Unearth new answers to age-old questions! The University of York offers a new MSc/MA course in Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology starting in 2018. It is either 1 year full time or 2-3 years part time. Interweaving practical and theoretical approaches to material culture, this course explores ethnoarchaeological and experimental archaeological approaches to objects, alongside functional analyses of a broad range of artefact types. You will discover the theories underpinning our understanding of the material world while developing invaluable practical skills: from designing and executing your own experimental archaeology project, the analysis of microscopic wear and residue traces, working with objects from excavations and museum collections, to making a short documentary film for the heritage sector.
Core modules are
• Ethnoarchaeology (20 credits)
• Experimental Archaeology Theory and Practice (20 credits)
• Experimental Archaeology Design and Practice (5 credits)
• Material Culture Theory in Practice (5 credits)
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Whatever your period of interest is, this course will equip you with the skills and experience you need to begin a career in cultural heritage, academia, or commercial archaeology.