Prospective Students

I am currently accepting MA/MS students interested in a degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology.  I am also accepting PhD students with an archaeology focus through the PSU School of the Environment.

I am specifically interesting in students who can work on the following projects although other applicants are welcome:

  • Study of organic tool production in the western Arctic
  • Research on ceramic production in the north
  • Examining use of pXRF in analysis of ceramic materials
  • Chert sourcing and lithic raw material use in northwest Alaska
  • Predictive modeling of site locations based on landform age in northern Alaska
  • Collaborative research on disturbed sites in northwest Alaska

Please contact me (ashelby@pdx.edu) if you are thinking of applying to work with me.  I am unlikely to accept students who I have not corresponded with prior to application.

Information about applying to the Anthropology graduate program is here and information about funding is here.

Collecting surface pottery at Cape Krusenstern
(Photo by Shelby Anderson 2009).