Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2011/2012)
28.2 Archaeology
  • Professor and Interim Head of the Department
  • S. Brown
28.2.1 Program of Study
  1. The Ph.D. in Archaeology is offered in prehistoric and historic archaeology of Northeastern North America and the Arctic.

  2. An applicant must normally hold a Master's Degree with a specialization in archaeology.

  3. The Department requires a minimum residency of six semesters for Ph.D. students.

  4. A supervisory committee will be established for each student as per General Regulations, Supervision, Ph.D. and Psy.D. Candidates, 2.

  5. Students will normally be required to successfully complete two courses during their first three semesters in the program: Archaeology 6700 and 6411. The supervisory committee may require the candidates to complete additional graduate courses.

  6. All candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language to be determined in consultation with the supervisory committee. This language will normally be a language in which there is a substantial body of literature in Archaeology. The exam will be set and marked by an authority determined by the Head of the Department and the Dean of Graduate Studies (see General Regulations, Evaluation, Evaluation of Graduate Students, 4.) and will normally be completed before the Comprehensive Examination is undertaken.

  7. The Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination shall be administered in accordance with General Regulations, Comprehensive Examinations. The examination may be oral, written or both, and shall consist normally of three sessions, each of up to three hours duration, within a one week period, or three (3) one week take home examinations. Candidates will prepare for these examinations by undertaking supervised readings in three fields prescribed by the three members of the comprehensive exam committee. The examination will deal with specified areas of archaeology. The examination will normally be scheduled in the third week of November each year in the second year of the candidate’s program.

  8. The candidate must submit a written thesis proposal for presentation to the Department two months following completion of his/her comprehensive examination.

  9. As stated in the General Regulations for Graduate Studies, the time limit for completion of the Degree is 7 years.

  10. Submission of dissertation and the oral defence of dissertation will follow General Regulations, Theses and Reports, Evaluation of Ph.D. and Psy.D. Theses.

28.2.2 Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

  • 6020 Bioarchaeology
  • 6040 Human Osteology
  • 6095 Advanced Studies in Ethnohistory (same as History 6095)
  • 6151 Palaeoethnobotany
  • 6181 Palaeoeskimo Cultures of the Eastern Arctic
  • 6182 Advances in Material Culture Analysis
  • 6187 Readings in Maritime Provinces Prehistory
  • 6189 Palaeopathology
  • 6191 Approaches to Early Modern Material Culture
  • 6192 Conservation Method and Theory
  • 6290 Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory
  • 6310 Economic Analyses in Archaeology
  • 6320 Ethnoarchaeology
  • 6330 Archaeological Field Conservation
  • 6409 History of Archaeology
  • 6411 Theory and Method in the Study of Archaeology and Prehistory
  • 6500 Special Topics in Historical Archaeology (Prerequisite 6191)
  • 6680-6699 Special Topics in Archaeology and Prehistory
  • 6700 Interpretative Methods in Archaeology
  • 6701 Interpretative Methods in Historical Archaeology
  • 6890 Graduate Seminar