The thesis-based Archaeology program at University of Calgary provides that hands-on approach, with students benefiting from the university’s world-class field and lab investigations from Western Canada, the circumpolar North, Asia, Africa, Latin America, to the Caribbean. Research areas in this program include cultural heritage management, development of complexity, ethnoarchaeology, human-environment interaction, landscape, paleobotany, bioarchaeology, social identity and more.
Completing this program
- Core Courses: Topics in Archaeological Theory and Method or Theory and its Application in Biological Anthropology.
- Specialized Courses: Professional Skills for Anthropologists, Theoretical Foundations, Human Osteology or other courses.
- Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
- Additional Courses: Students may study hunter-gatherer adaptations, origins of agriculture, development of complex societies or other topics.
- Field Work: Students will participate in a season of field work or an equivalent activity.
OutcomesMuseum Curator, Cultural Resource Management, Heritage Regulator, academic positions.
- Topics in Archaeological Theory and Method
- Theory and its Application in Biological Anthropology
- Advanced Topics in Human Osteology
- Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains
- Problems in Ethnoarchaeology
- Hunter-Gatherer Adaptations
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology Museum Studies View 35 other Masters in Anthropology in Canada
- A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
- A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
- An example of the applicant's written work in the research context.
- A statement outlining the applicant's interests and reasons for wishing to pursue graduate work in this department. Clearly identify your thesis research area
- A C.V
- Two reference letters
International8242 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8242 CAD per year during 24 months.
National3533 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3533 CAD per year during 24 months.
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