The Master’s Degree in Public Archaeology is a 2 year program of coursework and practical application designed to prepare students for a range of professional positions. The degree is offered through the Anthropology Department and in conjunction with the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF). Our focus is on the intersection between archaeology and its many publics. As such, graduates can expect to find employment in both the private and governmental sectors, including federal, state, tribal, and local agencies, engineering firms, environmental firms, architectural design companies, and energy companies. Education- and museum-based archaeologists work for schools, agencies that define policies for educational initiatives, heritage organizations that work directly with descendant communities, institutions that award and administer grants, and museums that are both privately and publicly funded. [Learn More] or  [MAPA Facebook]

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MAPA Co-Director Featured on the Go Dig a Hole Podcast

The Co-Director of the MAPA program, Dr. Matt Sanger, was recently interviewed about the relationships between archaeologists and the public on the popular podcast Go Dig a Hole with archaeologist Chris Sims. Below is Matt’s summary of his experience on the podcast. Check out the episode here! Below Dr. Sanger summarizes what he and Chris talked about during this episode. I recently had an opportunity to chat with Chris Sims about our MAPA program, the current state of public archaeology, and the threats we are under in our current anti-elite climate. We spent much of our conversation chatting about what MAPA has to offer for potential students preparing for the intellectual and practical requirements of jobs outside of academia (click here to apply to the MAPA program ). The strength of our program is its flexibility. As I explained on the podcast, MAPA students have worked with experts in paleoethnobotany, geophysics, and landscape theory here at Binghamton University already, and there is tremendous opportunity for students to customize their MAPA training program based on their topic of interest. (If you want to look at a few potential mentors, visit the archaeology faculty list online here) Chris and I also discussed how [Read More]

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