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Research and Field Work

Support Your Learning with Hands-On Research and Thesis Opportunities

Faculty and students in Monmouth’s graduate anthropology program have rich regional and international research opportunities, which have included subjects as diverse as tourism, resource extraction, global healthcare migration, and baseball and American culture. Monmouth’s archaeologists have conducted research in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and India.

Our anthropologists are actively conducting research around the globe, including the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Russia, Jamaica and North America. You’ll have the opportunity to concentrate in cultural, archaeological, and biological anthropology as you benefit from the expertise of faculty. Recent opportunities have included:

  • An archaeological survey of Sandy Hook Lighthouse at the Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Studying the history and architecture of the Caribbean in Jamaica
  • Studying issues of human rights and social justice in Eastern Europe

Each opportunity in our Anthropology graduate program is designed to give you the immersive experience you need to learn about the region and its people.

Recent thesis projects have focused on topics like:

  • Heritage and identity in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
  • Dental pathologies in the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom populations
  • Archaeological study of a Jamaican slave hospital in the era of amelioration
  • Predictive modeling at the Turkey Swamp archaeological site
  • Preparedness and outcome ethnographic case study of Belmar, NJ following Hurricane Sandy
  • Documentary archaeology of Buttonwood Corners, a NJ African-American site
  • Military archaeology in the Caribbean

My time at Monmouth has been filled with interesting classes, knowledgeable professors, and exciting opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The small class sizes allow the professors to know me by name and take an interest in my future. I’ve recently completed an internship and am very happy to have chosen to go on this journey with Monmouth University.

LeighAnne Wooley
M.A. in Anthropology Student ’17