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Archaeology (Research): Religion and Society in Native American Cultures

This programme is suited for students interested in combining disciplines while studying the past in connection to the present.
In this RMA track, archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, sciences, history, linguistics, and landscape come together in transdiciplinary synergies. You will gain a broad knowledge of and deep insight into Native American sociocultural history, focusing on the relationships between religious worldviews and social agency.

Your research master’s thesis is to be based on original investigation. This may include archaeological and/or anthropological fieldwork, as well as studies of archives and other primary sources. You will have the opportunity to participate in Leiden field schools related to long-term research projects, such as excavations in the Caribbean and central America (including studies of material culture and physical anthropology) or ethnohistorical and cultural-historical research in Mesoamerica and Venezuela.
The RMA-thesis is conceived as the basis for potential later PhD-research.

Track leader:
Prof. dr. C.L. (Corinne) Hofman