Distinguished Majors Program (DMP)
Students with superior academic performance are encouraged to apply to the Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) in which they write a thesis demonstrating independent study of high quality.
The deadline for the DMP application is April 30th of the student's 3rd year. In special circumstances, students may apply early in the Fall semester of the 4th year: http://archaeology.virginia.edu/dmp.html
The deadline for final submission is April 15th of the 4th year.
Three copies are to be submitted (one to advisor, one to 2nd reader, one to DMP advisor).
For Information and Applications, please contact:
McIntire Department of Art
Director of Undergraduate Archaeology
316 Fayerweather Hall
Download DMP Application Below:
2017-2018 Distinguished Majors:
Katherine Mitcham, "Ancient sustainability: the Late Roman trade in recycled material". (Examines shipwreck evidence and the movement of recycled materials via maritime trade). Advisor: Kondyli
Christina Monroe, "A perpetual tie between the Etruscan living and dead: the significance of the strategic placement of Etruscan necropoleis". (Explores the spatial interrelationship of settlements and cemeteries in the Etruscan landscape). Advisor: Dobbins
Melanie Wood, "Misconceptions of the Mother Goddess: a Case Study of Figurines in Tomb Contexts on Cyprus." (Explores the variety of social practices engaging representations of female figurines of 'mother goddess' type in Bronze Age Cyprus). Advisor: Dakouri-Hild