planning and archaeology, archaeology and urban regeneration, contemporary archaeological practice); the
    24. archaeology of Roman London (history of archaeological research in London, urban society, London and the annona, impacts of exogenous stochastic shock on urban resilience, etc. ); Roman town planning and domestic architecture (social meanings of urban and domestic space); Architecture, art &amp; ideology in antiquity; Archaeology of the Roman provinces (especially Britain &amp; Syria); Cultural Resource Management in UK and Middle-East
    25. Renata Peters. I am an objects conservator with a background in fine art and a keen interest in ethics and conservation decision-making, especially how the interactions between tangible and intangible aspects of objects affect the conservation process. I have worked with different kinds of collections in South and North America, Europe and Africa. But I am especially interested in indigenous and archaeological collections from Latin America and Africa. At the moment, I am working on the conservation of lithics and fossils from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) and starting a research project about contemporary productions of bark cloth in South America.
    26. Patrick Quinn. Thin Section Ceramic Petrography and Geochemistry; Prehistoric Ceramic Production and Consumption in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean; Pre-Contact Hunter Gatherer Ceramics of Southern California; Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics of all Periods of UK; Application of Micropalaeontology to Archaeology; Ceramic Craft Technology and Organisation of Production in Qin Period China.
    27. Milijana Radivojevic. Archaeomaterials: metals and ceramics; Origins and evolution of early metallurgy in Eurasia; Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age archaeology and metallurgy in southeast Europe and the Eurasian Steppe; Silk Roads archaeology; Complex networks science and archaeology; Aesthetics of archaeological material culture; Archaeology and Public Engagement
    28. Carolyn Rando. Methodological advancement in forensic anthropology; Modern human skeletal variation; Digital approaches in forensic anthropology; Forensic taphonomy and estimating time since death; Cognitive bias in forensic anthropology; Congenital diseases of childhood; Ancient disease pathways General fields of interest:Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Dental Anthropology, Palaeopathology, and Palaeoepidemiology
    29. Andrew Reid. Later archaeology of eastern and southern Africa; Complex societies; Livestock management and butchery practices; The Archaeology of African and European contact; Contributions to the African Heritage and Archaeology website
    30. Andrew Reynolds. The archaeology of early medieval societies in north-western Europe, especially Britain during the period AD700-1200, and the archaeology of standing buildings. Recent research themes include the archaeology of governance, the geography of burial in the landscape of early medieval England and the nature of physical, temporal and social boundaries as expressed in the archaeological record. Andrew is particularly interested in the methodologies employed by archaeologists working in documented periods.
    31. Corinna Riva. Iron Age Italy and the 1st millennium BC in the Central Mediterranean: interaction between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Sea regions; comparative archaeology of the 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean; colonialism and colonisation; theoretical approaches to cultural contact and material culture; Mediterranean ‘marginal’ landscapes; Mediterranean Archaic economies and trade.
    32. Julia Shaw. Archaeology and art of South Asia: urbanisation, religious history, state-formation, agriculture, land-use and environmental control, historical water studies, ecological history; sectarianism, politics and archaeology; landscape and survey archaeology; archaeology of sacred geography and &#39;natural places&#39;; rock-art; Archaeology of Asian religions, especially Buddhism and Hinduism; Archaeology of medicine, healing and disability; Interfaces between archaeology, anthropocene studies, and the environmental humanities: Archaeologies of environmental ethics and intellectual responses to climate change;  Historical attitudes towards &#39;nature&#39; and human:animal:environment interactions; Archaeology, religion and ecology; Archaeology and environmental / climate-change activism.
    33. Stephen Shennan. Application of biological evolutionary theory and methods to archaeology; Prehistoric demography; Ethnicity; Prehistoric social and economic institutions; cultural evolution, European Neolithic and Bronze Age
    34. Bill Sillar. archaeology and ethnography of the Andes; Ceramics; Material culture and technology; Biography of an artefact
    35. Ulrike Sommer. The European Neolithic; Processes of Neolithisation; History of Archaeology; Lithic technology; Archaeological taphonomy
    36. Rachael Sparks. The material culture of the Levant in the Bronze and Iron Ages; Stone vessel production, distribution and use; Cultural interaction between Egypt and the Levant The relationship between material culture and group identity; Canaanite burial customs; The history of archaeological research in British Mandate Palestine, including the work of Flinders Petrie at Tell el-‘Ajjul, Tell Fara and Tell Jemmeh.
    37. James Steele. Research interests include new modeling approaches in computational archaeology; cognitive evolution and cognitive archaeology; landscape characterization and environmental knowledge systems; and human osteology
    38. Rhiannon Stevens. Investigating the influence of climate on past human societies and the interaction of humans with their environment; Reconstructing the diet of past human and animal population through bimolecular techniques; Extending and developing isotope analysis methodologies (C, N, O, Sr, etc) to improve interpretations and reconstructions; Investigating the effects of climate and physiology on animal body isotopic values (hair, teeth, bones, antler);Upper Palaeolithic Archaeology
    39. Alice Stevenson. Museum collections and archives; histories of museums and archaeology; museum archaeology and anthropology; museum ethics; Heritage of the Middle East and Africa; archaeology of Predynastic Egypt and Nubia; burial rituals Dean Sully conservation as critical heritage practice; conservation of archaeological &amp; anthropological objects and museum collections Conservation of built heritage and heritage places: People Centred Conservation of Nature and Culture Transcultural Heritage Practice Decolonising methodologies
    40. Jeremy Tanner. Critical, sociologically informed, and comparative approaches to the art of the ancient world. Theories and methods for the analysis of art of past societies. Development of the concept of art as &#39;expressive symbolism&#39; (derived from Talcott Parsons&#39; Action Theory), through synthesis with structuralism, pragmatist semiotics (Peirce, Mead) and ethology, as well as Alfred Gell&#39;s account of the material agency of art. Comparative approaches to the art of complex societies, whether through genres and institutions (such as visual depictions of history, or portraiture), stylistic systems (&#39;naturalism&#39;, spatial representation, perspective), or ancient critical texts on art (art theory, art history writing).  Current research focuses on comparative approaches to ancient Greek and Roman and early imperial Chinese art. Reception and display of ancient art, in museums and other institutions, in the modern world.
    41. David Wengrow. Comparative archaeology of the Middle East, North-East Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean; Early state formation; Cognitive and evolutionary approaches to culture; Prehistoric art and aesthetics; Intellectual and social history of archaeology and anthropology
    42. Todd Whitelaw. Aegean archaeology; Method and theory; Landscape archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology; Complex societies; Settlement archaeology; Ceramics; Urbanisation
    43. Tim Williams. Urbanism and complex societies along the Silk Roads; Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia and the Silk Roads; Management of archaeological sites, cultural routes and landscapes; Recording &amp; analysis of complex stratigraphy, integration of complex data sets; EARTH: Earthen Archaeology Research, Theory and History
    44. Karen Wright. Social organization; Archaeology of households and villages; Stone technologies: milling tools, vessels, beads, figurines; Beads, the body and social identity; Food preparation; Gender; The impact of urbanization and state formation on rural regions; Ancient texts and archaeology; Western Asia; Neolithic, chalcolithic, early Bronze Age
    45. Yijie Zhuang. Geoarchaeology; Ecology of early agriculture; Long-term land use and landscape changes; Irrigation and Water management; diverse trajectories to social complexity; East, South and Southeast Asia.
  6. General Statement:
    The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the largest centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. Founded in 1937, it is one of very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology. Based in the heart of London, and within 10 minutes walk of both the British Museum and the British Library, the Institute offers a comprehensive list of Masters degrees covering a diverse range of specialisms. The Institute is recognised for the excellence of its teaching and student experience, at graduate as well as undergraduate level, as reflected in numerous university league tables and National Student Survey results. Minimum entry requirements are a CGPA 3.3 or better, in a relevant degree. A GRE score is not required. The Institute’s Graduate body is made up of over 250 students from over 40 different countries . After UK students North American students are our largest co-hort, number around 50-70 students a year.
    MA Programmes
  • MA in Archaeology
  • MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia
  • MA Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East
  • MA in Artefact Studies
  • MA in Cultural Heritage Studies
  • MA in Managing Archaeological Sites
  • MA in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • MA in Museum Studies
  • MA in Principles of Conservation
  • MA in Public Archaeology
  • MA in Research Methods for Archaeology

    MSc programmes

  • MSc in Archaeological Science: Technology and Materials
  • MSc in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
  • MSc in Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and Complexity
  • MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums (2 years)
  • MSc in Environmental Archaeology
  • MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology (joint degree with UCL Anthropology)
  1. For More Information Contact:
    Lisa Daniel, Graduate Admissions Administrator. UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7499; email:,; Webpage:


  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. Paul A. Shackel (Ph.D., SUNY-University at Buffalo 1987; Professor; Director, Center for Heritage Resource Studies) complex societies, historical archaeology, class and ethnicity, ethnohistory, industrial archaeology.
    2. Mark P. Leone (Ph.D., University of Arizona 1968; Professor) archaeological theory, historical archaeology, interpretation, critical theory, African-American archaeology.
    3. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman (Ph.D., University of Georgia 2001; Associate Professor) zooarchaeology, taphonomy, historical archaeology, Native American, colonization, colonial period.
    4. Stephen A. Brighton (Ph.D., Boston University 2005; Associate Professor) diaspora studies, social identity, heritage formation, contemporary archaeological theory.
    5. George Hambrecht (Ph.D., City University of New York 2011; Assistant Professor) historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, ecology/human ecodynamics, North Atlantic, Caribbean.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Donald Linebaugh (Ph.D., College of William and Mary 1996; Affiliate Professor) historic archaeology, historic preservation, urban centers, historic landscapes, public interpretation.
    2. Adam Fracchia (Ph.D., University of Maryland 2014; Assistant Research Professor) historical archaeology, Baltimore metropolitan region, urbanization, industrialization, heritage.
    3. Justin Lev-Tov (Ph.D., University of Tennessee 2000; Assistant Research Professor) zooarchaeology, near eastern archaeology.
    4. Barbara Little (Ph.D., SUNY- University at Buffalo 1987; Adjunct Professor) public archaeology, public history, historical archaeology method and theory, feminist archaeology.
    5. Marilyn London (M.A., University of New Mexico-Albuquerque 1979; Assistant Research Professor) forensic anthropology, paleopathology, skeletal biology.
    6. Bode Morin (Ph.D., Michigan Technological University 2009; Assistant Research Professor) archaeology, industrial heritage, cultural resource heritage.
    7. Matthew Palus (Ph.D., Columbia University 2010; Adjunct Assistant Professor & Senior Lecturer) historical archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries, modernization and development, 20th-century electrification, work and labor, oral history, heritage.
    8. Michael Roller (Ph.D., University of Maryland 2015; Post-Doctoral Associate) historical archaeology, migration, heritage.
    9. Joshua Samuels (Ph.D., Stanford University 2013; Assistant Research Professor & Senior Lecturer) historical archeology, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage, cultural resource management, community archaeology.
    10. Julie Schablitsky (Ph.D., Portland State University 2002; Adjunct Assistant Professor) archaeology, transportation landscapes, cemeteries, genetic archaeology.
    11. Lyle Torp (M.A., University of South Florida 1992; Lecturer) archaeology, cultural resource management, historic preservation.
  5. General Statement:

    The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland offers graduate study leading to the Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.), the Master of Applied Anthropology and Master of Historic Preservation (M.A.A./M.H.P. Dual Degree), the Masters of Professional Studies in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management (M.P.S. (CHRM)), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

    The Department of Anthropology is internationally recognized as a leader in historical archaeology, environmental archaeology, and heritage studies, with five faculty members with expertise in historical archaeology. Anthropology offers skills-based training in zooarchaeology; geospatial technology, mapping, and modeling; geoarchaeology; cultural resource management; archaeological/heritage ethnography; and forensic anthropology. Students may contribute to faculty members’ projects in Iceland, Ireland, the anthracite area of northeastern Pennsylvania, Annapolis and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake, the American Southwest, and Southeastern US. Within the Department of Anthropology, archaeology exists through the strong emphasis on historical archaeology and is intimately linked to analysis of the role the past plays in the present, and particularly the ways in which the past is understood, valued, consumed, and mobilized. Historical archaeology is focused on class structure in Annapolis, labor struggles in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, environmental degradation caused by European settlement in Iceland, cultural resilience and transformation in Ireland, impacts of diaspora and immigration in the U.S., the survival of Native American ecological patterns when confronted with European intrusion into the American Southwest and Southeast, as well as the role of heritage in pursuing and sustaining social justice.

    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. 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.

    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:
    Nadine Dangerfield, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, University of Maryland, Department of Anthropology, 1111 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Lane, College Park, MD 20742 USA; phone: 301-405-4737; email; web site:


  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:
    Anthropology (Degree: M.A. in Historical Archaeology)
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology and Anthropology:
    1. Balanzátegui, Daniela (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University 2017; Asst. Prof.) historical archaeology, African Diaspora, community archaeology, gender, critical heritage studies, Latin America, Ecuador.
    2. Beranek, Christa (Ph.D., Boston University 2007; Res. Scientist I; Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) historical archaeology, material culture, vernacular architecture, North America, eastern U.S.
    3. Bolender, Douglas (Ph.D. Northwestern University 2006; Research Asst. Prof.) landscape archaeology, Viking Age archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, Iceland, Greenland, Europe.
    4. Landon, David B. (Ph.D., Boston University 1991; Sr. Scientist, Assoc. Dir., Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research; Grad. Prog. Dir.) 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, Critical Race Theory, 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. Silliman, Stephen W. (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 2000; Prof.; Dept. Chair) historical archaeology, colonialism, Native American history, indigenous archaeology, critical heritage studies, community archaeology, North America, eastern U.S., California.
    8. Steinberg, John M. (Ph.D., UCLA 1997; Res. Scientist II, Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) colonization, complex societies, economic anthropology, remote sensing, Europe, Iceland.
    9. Trigg, Heather B. (Ph.D., University of Michigan 1999; Res. Scientist II, Fiske Ctr. for Archaeological Research) prehistoric and historical archaeology, colonialism, paleoethnobotany, North America, Southwest, eastern U.S.
  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, African Diaspora, urbanization, industrialization, environmental archaeology, material culture analysis, spatial analysis and landscapes, 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, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic with subarea specialties in the northeastern U.S., the American Southwest, the Chesapeake, California, Texas, Ecuador, Iceland, and Greenland. Students take three required sources and five 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 tuition waivers and stipends. The program’s “Graduate Handbook” has more detail, and the most recent version is always available in digital form on the Department of Anthropology website listed below.
  5.  For More Information Contact:
    David Landon, Graduate Program Director, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA;; phone: 617-287-6835; 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; Associate Prof.) Historical archaeology, vernacular architecture, material culture, military archaeology, transhumance, historic petroglyphs, Eastern North America and Newfoundland
    2. Losier, Catherine (Ph.D., Laval 2012; Assistant Prof.) Historical archaeology, French colonies, Atlantic colonial world, material culture studies, cultural interaction, colonial economies
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Blaser, Mario (Ph.D., McMaster 2003; Associate Prof.) Indigenous politics, ontology, the study of science and technology
    2. Burchell, Meghan (Ph.D., McMaster 2013; Associate Prof.) Coastal landscapes, isotope analysis,sclerochronology, geochemical applications in archaeology, climate proxies, hunter-gatherers, mortuary archaeology, gender and archaeology
    3. Forbes, Veronique (Ph.D., Aberdeen 2013; Assistant Prof.) Human-environment interactions in the circumpolar north, biogeography, conflict, environmental archaeology and palaeoecology, Quaternary entomology, Newfoundland, Alaska, Iceland
    4. Grimes, Vaughan (Ph.D., Bradford 2007; Associate Prof.) Archaeological science, biomolecular archaeology, human skeletal biology, isotope-based analytical methodologies (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and strontium); influence of culture, biological adaptations and climate change on subsistence, settlement, migration and mobility patterns in the past
    5. Moro, Oscar (Ph.D., Cantabria 2006; Associate Prof.) Prehistoric Art, Art History, Indigenous Arts, Science and Technology, Philosophy of Science, History of Science
    6. Neilsen, Scott (Ph.D., Memorial 2015; Assistant Prof.) Indigenous people of Eastern Quebec and Labrador, the long-term history of small-scale societies around the world and the impact that climate, environment and policy has had on them Rankin, Lisa (Ph.D., McMaster 1998; Prof.) Post-medieval cultural encounters in the archaeological record between Labrador Inuit and Europeans, and interactions between Northeastern Indigenous populations over the past several Millennia; hunter-gatherers, ethnicity and identity, landscapes, settlement patterns, eastern Sub-Arctic 
    7. Whitridge, Peter (Ph.D., Ariz State 1999; Prof.) Embodiment, place and landscape; hunter-fisher-gatherer social and economic relations; human-animal relations; imaginaries; childhood; sport; contemporary archaeology; Arctic
  5. General Statement:
    Archaeology at Memorial has a growing international reputation founded on the breadth and quality of faculty research, excellence in teaching and state-of-the-art facilities. We have unique strengths for student opportunities in historical archaeology, archaeological sciences, and the ancient indigenous past. State-of-the-art laboratories specializing in applied archaeological sciences, archaeobotany, archaeoentomology, archaeological conservation, prehistoric, historical and aboriginal archaeology integrate researchers into community-university research initiatives from Northern Labrador and the Arctic, to French Guiana and from British Columbia to Northwest Europe. As one of the largest Archaeology departments in Canada, we train our graduate students to become effective researchers, critical thinkers, and active stewards for our shared archaeological heritage.
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Vaughan Grimes, Graduate Officer, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7 Canada; phone: 709.864.8861; fax: 709.864.2374; email:; Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    The University of Memphis
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Earth Sciences
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
  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; Prof.) archaeology, ethnohistory; North America.
    3. Ryan M. Parish (Ph.D., University of Memphis 2014; Assist. Prof. geoarchaeology,archaeometry, chert sourcing, reflectance spectroscopy, 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.A. M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences with a concentration in Archaeology. The program emphasizes the archaeology of the Southeast, from early prehistory through the historic period. The department operates a museum at Chucalissa, a Mississippian period 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:
    Ryan M. Parish, Department of Earth Sciences, 125 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. Stacey L. Camp (Ph.D., Stanford 2009, Assoc. Prof., Director, MSU Campus Archaeology Program, & Assoc. Chair) historical archaeology, immigration studies, public archaeology, digital archaeology, heritage management and curation, tourism studies, North America and Asia
    2. John Norder (Ph.D., Michigan 2002; Asst. Prof.) Great Lakes and Canadian archaeology and ethnohistory, hunter-gatherer studies, landscapes, rock-art studies.
    3. 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. Kurt Rademaker (Ph.D., University of Maine 2012; Assistant Professor) – Environmental archaeology, Andean South America, hunter-gatherers, settlement of the Americas, historical ecology, lithic and provenance analysis, geographic information systems.
    5. Ethan Watrall (PhD, Indiana University, 2005; Assoc Prof; Director, of Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative; Associate Director, MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences) Digital Archaeology & Heritage, Heritage Studies, Egyptian Archaeology (Predynastic), Pseudoarchaeology, Public & Community Archaeology
    6. Gabriel D. Wrobel (Ph.D., Indiana 2004; Assoc. Prof) Bioarchaeology, Maya, New Guinea, Caves, Digital Modeling
  4. Other faculty members:
    1. Mindy Morgan (Ph.D., Indiana 2001; Assoc. Prof.) Native North American languages, linguistic anthropology, language recovery, ethnohistory.
    2. Lynne Goldstein (Ph.D., Northwestern 1976; Prof. Emeritus) North American archaeology, mortuary analysis, settlement studies, archaeological method and theory, ethics and public policy issues, historical-archaeological experience in California, Arizona, & Midwest US
    3. William A. Lovis (Ph.D., Michigan State University 1973; Prof. Emeritus) paleoecology, foraging/collecting adaptations, archaeological settlement systems, analytical methods.
  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 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 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. Todd Fenton, Department of Anthropology, 354 Baker Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA; phone:517 355-5190; fax: 517-432-2363; email: ; Web page: 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; Assoc. Prof. Anthropology) critical heritage studies,heritage landscapes, extractive industries, ethnographic methods.
    2. Blair, Carl (Ph.D., Minnesota 1992; Senior Lec. History and Archaeology) experimentalarchaeology, iron production, complex societies, international programs.
    3. Carter, Angie (Ph.D., Iowa State University XXXX; Assist Prof. Environ/Energy Justice) Agrifood and extractive industries, sustainability, environmental inequality/justice, community-based and participatory research.
    4. Gorman, Hugh (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon 1996; Prof Environmental History and Policy, Department (Chair) political ecology of energy, governance of technological and environmental systems.
    5. Lafreniere, Don (Ph.D., Western Ontario 2014; Assoc. Prof Geography and GIS, Director Geospatial Core Facility) qualitative and quantitative GIS analyses, deindustrialization and shrinking cities, demography, mobility, historical geography, neighborhoods.
    6. Langston, Nancy (Ph.D. Washington 1994; Professor of Environmental History) environmental history, toxics, watershed change, water quality, mining history.
    7. MacLennan, Carol (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley 1979; Assoc. Prof. Anthropology) anthropology of industry.
    8. Martin, Patrick (Ph.D., Michigan St 1984; Resrch Prof. Archaeology) historical/industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, heritage governance, archaeological science.
    9. Quivik, Fredric L. (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1998: Resrch Prof. of History) history of technology, environmental history, architectural history, industrial archaeology, organization and management,historian as expert witness.
    10. Rhodes II, Mark A. (Ph.D. Kent State. 2019; Asst. Prof of Geography) Memory and Heritage,Landscape, Sense of Place, Post-industrial geography and heritage, nationalism, musicology.
    11. Robins, Jonathan E. (Ph.D., Univ. Rochester 2010; Assoc. Prof. History) globalization, economic history, colonialism, commodity studies, history of food, international business organization.
    12. Rouleau, Laura W. (Ph.D., Delaware 2014; Instructor) American history, private/public spaces, museum studies, material culture studies.
    13. Rouleau, Mark D. (Ph.D., George Mason Univ. 2011; Assoc. Prof. Social Science) social simulation, agent-based modeling land-use modeling, survey design.
    14. Scarlett, Sarah Fayen (Ph.D., Madison 2014; Assist. Prof. History) architectural history, landscape, space/place, material culture, power, museum studies, historical GIS, community-engaged scholarship.
    15. Scarlett, Timothy (Ph.D., UN-Reno, 2002; Assoc. Prof. Archaeology and Anthropology) historical archaeology, industrial archaeology, archaeological science, creativity and work.
    16. Shelly, Chelsea (Ph.D., Wisconsin, 2013; Assoc. Prof. of Sociology) alternative technologies and renewable energy, sustainable communities, technology and energy policy, intentional communities, environmental education.
    17. Sidortsov, Roman (Ph.D. Univ. Cambridge 2016; Assist. Prof Energy Policy) governance and heritage, arctic energy geopolitics, energy and environmental policy and law, sustainability.
    18. Sweitz, Samuel (Ph.D., Texas A &amp; M 2005; Assoc. Prof.) historical and industrial archaeology, industrial communities, sugar, mining, world systems and globalization.
    19. 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.
    20. Winkler, Richelle (Ph.D., Wisconsin 2010; Assoc. Prof. Sociology and Demography) rural sociology, population and environment, environmental sociology, migration, community-engaged scholarship, GIS.
    21. 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.
    22. Zhou, Shan (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. 2012; Assist. Prof Environmental/Energy Policy) sustainable technology adoption/diffusion, urban/local sustainability, policy process and analysis, heritage and green buildings.
  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, 3D 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. Henquinet, Kari A. (Ph.D. Michigan State Univ. 2007; Director, Peace Corps Master’s International Program, Pavilis Honors College) Anthropology, ethnography, gender, international development,human rights, service learning, African studies.
    5. 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.
    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, including unique Ph.D. and M.S. programs, as well as the VISTA/Americorps M.S. degree. 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, anthropology, and other fields. M.S. graduates pursue careers in heritage management, field archaeology, public history, preservation and planning, archives, tourism, museums, community revitalization, and government service. Students can take advantage of the VISTA/Americorps opportunities for national service and integrate their experience into their studies. 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 Great Lakes Research Center, and the  dedicated Annex Building Archaeology Laboratories (including research, conservation, and teaching labs; GIS lab; a curatorial facility; and the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology library), in addition to remote sensing, chemistry and materials science, aDNA, and environmental science laboratories on campus. 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 and mining history. The Archaeology Laboratory is actively involved in local, regional, and international archaeological studies, providing thesis and dissertation projects for students built around practical problems. 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 historical/archival studies in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Chicago, 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.

    For More Information Contact:

    Chelsea Shelly, 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. Veronica Davidov, Ph.D. Anthropology, New York University, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Program Director. Research Interests: Human-nature relations, and the cultural, political processes involved in their formation and negotiation.
    2. Hillary DelPrete, Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University. Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: Modern evolution and human variation, pelvic change, environmental variation.
    3. Geoffrey Fouad, Ph.D. Geography, San Diego State/UC Santa Barbara. Assistant Professor of Geography. Research Interests: GIS, Data Visualization, Environmental Modeling.
    4. Stanton Green, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: Ireland, European Prehistory, GIS, Landscape Archaeology, Baseball and American Culture
    5. Adam R. Heinrich, Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University. Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Research Interests: Historical Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Taphonomy, Mercantile systems, Commemoration, Material Culture
    6. 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
    7. Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D. Geography, Penn State University Associate Professor of Geography. Research Interests: North America, Tourism, Urbanization, Political and Cultural Geography
    8. 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
    9. 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 historical 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 2020 field school will be held at the 1719 William Trent House.  Recent Projects have includedarchaeological surveys at Orange Valley Plantation, Jamaica;  Morristown National Historical Park; Sandy Hook Lighthouse; Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate, Bordentown, New Jersey; Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat, New Jersey; and the Lazaretto in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Richard Veit, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898 USA; phone 732-263-5699; email:; Web page:


  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) Adaptation, colonization, extractive industries, landscape transformations, marginalized populations, human-environment interactions, boomtowns/urbanization, public archaeology and sustainability
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Augé, C. Riley (Ph.D., U of Montana 2013) Archaeology of ritual, religion, and magic; museum studies and collections management; engendered spaces; artifact identification.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Prentiss, Anna M. (Ph.D., Simon Fraser U 2003) Archaeology, evolutionary theory, lithic technology, hunter-gatherers, and cultural resource management.
    5. Review other related faculty/staff at this link:
  5. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology, at The University of Montana offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs. 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. Students interested in historical archaeology will have many opportunities to see how this field connects with a four-field, holistic approach to understanding the human condition. 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, ancient DNA, human variation, archaeology, and sociocultural anthropology. Our Ph.D. program works well for students who want to pursue academic careers, as well as 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, Prof). Historical archaeology of the American West and East; contemporary archaeology; gender and identity; material culture; museum studies; historic preservation; western U.S., eastern U.S., Hawaii, England, Italy.
    2. Sarah E. Cowie (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008, Assoc. Prof). Historical archaeology of the American West and Southeast, social theory, decolonizing methods, 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.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Deborah A. Boehm (PhD U New Mexico 2005; 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. Christopher Jazwa (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2015; Assistant Professor) Prehistoric archaeology, human ecology, human behavioral ecology, zooarchaeology, Western North America, Australia.
    4. Christopher Morgan (Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2006; Assoc. 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.
    9. Kyra E. Stull (Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa 2014; Assistant Professor) Biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, growth and development, craniometric and postcraniometric human variation, South Africa, and quantitative methods
  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; decolonizing methods and collaborative Indigenous archaeology in Oregon; 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; Burns, Oregon; London, England; Black Rock City, Nevada; and Rome, Italy. Graduate students pursue topics including mining, landscapes, community, ethnicity, 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:
    Sarah E. Cowie or 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; Associate 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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)
    4. Lois Stanford (Ph.D. University of Florida, 1989; Professor) agricultural anthropology, globalization, traditional foodways, food studies, and community development (US and Mexico).
  5. 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 and graduate certificates in Cultural Resource Management and Museum Studies. NMSU is a participating institution of the Western Regional Graduate Program (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) and our programs are 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 agencies.
  6. 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., Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty) historical archaeology, farmsteads in urban environments, urbanization.
    2. Britt, Kelly, M. (Ph.D., Columbia 2009; Assistant Prof., Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty) historical urban archaeology, community-based archaeology, activist archaeology, museums and exhibitions.
    3. Hicks, Megan. (Ph.D., City University of New York 2019, Assistant Prof, Hunter College) human and animal relationships, capitalism, colonialism, the Atlantic world, historical ecology, zooarchaeology, historical archaeology, community archaeology, environmental anthropology, anthropology of food.
    4. McGovern, Thomas (Ph.D., Columbia 1979; Prof., Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty) zooarchaeology, climatic impacts, paleoeconomy, North Atlantic Islands, eastern Arctic.
    5. Moore, James (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1981; Associate Prof., Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty) historical archaeology, Northeast, NYC, Nineteenth Century Capitalist Landscapes
    6. Reilly, Matthew C. (Ph.D., D., Syracuse 2014; Asst. Prof., City College of New York, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty) historical archaeology, race, colonialism, African Diaspora.
    7. Wall, Diana diZerega (Ph.D., NYU 1987; Prof. Emerita, City College of New York) 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 archaeological specialists. 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 take classes at New York University and Columbia University as part of a consortium program. Additionally, graduate students can conduct research or do internships at prominent institutions such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the New York City Archaeological Repository: Nan A. Rothschild Research Center. The Ph.D. is offered.
  5. For More Information Contact:

    James Moore, Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Bouelevard, 314 Powdermaker Hall, Flushing, NY 11367 phone: 718-997-5510; fax: 718=997-2885; email: Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Northwestern University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Mark W. Hauser, Associate Professor (PhD Syracuse University 2001) Historical Archaeology/Anthropology; Empires and Slavery; African Diaspora; Colonial Landscapes; Geographic Information Systems; Archaeological Survey; Materials Analysis.
    2. Matthew H. Johnson (Ph.D. Cambridge University 1990) Archaeological theory, traditional houses, ‘polite’ architecture, landscape, and perspectives ona global historical archaeology
    3. Amanda Logan (Ph.D. University of Michigan 2012). Archaeology, Inequality, Foodways, Food Insecurity, Environment, Gender, Political Economy, Structural Violence, Paleoethnobotany (macrobotanicals, phytoliths, starch grains), Ethnoarchaeology, Africa.
    4. Cynthia Robin, Professor (PhD U Pennsylvania 1999) Archaeology, households and settlements, social organization, complex societies, gender, class, feminist theory; Mesoamerica.
    5. Melissa S. Rosenzweig, Visiting Assistant Professor (PhD University of Chicago 2014). Archaeology, Human-Environment Interactions, Archaeobotany, Political Ecology, Imperialism, Agriculture, Neo-Assyria, Near East.
    6. Mary Weismantel, Professor (PhD U of IL, Urbana-Champaign 1986) Cultural anthropology, food, Prehispanic art, sex/gender, race, historical materialism; Andes, Latin America.
    7. James A. Brown, Emeritus Professor (PhD Chicago 1965) Archaeology of complex societies, comparative mortuary practices, religion, iconography, Eastern North America.
    8. Timothy Earle, Emeritus Professor (PhD Michigan 1973) Archaeology of complex societies, ecological anthropology, prehistoric economics; Andes, Polynesia, Northern Europe.
  4. Affiliated Faculty
    1. 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.
    2. Taco Terpstra (Ph.D Columbia University 2011) Department of Classics Northwestern University, Area of Interest Socioeconomic history of the Roman Empire, comparative history, and Roman archaeology and material culture.
    3. Marc Walton (D.Phil. Oxford University 2005) Research Professor of Materials Science and of Art History (by courtesy), Northwestern University.
  5. General Statement:
    Our department favors a holistic approach to anthropology, one that emphasizes the bridges between the discipline’s subfields:  Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology. The department has a special interdisciplinary and cross-school role to play in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) and the larger University. Our work frequently intersects with Northwestern’s Program of African Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Geography Program.

    Archaeology at Northwestern is characterized by the three key themes.

    Understanding history

    • The understanding of history, with a focus on the archaeology of social complexity and inequality
    • A comparative approach to complex societies and political/cultural inequality around the world, from the ancient Maya to medieval and historical Europe to the American colonial experience
    • Commitment to analysis at different scales, from the study of everyday life and the household to the widest questions of social change

    Theory and practice

    • A belief in the importance of rigorous and diverse theoretical approaches in the understanding of the past
    • Commitment to the interaction of theory and empirical research
    • A set of methods and intellectual questions that cross the borders between the humanities and the sciences

    Intellectual context

    • A belief that scientific knowledge is always framed within social, cultural and political concerns
    • Archaeology as part of the wider project of an integrated four-field program, powered by the intellectual differences and complementary approaches of an holistic Anthropology
  6. For More Information Contact:
    Director of Graduate Studies, Thom McDade, Professor 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 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. James D. Spirek (M.A., E. Carolina 1993; Archaeologist, SCIAA/U.S.C) underwater archaeology, submerged CRM.
    16. 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), 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. 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.
    3. Erin H. Kimmerle [] (PhD 2004, University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Associate Professor. Research Interests: bioarchaeology, applied biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, forensic imaging for facial recognition, human identification, demography, trauma analysis; Florida, Nigeria.
    4. 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).
    5. E. Christian Wells [] (PhD 2003, Arizona State University), Professor. Research Interests: geoarchaeology, applied archaeology, economic anthropology, soil science, quantitative and formal methods; Mesoamerica, Central America, American Southwest.
    6. Diane Wallman [] (PhD 2014, University of South Carolina), Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Zooarchaeology; Environmental Archaeology; European Colonialism; Atlantic Slavery
  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. Rebecca Zarger, 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. Paul Farnsworth (Historical Archaeology, Caribbean, Identity, African-Caribbean Cultures) 

    2. Leslie Reeder-Myers  (Archaeology, Historical Ecology, Environmental Anthropology, Sea Level Rise, Climate Change) 

  4. For More Information Contact:

    Paul Farnsworth Professor and Chair of Anthropology, 209  Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia  PA  19122 USA, Department Phone: 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. Heath, Barbara J. (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1988; Professor) Middle Atlantic, southeastern US, Caribbean, historical archaeology method and theory,
      African diaspora, landscapes, colonialism, consumerism
    2. Hollenbach, Kandace (Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005; Associate Professor) southeastern US, paleoethnobotany, foodways
    3. Janzen, Anneke (Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz, 2015, Assistant Professor), East Africa, US, pastoralism, zooarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, Zooarchaeology by
      Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS)
    4. Lofaro, Ellen M. (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2016; Curator of Archaeology) southeastern U.S., Andes, bioarchaeology, museum curation, NAGPRA, cultural heritage, isotope geochemistry, identity and mobility
  4. General Statement:
    The department offers a range of graduate studies in historical archaeology including the postcontact Western Hemisphere, colonialism, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, and quantitative methods. The M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are awarded. Departmental facilities and resources include an historical archaeology laboratory and collections, zooarchaeology laboratory and collections, paleoethnobotanical laboratories, and geophysical and geoarchaeology equipment. Students also have access to the staff, facilities, and collections of the McClung Museum on campus.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    Barbara J. Heath, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 1621 Cumberland Avenue, Strong Hall Room 502A, Knoxville, TN 37996-1525, phone 865-974-1098, fax 865-974-2686; email, Web page:


  1. Institution Name:
    Texas A&M University
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Nautical 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.
    8. Dostal, Christopher (Ph.D. Texas A&M 2017; Asst. Prof.) nautical archaeology, conservation, digital archaeology, Western Europe, North America
  4. General Statement:
    Nautical Archaeology is a program within the Department of Anthropology that offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The Maritime Archaeology and Conservation Program is a Master of Science program intended for students interested in employment in maritime museums, cultural resource management firms, the oil industry, and federal state or local agencies. The M.S. is completed in two years and requires a thesis.  The emphasis of the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. program, though students may enter with an M.A. in hand.  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 and Center for Maritime Archaeology benefit from their 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 anthropological and archaeological methods and theory are also offered by the Dept. of Anthropology.
  5. For More Information Contact:
    The Department of Anthropology, 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 Tübingen
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Prehistory and Historical Archaeology
  3. Faculty in Medieval/Post-Medieval/Historical Archaeology:
    1. Dézsi, Attila (Ph.D., Hamburg, Lecturer), contemporary archaeology, archaeology of protest.
    2. Härke, Heinrich (Ph.D., Göttingen, Professor), medieval archaeology, theory, Central Asia.
    3. Hüglin, Sophie (Ph.D., Freiburg), heritage, material culture studies, global historical archaeology.
    4. Kienzle, Michael (Ph.D., Tübingen), castle studies, material culture studies, medieval archaeology.
    5. Mehler, Natascha (Ph.D., Kiel, Professor), global historical archaeology, material culture studies, burial archaeology, maritime archaeology.
    6. Röber, Ralph (Ph.D., Münster, Professor), urban archaeology.
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Amicone, Silvia (Ph.D., London, senior lecturer), archaeometry, archaeological sciences, pottery, Italy
    2. Bartelheim, Martin (Ph.D., Berlin, Professor), prehistory, Iberian peninsula
    3. Chala-Aldana, Dobereiner (Ph.D., Tübingen, lecturer), prehistory, anthropology, South America
    4. Conard, Nicholas J. (Ph.D., Yale, professor), palaeolithic archaeology, evolution of modern humans, South Africa.
    5. Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Marta (Ph.D., Durham, lecturer), isotope analysis, archaeological sciences, anthropology, prehistory, Iberian peninsula
    6. Floss, Harald (Ph.D., Cologne, professor), prehistory, palaeolithic archaeology, France
    7. Greiff, Susanne (Ph.D., professor), archaeometry, archaeological sciences, geochemistry, geology
    8. Harvati, Katerina (Ph.D., Athens, professor), palaeoanthropology
    9. Karakostis, Alexandros (Ph.D., Tübingen, adjunct professor), biological anthropology
    10. Krauss, Raiko (Ph.D., Berlin, Professor), prehistory, Balkan
    11. Marinova, Elena (Ph.D., Bonn, lecturer), palaeobotany
    12. Miller, Christopher (Ph.D., Tübingen, professor), geoarchaeology
    13. Pernicka, Ernst (Ph.D., Vienna, Professor), archaeometry, archaeological sciences, metallurgy
    14. Rageot, Maxime (Ph.D., Munich, lecturer), archaeological sciences, organic residue analysis
    15. Schmidt, Patrick (Ph.D., Paris, lecturer), prehistory, mineralogy
    16. Schwab, Roland (Ph.D., professor), archaeological sciences, metallurgy, prehistory
    17. Starkovich, Britt (Ph.D., Arizona, senior lecturer), zooarchaeology
    18. Tennie, Claudio (Ph.D., Göttingen, senior lecturer), prehistory
    19. Venditti, Flavia (Ph.D., Rome, lecturer), lithic archaeology, prehistory
    20. Will, Manuel (Ph.D., Tübingen, lecturer), palaeolithic archaeology, South Africa
  5. General Statement:
    The department offers an M.A. in Historical Archaeology as one strand in its M.A. program. This M.A. is taught in German. The department also offers an M.A. Archaeology which is taught in English. In this M.A. international students can focus on Historical Archaeology if they wish to do so. The annual fee for the M.A. Archaeology is 1500,- Euro. The department of prehistory and historical archaeology is closely connected to the department of archaeological sciences. This department offers an M.Sc. Archaeological Sciences. Students are encouraged to contact relevant members of staff to discuss possible topics. Students are very much engaged in the many international research projects of the department and some work as student assistants.

The department of prehistory and historical archaeology is one of the leading archaeology departments in Germany and located in the beautiful castle of Tübingen in the historic city centre. The medieval city is charming and many buildings of the university, founded in 1477, are scattered all over the historic town.

  1. For More Information Contact:
    Natascha Mehler (chair and head of historical archaeology): Click on the links for more information on the M.A. Archaeology and M.A. Historical Archaeology.


  1. Institution Name:
    University of Vienna
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology
  3. Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies:
    1. Friedrich, Matthias (PhD, Freiburg 2019), Early Medieval Archaeology, Austria and Germany
    2. Mehler, Natascha (PhD, Kiel 2008) Historical Archaeology and Post-Medieval Archaeology of the North Atlantic (Iceland, Shetland, Norway), Austria and Germany; Theune-Vogt, Claudia (PhD, Marburg 1988; Professor) Early Medieval, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology, Contemporary Archaeology, Austria and Germany
    3. Winkelbauer, Iris (MA), Historical Archaeology, Austria
  4. Other Related Faculty/Staff:
    1. Prof Dr Michael Doneus (Aerial Photography, Prospection, Photogrammetry), Prof Dr Timothy Taylor (Prehistory) Dr P. Gleirscher (Prehistory), Asst-Prof Alexandra Krenn-Leeb (Prehistory, Neolithic), Ulrike Fornwagner (Aerial Archaeology), Dr Marta Luciani (Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology), Dr Alois Stuppner (Roman Archaeology), Dr Alexandra Krenn-Leeb (Prehistory)
  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. Bratten, John R. (Ph.D., Texas A&M, 1997; Professor) maritime archaeology, artifact conservation, colonial and American ships.
    2. Cook, Gregory (Ph.D., Syracuse University; Associate Professor) maritime archaeology, West Africa and Atlantic World, colonial and American ships.
    3. Worth, John (Ph.D. University of Florida, 1998; Professor) Contact Period, Spanish Colonial Ethnohistory.
    4. Gougeon, Ramie A. (Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2002; Professor, Chair) historic preservation laws and practice, terrestrial archaeology, pre-Contact through American period.
    5. Grinnan, Nicole (M.A., University of West Florida, 2014; Faculty Research Assoc., Florida Public Archaeology Network) public archaeology, maritime archaeology, historical ecology, heritage management
    6. Holmes, April (M.A., University of West Florida, 2011; Faculty Research Assoc., Archaeology Institute) terrestrial archaeology, Spanish through American colonial period and urban archaeology.
    7. Melcher, Jennifer (M.A., University of West Florida, 2011; Faculty Research Assoc., Archaeology Institute) terrestrial archaeology, GIS, database management, cemeteries.
    8. Thomin, Mike (M.A., University of West Florida, 2017; Faculty Research Assoc., Archaeology Institute) public archaeology, public history, museum studies, heritage management
    9. Stringfield, Margo S. (M.A., University of West Florida, 1996; Faculty Research Assoc., Archaeology Institute) British colonial period and urban archaeology, cemeteries, public interpretation.
  4. General Statement:
    The Department of Anthropology offers an M.A. degree under the close direction of 12 anthropology faculty with specializations in archaeology (terrestrial and maritime), cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and theory. There are two internal programs within the M.A.: Anthropology and Historical Archaeology. The general Anthropology program consists of core courses, electives in the student’s area of interest, and a thesis. The Historical Archaeology program consists of core courses in archaeology, three courses in history, electives, and a thesis. Both programs stress method, theory, and applications of archaeology in the real world. Student Support is 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, laboratory space, and a museum. The Archaeology Institute is served by Marine Services, which provides boats, crew, a dedicated Dive Safety Officer, and logistical support for maritime operations. 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:
    Ramie A. Gougeon, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 USA; phone: 850-474-3015/2474; email:; Web pages:,


  1. Institution Name:
    College of William and Mary
  2. Department Title:
    Department of Anthropology
  3. Faculty in Historical Archaeology:
    1. Amaral, Adela (Ph.D., U Chicago 2015; Asst. Prof) Historical anthropology and archaeology, colonialism, black slavery and marronage, race; the Afro-Atlantic world, Latin America.

    2.  Blakey, Michael L. (Ph.D., UMass-Amherst 1985; Prof.) Biocultural anthropology, bioarchaeology, museology, scientific racism, ethics, epistemology; Circum Atlantic, African Diaspora.

    3. Bragdon, Kathleen J. (Ph.D., Brown 1981; Prof.) Ethnohistory, North America.

    4. Fisher, William (Ph.D., Cornell 1991; Assoc. Prof.) Social organization, indigenous Amazon, political ecology and history of Amazonia, political ecology; Brazil.

    5. Gallivan, Martin D. (Ph.D., Virginia 1999; Prof.) Archaeology, ethnohistory, North America.

    6. Glasser, Jonathan (Ph.D., Michigan 2008; Assoc. Prof.) Middle Eastern studies, ethnomusicology, history, anthropology; North Africa, the Middle East, Mediterranean.

    7. Gundaker, Grey (Ph.D., Yale 1992; Prof.) Expressive culture, visual anthropology, education, learning and literacies, African American, Euro-american; US, West Indies.

    8. Hamada, Tomoko (Ph.D., UCal Berkeley 1980; Prof.) Organizational culture, applied anthropology, management strategies; Japan, East Asia.

    9. Horning, Audrey (Ph.D., Pennsylvania 1995; Prof.) Historical archaeology, Atlantic world, comparative colonialism, archaeological ethics, heritage and conflicts transformation; Chesapeake, Ireland.

    10. Jones, Joseph (Ph.D., UMass Amherst 2015 Asst. Prof.) African diaspora biohistory and health, bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, public anthropology, race and racism, skeletal biology.

    11. Kahn, Jennifer (Ph.D., UCal Berkeley 2005; Assoc. Prof.) Archaeology, lithic technology, monumental architecture, household archaeology, political economy, social complexity; Polynesia, Oceania.

    12. Lelièvre, Michelle (Ph.D., U Chicago 2012; Assoc. Prof.) Ethnoarchaeologist, hunters and gathering societies of the northeastern sub-Arctic.

    13. Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle (Ph.D., U Oklahoma 1998; Lecturer) Cultural anthropology, American Indians, museology, life history; North America.

    14. Norman, Neil (Ph.D., Virginia 2008; Assoc. Prof.) Archaeology; Africa, mid-west.

    15. Weiss, Brad (Ph.D., U Chicago 1992; Prof.) Sociocultural anthropology, anthropology of time and space, anthropology of food; Africa, US.

    16. Wright, Andrea (Ph.D., U Michigan 2015; Asst. Prof.) History and anthropology, energy, labor, migration; South Asia, 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, 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 three centers of benefit to students; 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:
    2019 – 2020 Neil Norman, 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
  2. Faculty in Historical/Underwater Archaeology:
    1. 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.
    2. Menno Dijkstra (Ph.D. UvA Amsterdam; fieldwork technician) early medieval settlements in Netherlands, medieval and later rural settlements, Bohemia (CZ), digital archaeology, excavation methodologies
    3. 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.
    4. Jerzy Gawronski Ph.D., UvA Amsterdam; Prof) maritime and urban archaeology of the late middle ages and the early modern period, Dutch global expansion.
    5. 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
    6. Arno Verhoeven (Ph. D., UvA Amsterdam) early medieval and medieval archaeology and material culture, especially pottery, combs and coins.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 E: ; email: 
    Web pages: