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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

ShovelBums Comprehensive Archaeology and Anthropology Field School Directory.  If you direct a field school in:  archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, geophysics, geomorphology, primatology, or any related discipline you should advertise here.  Not only is your field school hosted on the popular ShovelBums.org, regular updates of the entries go out by e-mail to the 15,000+ international members of the ShovelBums mailing list in an easy to share format throughout the spring.  I guarantee you that if one of the recipients is not your intended target, they will know someone who is.

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Africa - Bénin - Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project

Africa - Bénin - Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project

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Participate in cutting edge research into West Africa's pre-colonial urban history by joining the Abomey Plateau Archaeological Field School. Situated in a ‘wet savanna’ zone approximately 100 kilometers north of coastal Bénin, the Abomey Plateau is a culturally and ecologically diverse region. It served as the political core of the Kingdom of Dahomey, an example of a pre-colonial West African centralized state par excellence and one of the principal African partners in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Africa - Botswana - Khwebe Hills Archaeological Project

Africa - Botswana - Khwebe Hills Archaeological Project

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The Okavango Delta region of northern Botswana has a rich archaeological history, with human occupation spanning from the Early Stone Age to the modern era. This project focuses on the Khwebe Hills area, and includes survey for new sites (multi-period) as well as the ongoing excavation and mapping on two 19th century sites associated with European missionaries and early BaTawana settlers. Students will work alongside colleagues and students from the University of Botswana, University College London and the Botswana National Museum, and will gain experience of a range of archaeological methods and techniques.
Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-10-01

The Fayum Field School will excavate the well-preserved, Greco-Roman town of Karanis. Students will work with training Egyptian archaeologists as well.

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-01

The 2012 field school will concentrate on the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, founded in the third century BCE and abandoned during the seventh century CE.

Africa - Egypt - Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP), Egypt Archaeological Field Training - 2016

Deadline
2015-05-31

Archaeological field training at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This intensive five-week field-study program, takes place at the Old Kingdom settlement site of Heit el-Ghurab, as part of Ancient Egypt Research Associates' multi-disciplinary archaeological project. The program provides five academic credits awarded by the American University in Cairo.

Africa - Egypt - Heritage and Community: Documenting the “City Of The Dead”, Cairo, Egypt - 2013

Africa - Egypt - Heritage and Community: Documenting the “City Of The Dead”, Cairo, Egypt - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-01
The vast Muslim cemeteries of Cairo, sometimes called the “City of the Dead” are a unique urban environment that includes valuable mediaeval architectural monuments and living communities that practice traditional crafts. As part of the conservation and reconstructions efforts of the hawd mosque – erected by Sultan Qaitbey ca. 1,472 CE – students will participate in documentation of physical and social aspects of a section of this quarter. Working side-by-side with Egyptian peers, students will learn about architectural and urban history of a traditional Middle Eastern city, and about principles of architectural conservation and adaptive reuse.
Africa - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Field School in Archaeological Geophysics - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Field School in Archaeological Geophysics - 2012

Deadline
2012-10-01

Tell el-Amarna is the sacred city built by the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. Students will use the latest non-invasive archaeological technology to investigate this ancient Egyptian capital.

Africa - Egypt - The Fayum Field School, Egypt - 2013

Africa - Egypt - The Fayum Field School, Egypt - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-01
The Fayum field school takes place at the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, a large mudbrick settlement founded in the third century B.C.E. as part of the Ptolemaic expanse of agriculture in the Fayum region of Egypt. The project focuses on both domestic and industrial areas to understand the importance of agriculture in relation to other economic activities. During the field training, students will work closely together with Egyptian graduates as part of a broader research project which enables students to experience different types of archaeological work and their contributions to a primary research question.

Africa - Eritrea - Unesco Field School Of Archaeology At Adulis (Eritrea) - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-20

The Adulis Project aims to bring to light the ancient city of Adulis, Eritrea, one of the most important ports of the ancient Red Sea. The project was commissioned by the Eritrean government and involving the Centre for Research on the Eastern Desert (Ce.R.D.O.) and the Centre for Geotechnologies of the University of Siena, in addition to the scientific advice of the Eritrean National Museum of Archaeology. The archeological site of Adulis is located about 5 km from the southwest coast of the Red Sea and 60 km south of the city of Massawa, near the river Haddas. Adulis is cited by the classical and late antique literary sources as the main commercial port in south-western coast of the Red Sea. Little is known about both the origins of the city, perhaps to be placed in the proto-Aksumite age, both for its decline, perhaps linked to the Arab invasions of the VII century AD. The research conducted so far have identified stages in the archaeological site of between I and VII century AD.

Africa - Ethiopia - Shire Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-11-01

Located in the Shire region of Northern Ethiopia, this field school will allow students the opportunity to excavate a site which is virtually unexplored. The site, the region, and its complex cultural heritage, provide important information on the sub-Saharan counterpart of the Greco-Roman world. This societies economic base of agriculture and trade resulted in close contact with the North, and an adoption of early Christianity. The Shire Archeological Project concession comprises of extensive ancient remains dating from the prehistoric to the medieval period. It includes two large sites, Mai Adrasha and Mezaber Adi Menaber. During the 2016 season, students will work in Mai Adrasha, a site under thereat of destruction due to continuing panning of natural gold by the local population.

Africa - Gambia - Gambia Field Studies Program - 2012

Deadline
2012-01-27

St. Mary's College of Maryland's Department of Anthropology announces its biennial field program in The Gambia, West Africa. Students will participate in survey, excavation and artifact analysis at British and Luso-African Atlantic Slave Trading sites on the south bank of The Gambia River.

Africa - Gambia - St. Mary's College Gambia Field School

Deadline
2010-02-28

Historical archaeology is a new field in The Gambia. Since 2004, investigations of Atlantic Trade sites on the river including Juffure have been conducted by Liza Gijanto.
The 2010 Gambia Field Studies program proposes to conduct the first systematic survey, map and test the Berefet site in collaboration with the Gambia’s National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Division of Museums and Monuments (DMM) and the citizens of Berefet village itself. At the same time, the program will collaborate with the NCAC’s Division for Research and Documentation (DRD) staff and citizens of Berefet and neighboring villages to collect oral histories of the area.

Africa - Ghana - Ghana Field School 2010

Deadline
2010-03-15
The Ghana Field School is an intensive residential study programme designed to create a learning experience in the culture and heritage of Ghana. It will offer interested individuals the option of gaining either six or twelve credits by taking a course (four weeks long) or two courses (eight weeks long) respectively, in the School of Performing Arts and/or the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. The school is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-students.

Africa - Ghana - Ghana Field School 2011

Deadline
2011-03-01

ARCH 417/627 (undergraduate and graduate levels)
Ethnographic Field Methods and Techniques:
The course will expose students to rural and urban life in a developing country setting while introducing them to ethnographic and other forms of research. There will be 7 days of lectures in Accra and 19 days in field (Dept. of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana).

Africa - Kenya - Koobi Fora Field School

Africa - Kenya - Koobi Fora Field School

Deadline
2010-05-28

So you want to dig up ancient bones and artifacts in Africa this summer? Well, the National Museums of Kenya, in collaboration with Rutgers U's Program of Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology and the Rutgers Study Abroad program, offer a unique opportunity at a summer field school in Koobi Fora, Kenya, where you'll do just that and a whole lot more.

Come and join us in Northern Kenya for the premier Paleoanthropology Field School in the world! Explore our new focus on Primatology meets Paleoanthropology - new field projects and exciting new visiting professors promise to make this upcoming field school better then ever.

Africa - Kenya - Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School - 2016

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The Turkana Basin Institute is proud to offer, through Stony Brook University, unique full-semester and summer field school programs in the world-famous Turkana Basin of northern Kenya. The programs address the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that place. Participants gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.

Africa - Kenya-Turkana Basin Institute Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-01

For over 40 years, the Leakey family - instructors for part of this program - have pioneered human prehistory research in this beautiful region of Africa, also commonly referred to as the "Cradle of Human Kind". Students learn in the field, lab, and classroom about fossils, archaeological artifacts such as stone tools, basic geology, and modern and ancient ecology & evolution. This program provides students with a comprehensive understanding about how biotic and abiotic factors and processes affected what we see and are today. In each of the five modules, students typically receive 2-3 hours of lecture each morning, 6 days a week. The afternoons are spent in the field and/or the lab. Methods taught include transects, live capture of small animals, fossil and stone tool discovery and recovery techniques, excavation, identification and preparation methods, identification and preparation of fossils and artifacts, and manufacture of stone tools. Approximately once a week there is an all day excursion (e.g visits to paleontological and archaeological sites, boat trips, and on occasion overnight camping trips).

Africa - Lesotho - Sehonghong Field School - 2015

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Sehonghong is a rockshelter, used for tens of thousands of years in diverse ways, in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains of Lesotho, southern Africa. Students will join current work at Sehonghong, part of a larger comparative project entitled, Adaptations to Marginal Environments in the Middle Stone Age (AMEMSA). This project aims to understand how some of the world’s earliest fully modern human societies adapted to challenging African environments. The goal of the 2015 field season is to continue excavating Sehonghong, and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area. This field school will run from May 7th to June 10th.

Africa - Senegal - Bandafassi Field School 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The goal of the Bandafassi Historical Landscape Project (BHLP) is to study such processes and identify the temporal and cultural changes the region experienced and that are shaping it today. The BHLP 2016 field school will undertake an archaeological, anthropological, and historical study of this landscape, with particular focus on the village site of Ethiowar Ancien occupied during the 18-19th centuries CE.

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic Anthropolgy: Uncovering Somaliland’s Troubled Past - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-15

In this 4-weeks long field school, the participants will attend virtual and in situ workshops on the culture, society, religion and post-conflict issues of Somaliland. The field school will assist in training the staff of the War Crimes Investigation Commission of Somaliland in forensic investigation of human rights violations.
At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents. As a norm students will spend two weeks working in the exhumation process and two weeks in the laboratory.

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Field School in the Horn of Africa - 2015

Deadline
2015-01-01

In this 4-weeks Field School, the participants will assist in training the staff of the War Crimes Investigation Commission (WCIC) of Somaliland in forensic investigation of human rights violations. At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents.

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic anthropology and Human Rights: uncovering Somaliland's troubled past - 2013

Deadline
2012-11-15

At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents. As a norm students will spend two weeks working in the exhumation process and two weeks in the laboratory.

Africa - Somalilandia - Forensic Antropology: Uncovering Somaliland's Troubled Past - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-30

Somaliland was a part of the former Republic of Somalia. The regime of Mohammed Siad Barre carried out
massacres against the people of Somaliland. About 60,000 civilians were killed, thousands were victims of
enforced disappearance, and 500,000 individuals were displaced before the declaration of independence,
in 1991.
Now, a forensic field school in Hargeisa will help to determine the universe of missing people through a systematic
approach, ante mortem data collection and research of mass and clandestine graves.

Africa - South Africa - Exploring Desert Adaptations at Spitzkloof Rockshelter B, South Africa - 2013

Africa - South Africa - Exploring Desert Adaptations at Spitzkloof Rockshelter B, South Africa - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-01
Archaeological investigations in South Africa’s rugged and remote Namaqualand desert are aimed at reconstructing the flexible survival behaviors so characteristic of our species. Ancient desert adaptations will be explored through excavations at one of three spectacular rockshelters – Spitzkloof B – and surveys in the surrounding arid landscape. Although the region boasts an extremely rich archaeological record stretching back well over 60,000 years, it remains virtually unexplored. Camping in a red-sand valley and working alongside experts in southern African prehistory, students will reconstruct ancient desert lifestyles and in the process gain experience with a range of archaeological materials, techniques and methods.

Africa - South Africa - Steinaecker's Horse Balule - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-31

Military camp site used by the British unit Steinaecker's Horse during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)

Africa - Tanzania - Archaeology and Geology Field School at Olduvai Gorge - 2016

Deadline
2016-01-31

This program offers exciting six-week study abroad experience in Tanzania at the world’s most famous archaeological site. During this intensive field course students will learn fundamentals of geological processes and develop skills in fossil and archaeological exploration by receiving first-hand field experience including excavations, mapping stratigraphic sections and conduct archaeological experiments. Field instruction will take students to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti where their diverse savanna ecosystems provide important modern analogs for understanding the relationship between the Earth’s systems, cultural landscapes and hominin evolution in natural environments. Ngorongoro and Serengeti are world famous Safari destinations and students will experience this lifetime study safari.

Africa - Tanzania - The Olduvai Gorge Project, Tanzania - 2013

Africa - Tanzania - The Olduvai Gorge Project, Tanzania - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-01
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. It was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered, and also the site where the transition from the Oldowan (a simple core-and-flake technology) to the Acheulean (defined by the appearance of handaxes) was first documented. Despite the relevance of Olduvai to the understanding of the origins of the Acheulean, there have been few investigations of this topic. In 2008 the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP) was started to renew investigations on the origins of the Acheulean in Olduvai.

Africa - Tanzania- Olduvai Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-17
The transition from the earliest human culture, the Oldowan, to the more sophisticated Acheulean, is one of the most significant events in the evolution of human technology. Despite the importance of this technological transition, little is known about the biological and cultural evolutionary mechanisms underlying it. Traditionally, this major cultural shift has been linked with the emergence of Homo erectus, a species defined by its much larger brain and body size, while the transformation from Oldowan simple core-and-flake technology to Acheulean handaxes was viewed as a steady progression rather than a revolutionary change. However, these assumptions are not grounded in the current available evidence, but rooted in cultural-history paradigms that are only now being tested. The Olduvai Gorge Archaeology Field School will collect fresh data on the emergence of the Acheulean at Olduvai and contribute to ongoing research being conducted by an international multidisciplinary team of researchers, the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP).

Africa - Uganda- Ntusi Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-13
Ntusi is a site covering an area of more than 100 hectares, situated in the grasslands of south western Uganda. Occupied throughout the first half of the second millennium CE, Ntusi is the earliest archaeological site in the Great Lakes region of Africa demonstrating the development of centralized societies. The 2015 field school will seek to test current interpretations of the site by conducting excavation in new areas, applying new analytical techniques and exploring Ntusi’s relationship with its immediate hinterland. The main research focus will be on the northeast part of the site, which will establish the organization of space, the economic base and the date of occupation of the location. In addition to excavation, students will be involved in the recovery of palaeobotanical remains and the processing and recording of abundant assemblages of pottery and animal bone. A limited amount of field survey will be undertaken to identify sites for future investigation. Students will visit various local natural and cultural locations – such as papyrus swamps and cattle enclosures – to consider their significance in understanding the past.

Africa – Egypt –Giza Archaeological Field Training - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-30

Learn archaeology at the Giza pyramids - in an intensive eight-week field-study program, at the Old Kingdom settlement site of Heit el-Ghurab, as part of Ancient Egypt Research Associates’ muti-disciplinary archaeological team. The program provides eight academic credits awarded by American University in Cairo and will run from January 17 to March 12, 2014. Excavate for six weeks and work one week in the field laboratory. The program includes on site: excavation; site recording; survey; illustration and photography; and an introduction to bio-anthropology. In the lab and office: introduction to Archaeobotany, Archaeozoology; Ceramics, Artefact, Lithics, Mud sealings, and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The comprehensive package covers tuition, accommodation and on-site food, tool kit and supplies, medical insurance, local transportation, and special field trips to archaeological sites in Greater Cairo.

Africa- South Africa - Spitzkloof B Field School- 2015

Deadline
2015-06-28
Spitzkloof is as series of three neighboring rockshelters in the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand, a coastal desert in the northwest corner of South Africa. Although desolate, transhumant pastoralists, the descendants of those still live here, thrived in this landscape for millennia. Our work at Spitzkloof is aimed at understanding how some of the world’s earliest fully modern human societies adapted to challenging African environments over the past 200,000 years, of the behavioral flexibility that so epitomizes our species – flexibility that enabled us to colonize the globe and in the process out-compete our less versatile archaic cousins, including the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and so-called ‘Hobbits’. The three Spitzkloof Rockshelters – designated A, B and C – form the ‘backbone’ of our research in Namaqualand. The goal of the 2015 field season is to continue excavating at Spitzkloof B and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area.

Argos on the Axios, an ancient Macedonian colony

Deadline
2013-09-10

The specific goal of this field research project is the survey of the entire area of the ridge called Vidin Grad in the Middle Vardar Valley, not far away from the well renowned Hellenistic and Roman town of Stobi. This site is known thanks to the work of epigraphists and archaeologists in the middle decades of the past century. It’s been tentatively related to an ancient town known from the historical sources as Argos. Because of its name, size and location it has been suggested that this settlement, along with a few other centers in the Middle Vardar Valley were colonies established by the late Antigonids (the last dynasty that ruled ancient Macedonia) in the 3rd and the first half of the 2nd century BC. However, the body of archaeological evidence available so far doesn’t allow one to reject or accept this thesis. On the site Vidin Grad in particular, research has come to a standstill over the past few decades. Earlier research mostly consisted of study of epigraphic monuments and architectural sculpture, architectural survey and unsystematic gathering of surface artifacts. The importance of this site and the poor degree of research gave the main incentive to instigate a more systematic field research. In addition we point to the fact that the site is situated in the immediate catchment of a modern village and has been attacked both by agricultural activities and illicit digging.

Asia - China - The Yangguanzhai Project, China - 2013

Asia - China - The Yangguanzhai Project, China - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-01
The Yangguanzhai Neolithic site in the Wei River Valley was discovered in 2004. Located in the area from which the earliest Chinese dynasties emerged, the site contains rich deposits of Neolithic houses, storage pits, ceramic kilns, children’s burials, trash pits, and a large moat. Excavated artifacts include decorated and undecorated pottery, stone tools, and various ornaments made of stone, ceramic, bone, and shell. Yangguanzhai is located in the central area of what archeologists call the “Yangshao Culture Miaodigou Phase” and provides essential information of Neolithic settlement, social organization, economic, and possibly ritual activities. Excavations and lectures during the 2013 season will provide vital insight into the prehistoric Chinese past.

Asia - China - UCLA Yangguanzhai Field School in China - 2011

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The Yangguanzhai Neolithic site in the Wei River Valley was discovered in 2004. The subsequent excavation of 17,000 square meters revealed rich deposits of Neolithic houses, storage pits, ceramic kilns, children's burials, and such features as a moat and trash pit. Artifacts found at the site include both decorated and undecorated pottery, stone tools, and various ornaments made of stone, ceramic, bone, and shell. Located in the central area of what archeologists call the Yangshao Culture Miaodigou Phase, Yangguanzhai will provide essential information to our knowledge of Neolithic settlement, social organization, economic, and perhaps ritual activities. This five to six thousand years old "moat-surrounded settlement" has been designated one of the "Most Important Archaeology Find of 2008" in China. Located in the area from which the earliest Chinese dynasties emerged, the site will provide vital insight into the prehistoric Chinese past.

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Archaeological Project

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Archaeological Project

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The Yangguanzhai Neolithic site in the Wei River Valley was discovered in 2004. The subsequent excavation of 17,000 square meters revealed rich deposits of Neolithic houses, storage pits, ceramic kilns, children’s burials, and such features as a moat and trash pit. Artifacts found at the site include both decorated and undecorated pottery, stone tools, and various ornaments made of stone, ceramic, bone, and shell. Located in the central area of what archeologists call the Yangshao Culture Miaodigou Phase, Yangguanzhai will provide essential information to our knowledge of Neolithic settlement, social organization, economic, and perhaps ritual activities. This five to six thousand years old “moat-surrounded settlement” has been designated one of the “Most Important Archaeology Find of 2008” in China. Located in the area from which the earliest Chinese dynasties emerged, the site will provide vital insight into the prehistoric Chinese past.

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE), and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. In the coming 2016 season, the project will continue working in the northeast portion of the site. There are multiple possible excavations that we will undertake including: refuse pits, a potential large building and a nearby child urn burial, and the cemetery adjacent to the settlement. In order to gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Asia - China- Yangguanzhai Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-08

The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE) and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. During the 2014 season, the project will continue working in the northeast corner of the site. We will attempt to complete the excavation of the Neolithic refuse pits found in these units. We will investigate the depositional processes that created the pits, and we will sieve the contents and extract botanical remains through flotation. Furthermore, we will conduct ceramic analysis to learn more about the exploitation of local clay sources and the pottery production at the site. In addition, students will engage in experimental archaeology, making pottery knives as they were found in great number at the site. To gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island Japan - Grant MacEwan Univ, Canada - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-15

In Summer 2013, under the direction of Dr. Hugh McKenzie, the Department of Anthropology at Grant MacEwan University will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTH 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This Field School will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), which is an international collaborative research initiative exploring hunter-gatherer lifeways in Northeast Asia. Please see this website for details:
http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2013

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

In Summer 2014, under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of ANthropology, University of Alberta will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), in conjunction with the University of Hokkaido, Japan. Please see the project website for more details: http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2014

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-06

In Summer 2015, under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), in conjunction with the University of Hokkaido, Japan. Please see the project website for more details: http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2015

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-01

Help uncover clues about life 20,000 years ago during the last ice age at the Shimaki archaeological site in Hokkaido, Japan. At that time the island was connected to mainland Asia by dry land because of lower sea levels (a tremendous amount of water was locked up in glacial ice!). Join a crew of international researchers excavating one of Hokkaido’s oldest archaeological sites. As a 2014 team member, you will learn methods and techniques of modern archaeology while investigating the lives of people who inhabited Hokkaido before pottery, metal, the wheel, or farming. Walk in the footsteps of ice-age hunters of northern Japan. Enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of students from Japan and the United States in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots on the globe.

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido 2013

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido 2013

Deadline
2013-03-01

Excavate at Shimaki, one of Hokkaido's oldest archaeological sites, while earning university credit.

Asia - Japan - Shimaki Paleolithic Archaeology Hokkaido, Japan

Deadline
2010-03-05

Life 20,000 years ago during the last ice age at the Shimaki archaeological site in Hokkaido, Japan. At that time the island was connected to mainland Asia by dry land because of lower sea levels (a tremendous amount of water was
locked up in glacial ice!). Join a crew of international researchers excavating
one of Hokkaido’s oldest archaeological sites.

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Central Mongolian Nomads Project is a 17-day archaeological field school and research project conducted in Ulaanbaatar, Ar Janchivlan Valley (located in Tuv Province), and western Khentii Province. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology will give lectures, lead seminars and lab practica, and provide hands-on instruction in core field methods through original research and visits to sites of archaeological significance in rural Mongolia. The field school aims to provide students of all ages and backgrounds with a rigorous, well-rounded introduction to archaeological research in Mongolia through intellectual and practical engagement with Mongolian history, prehistory, and culture. Our team of students and staff will live, learn, and adventure together for two weeks in late June and early July through the steppe, river valleys, and forested zone of Central Mongolia after three intense days of classroom learning in Ulaanbaatar. Archaeologists always conduct their field research within a specific cultural context; thus, our team will engage with individuals, communities, and institutions that have a stake in Mongolia’s cultural heritage. Our students of all ages and backgrounds will practice their new language skills with Mongolian staff, visit with a nomadic family, and attend a local naadam festival as part of their education on Mongolia.

Asia - Mongolia - Northern Mongolia Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

Need a little adventure in your life? Interested in traveling to Mongolia? Interested in trying your hand at archaeological fieldwork? A small international team is now being assembled to conduct archaeological fieldwork in northern Mongolia from July 5th – 26th in collaboration with the National Museum of Mongolia. Applications are due by March 18th, 2016. Activities include surface survey, geophysical survey, excavation, ethnoarchaeological interviews, and artifact cleaning, cataloging and basic analysis. No experience necessary. Good attitude required. Email juliakateclark@gmail.com to request an application or go to:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/NorthernMongoliaArchaeologyProject/_2016Application

Asia - Mongolia - Northern Mongolia Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

A small interdisciplinary, international team of Mongolian and foreign researchers will be selected to conduct archaeological research (primarily excavation, but also survey and ethnoarchaeology). No experience necessary, but interest, a good attitude and reasonable physical fitness a must! Terrain and climate are challenging, and the location is VERY remote, so general preparedness essential. No credits offered, but will work with your home institution to arrange independent study credits if necessary. Research aims: Mongolia’s mobile pastoral economy is the foundation of the national identity and primary economic strategy, a lifeway made possible with the introduction of domesticates into the area from regions to the north and west. The archaeological site of Soyo, in the Darkhad Depression of northern Mongolia, has the potential to contribute significantly to understanding questions about the archaeological history of this region. Located at the intersection of the dense forest taiga and the grass steppe-land of the basin, Soyo is uniquely positioned to facilitate interaction between hunting and herding practices. Preliminary research at the Soyo site has revealed a unique depositional history where wind-blown sand has stratified thick artifact deposits creating a one of a kind, 7,000 year continuous record of human activity. Despite being such an important part of Mongolian heritage, this site is threatened by the development of a tourist camp. It is critical that an archaeological team conduct this research at the site in the summer of 2015 as the site is actively being threatened by this development.

Asia - Mongolia - Targan Nuur Archaeology Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-02-15

This project will take place in the northernmost region of Mongolia. It is a collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of Mongolia. The focus of this research is on cultural ecology, inter-regional interaction, and settlement archaeology.

Asia - Philippines - Ifugao Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The Ifugao Rice Terraces are UNESCO World Heritage monuments that attest to the ingenuity and communitarian management of Cordilleran people of Luzon in the Philippines. Once thought to be over 2,000 years old, our recent work has demonstrated that the upland rice field systems in the region were responses to the social and political pressure from intrusive Spanish colonization into the region starting at c. AD 1600. To determine the impacts of Spanish colonialism on Philippine highland populations, the 2015 and 2016 field seasons of the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP) focus on the Old Kiyyangan Village, an abandoned settlement in the town of Kiangan, Ifugao. The IAP’s primary research goals are: 1) to document highland political and economic responses to colonialism by looking at the development and expansion of the Old Kiyyangan Village; 2) to determine subsistence shifts and health and diet by examining botanical, faunal, and human skeletal remains; 3) to investigate the process of increasing social differentiation through the examination of exotic goods; and, 4) to understand how the Philippine highlands resisted Spanish colonialism by exploring settlement patterns in Ifugao.

Asia - Philippines - University of Guam Archaeological Field School in Cebu, Philippines - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15

he University of Guam, in collaboration with the Archaeological Studies Program-University of the Philippines, the San Carlos University, and the National Museum of the Philippines, is offering a summer archaeological field school. The field school will provide participants intensive training in archaeological site excavation, mapping, and artifact analysis and interpretation as well as training in landscape analysis. The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any university, who will earn 6 University of Guam credits. The project is co-directed by Dr. Stephen Acabado, Assistant Professor, University of Guam, Dr. John Peterson, Associate Professor, University of Guam, Dr. Grace Barretto-Tesoro, Associate Professor, Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines, and Prof. Jojo Bersales, University of San Carlos Kabilin Heritage Studies Center. Dr. Acabado and Dr. Peterson will serve as the UOG Instructors of Record.

Asia - Philippines - University of Guam Archaeology Field School in Kiangan, Ifugao (Philippines) - 2012

Deadline
2012-02-28

The University of Guam Archaeological Field School in Kiangan, Ifugao introduces students to the multidisciplinary nature of landscape archaeology research, while also offering insights on relationships between human communities and their environment. The research program has eight goals: 1) to involve anthropology undergraduates from a wide range of host institution types, genders, and ethnicities; 2) introduce students to the multidisciplinary nature of landscape archaeology; 3) provide field research engagement and opportunities to students in the American Pacific; 4) provide hypothesis-driven undergraduate projects with guidance from faculty mentors and international collaborators; 5) encourage students to pursue graduate studies in Anthropological Archaeology; 6) provide students necessary training to work in historic preservation; 7) establish an ongoing research program where students will be able to collaborate with students and professors outside of UOG, and develop scientific-writing skills; and, 8) provide a meaningful field experience to undergraduate participants by directly working with Ifugao descendant communities.

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