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The UCLA Interdepartmental Archaeology Graduate Program (AP) integrates archaeological faculty throughout the university for the training of graduate students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary research. Since the inception of the program, we have awarded over 100 M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Archaeology. The mission of the Archaeology Program is to train students in the best interdisciplinary practices and techniques of archaeological investigation. At the same time, we provide students with a strong background in archaeological interpretation and theory that will enable them to undertake independent research, explanation, and preservation of archaeological heritage worldwide. Our preparation of graduate students for academic careers consists of a number of formal components:

  • A series of core courses for first-year students that provides cutting-edge training in archaeological theory and enables the formation of a yearly cohort of students.
  • Training in a diverse range of laboratory methods, enabling students to select the methods and techniques best suited to their interest, geographic region and time period of study.
  • Inclusion of students in the development of new technologies for demonstrating, analyzing and communicating the past to a variety of professional and public audiences.
  • Links with partner institutions in which students can acquire more advanced training in specialized components of archaeological method and theory.

The Archaeology Program has traditional links to the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. The faculty of the program are also members of the Cotsen Institute; Archaeology Program Core Faculty supervise thesis research and Affiliated Faculty serve on committees and offer relevant courses for AP students.

 

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Hans Barnard
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

P. Jeffrey Brantingham
Anthropology

Aaron A. Burke
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Jesse Byock
Germanic Languages

Elizabeth Carter
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Kara Cooney
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Ioanna Kakoulli
Materials Science and Engineering

Richard G. Lesure
Anthropology

Li Min
Asian Languages and Cultures

Kathryn J. McDonnell
Classics

Sarah Morris
Classics

Stella Nair
Art History

John Papadopoulos
Classics

Ellen Pearlstein
Information Studies

Gregson T. Schachner
Anthropology

David A. Scott
Art History

Monica L. Smith
Anthropology

Charles S. Stanish
Anthropology

Lothar Von Falkenhausen
Art History

Tom Wake
Zooarchaeology

Willeke Wendrich
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

 

 

Robert Brown
Art History

Giorgio Buccellati
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Jacco Dieleman
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Christopher B. Donnan
Anthropology

Robert K. Englund
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Kym Faull
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Diane Favro
Architecture and Urban Design

Sharon E.J. Gerstel
Art History

Gail Kennedy
Anthropology

Cecelia Klein
Art History

Donald McCallum
Art History

Merrick Posnansky
Anthropology

Dwight Read
Anthropology

James Sackett
CIOA European Laboratory

William Schniedewind
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Dell Upton
Art History

 

The departmental and interdepartmental programs currently participating in the program include: Anthropology; Art History; Asian Languages and Cultures; Classics; Earth and Space Sciences; Geography; Germanic Languages; History; and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

Because both the Archaeology Program and the Cotsen Institute are housed on the ground level of the Fowler Building, students benefit from interaction with faculty, other students, and the many national and international scholars who frequent the Cotsen Institute for talks, symposia, and as visiting scholars. The Cotsen Institute also provides additional funding for student support and for innovative workshops and seminars. As a result of these many initiatives and institutional links, the Archaeology Program is one of the most robust archaeological training institutions in the U.S.

 

Contact information:

John Papadopoulos
Chair

Erika Santoyo 
Student Affairs Officer

Mailing Address:

Archaeology IDP Graduate Program
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E. Young Dr. North
A148 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Fax: (310) 206-4723

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