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Department of Anthropology
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"The '''Department of Anthropology''' at [[William & Mary]] offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary culture, with long-standing links to the [[American Studies Program]], [[Department of History]], Music, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It offers course work in all four subfields of anthropology and in all the major geographic areas of the world."[http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/]
  
The Department of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary culture, with long-standing links to [[American Studies Program]], [[Department of History]], Music, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. We offer course work in all four subfields of anthropology and in all the major geographic areas of the world.
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"Advanced studies in historical archaeology and historical anthropology enable a broad spectrum of perspectives onto our past -- an enriching experience for undergraduates and advanced students alike. The Anthropology Department also is partnered with the [http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/IHB/?svr=www Institute for Historical Biology], the [http://web.wm.edu/airc/?svr=www American Indian Research Center], the [http://powhatan.wm.edu/ Werowocomoco Research Group], and the [http://web.wm.edu/wmcar/?svr=www William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research]."[http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/]
  
Our undergraduate program has always proved attractive to William and Mary students. We graduate about 30 majors every year, and many undergraduates find that a minor in Anthropology is a broadening adjunct to almost any other field of study.
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The department began its Master's degree program in historical archaeology under the direction of Norman Barka in the the late 1970s. The doctoral program was approved in February of 2000 and began classes in the fall semester of 2001. Summer field school excavations have taken at a variety of locations including St. Eustasis, Shirley Plantation, Flowerdew Hundred, Kingsmill Plantation, Werowocomoco, the Ravenscroft Site in Colonial Williamsburg and Barbados.
  
The graduate program which we present is focused on anthropological ways of looking at the past. The Department confers the M.A. and M.A./Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology and the M.A/Ph.D. in Historical Anthropology.
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==References==
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*Department of Anthropology webpage, [http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/ http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/], accessed 18 February 2009.
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*''Anthropology'', University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary.
  
Our advanced studies in historical archaeology and historical anthropology enable a broad spectrum of perspectives onto our past -- an enriching experience for undergraduates and advanced students alike. The Anthropology Department also is partnered with the [http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/IHB/?svr=www Institute for Historical Biology], the [http://web.wm.edu/airc/?svr=www American Indian Research Center], the [http://powhatan.wm.edu/ Werowocomoco Research Group], and the [http://web.wm.edu/wmcar/?svr=www William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research].
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==Material in the Special Collections Research Center==
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*[http://guides.swem.wm.edu/wm Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary]
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Field and laboratory training in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology is provided by a variety of courses, as well as through individual research at the senior level. The department sponsors one or more archaeological field schools every summer. Dr. M. Brown conducts summer field research in conjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg Department of Excavation at sites in the Williamsburg area. Additional field schools are occasionally sponsored which focus on prehistoric or Caribbean archaeology.
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==References==
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[[Category:William & Mary Academic Department|Anthropology]]
*[http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/]
 

Latest revision as of 17:16, 9 September 2019

"The Department of Anthropology at William & Mary offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary culture, with long-standing links to the American Studies Program, Department of History, Music, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It offers course work in all four subfields of anthropology and in all the major geographic areas of the world."[1]

"Advanced studies in historical archaeology and historical anthropology enable a broad spectrum of perspectives onto our past -- an enriching experience for undergraduates and advanced students alike. The Anthropology Department also is partnered with the Institute for Historical Biology, the American Indian Research Center, the Werowocomoco Research Group, and the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research."[2]

The department began its Master's degree program in historical archaeology under the direction of Norman Barka in the the late 1970s. The doctoral program was approved in February of 2000 and began classes in the fall semester of 2001. Summer field school excavations have taken at a variety of locations including St. Eustasis, Shirley Plantation, Flowerdew Hundred, Kingsmill Plantation, Werowocomoco, the Ravenscroft Site in Colonial Williamsburg and Barbados.

References

  • Department of Anthropology webpage, http://web.wm.edu/anthropology/, accessed 18 February 2009.
  • Anthropology, University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary.

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