Complete a total of 30 semester hours of approved courses (10 hours), at least 24 of which should be anthropology courses and at least 18 hours of which should be taken at the 300 level or above. Pass 2 of the following 4 introductory courses:ANTH 200 Introduction to the Scientific Study of Language ANTH 201 Introduction to Social-Cultural Anthropology ANTH 203 Human Antiquity ANTH 205 Introduction to Archaeology Pass any 3 of the following courses in Archaeological Studies: ANTH 210 Anthropology of Death ANTH 312 African Prehistory ANTH 345 Politics of the Past ANTH 362 Archaeological Field Techniques ANTH 355 Landscape Archaeology ANTH 442 Museums: Theory and Practice ANTH 456 Heritage Management ANTH 458 Human Osteology Pass the research course: ANTH 562 Archaeological Field Techniques or ANTH 490 and 491 Directed Honors Research With the approval of the undergraduate advisor, students may substitute for departmental courses at most 6 hours of courses from outside the major that are related to their plan of study. The department recommends that students intending to pursue graduate study acquire a reading knowledge of one or two European languages.
This degree program is aimed specifically at individuals who plan to do fieldwork in an African setting. The curriculum is designed to impart competence in all the elements of archaeological fieldwork, including the design of field research programs, excavation and survey techniques, laboratory analysis, database development and archiving, and curation of archaeological materials. The program stresses an anthropological approach to the investigation of the past, which will be new for African students, who study archaeology as a branch of history. A special feature is an emphasis on cultural property and heritage management issues.
30 credit hours of approved coursework (must include Anth 562, 656, 443, and 800 as indicated, plus at least one other course at the 500 level or above, 1 of the 3 special papers required for the Ph.D., and a thesis.
(30 credit hours plus M.A. Thesis Research and writing) At least six courses MUST be drawn from the following: Anth 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Anth 203 Human Antiquity Anth 205 Introduction to Archaeology Anth 210 Anthropology of Death Anth 512 African Prehistory Anth 545 The Politics of the Past Anth 555 Landscape Archaeology Anth 625 Advanced topics in archaeology (laboratory analysis, database development) Anth 642 Museums: Theory and Practice Anth 656 Heritage Management Anth 658 Human Osteology Anth 660 Advanced Archaeological Theory Soci 398 Social Statistics In addition, the following courses are required (9 semester hours): Anth 562 Archaeological Field Techniques Anth 656 Cultural Heritage and Resource Management Anth 443 Archaeological Research design
Anth 800 (variable credit)
Summer excavation experience
The Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology emphasizes research skills in the library, field, and laboratory - making use of the excellent laboratory and computer facilities at Rice. These skills will be tested by means of three research papers, at least one of which must be an original data paper. In addition to research on the dissertation topic, all students are encouraged to develop at least one analytical skill, such as remote sensing, osteology, GIS, geomorphology.
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Susan McIntoshProfessor of Anthropologyoffice: 576 Sewall Hallphone: 713-348-3380email: email@example.comJeff Fleisher Assistant Professor of Anthropologyoffice: 582 Sewall Hallphone: 713-348-3482email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Houston, TX 77251