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Archaeology

Field Description

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 in the liberal arts who have considerable experience in archaeology and those seeking to build a solid foundation for future work or study. The goal of the program is to offer students the intellectual resources and institutional support necessary to prepare them for successful admissions to top tier PhD programs and for careers in heritage management.

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, and Near Eastern Studies.

The ideal trajectory toward the MA should result in the completion of all requirements within 12-18 months, although extensions to 24 months are allowed when warranted by a student’s research program.



Contact Information

Website: http://ciams.cornell.edu/
Email: ldw59@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6768

266 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Archaeology

  • African archaeology
  • archaeological science (minor)
  • archaeology of Europe, the Caucasus and Eurasia
  • economy and exchange (minor)
  • identity (minor)
  • intercultural engagement (minor)
  • landscape and environment (minor)
  • Latin American and Caribbean archaeology
  • materiality
  • Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • museums and heritage (minor)
  • North American archaeology
  • politics and complexity (minor)
  • ritual and religion (minor)
  • South and East Asian archaeology
  • visual culture (minor)

Faculty

Annetta Alexandridis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: Greek and Roman art; gender studies; archaeology and photography; plaster casts

Benjamin William Anderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology

Caitlin Barrett

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: economy and exchange; identity; Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology; visual culture
  • Research Interests: classical archaeology; egyptology

Sherene Barbara Baugher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: identity; landscape and environment; museums and heritage; North American archaeology
  • Research Interests: historical archaeology; urban archaeology; North American archaeology

Ananda Irvena Cohen-Aponte

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: landscape and environment; Latin American and Caribbean archaeology; ritual and religion; visual culture
  • Research Interests: Archaeology of colonialism; Andes; historical archaeology; visual and material culture

Magnus Fiskesjo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: intercultural engagement; museums and heritage; politics and complexity; South and East Asian archaeology
  • Research Interests: state formation; core-periphery dynamics; religion and sacrifice; museums and heritage; East and Southeast Asia

Frederic Wright Gleach

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Latin American and Caribbean archaeology; materiality; museums and heritage; North American archaeology; visual culture
  • Research Interests: archaeology of colonial contexts; museums and material culture; technology studies; history of archaeology; North Africa and the Caribbean

Kathryn L Gleason

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: landscape and garden archaeology; design history; conservation of archaeological sites

Denise Nicole Green

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: materiality; museums and heritage; visual culture
  • Research Interests: ethnography, video production, archival methods and curatorial practice, fashion, textiles, and visual design; first nation communities of north america

John Stanley Henderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: intercultural engagement; Latin American and Caribbean archaeology; politics and complexity; visual culture
  • Research Interests: complex societies; settlement patterns; ceramics; New World, especially Mesoamerica

Kurt Jordan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: economy and exchange; North American archaeology; politics and complexity
  • Research Interests: Iroquois archaeology and history, historical archaeology of indigenous peoples, colonialism and cultural entanglement

Lori Khatchadourian

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology

Sturt W. Manning

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: Aegean, Cypriot and East Mediterranean prehistory; classical archaelology; dendrochronology; radiocarbon dating; climate change and history

Christopher M. Monroe

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: Bronte Age trade and economics; maritime archaeology; assyrialogy; egyptology

Lauren Monroe

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: ancient Israelite social history; history of Israelite religion; Syro-Palestinian archaeology; history of the composition of the Hebrew bible

Verity J. Platt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests:

Eric Rebillard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: Roman history, Lake Antiquita, Early Christianity

Nerissa Russell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: European and Near Eastern prehistory; zooarchaeology and role of animals

Adam T Smith

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: ancient Eurasia and the caucasus; archaeological theory

Barry Stuart Strauss

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: Greek and Roman history; political, social, intellectual, and military history

Astrid Van Oyen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: materiality; Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
  • Research Interests: roman archaeology, ceramic analysis, technology and production, empire and imperialism

Matthew C. Velasco

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: archaeological science
  • Research Interests: Bioarchaeology; Andean archaeology; mortuary practice; stable isotope analysis; paleopathology; taphonomy; cranial modification; ethnogenesis

Thomas Peter Volman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Archaeology: African archaeology; archaeological science; economy and exchange; landscape and environment
  • Research Interests: stone-age archaeology; quantitative methods; Old World, especially southern Africa