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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Asia / Pacific / Australia (42/- )

Canada / North America (149/- )

Central / South America / Caribbean / Atlantic (53/- )

Europe / Mediterranean (225/- )

Middle East/Africa (28/- )

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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- 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- 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.

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, 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 - 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 - 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.

Atlantic - Bermuda - Field School in Maritime Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

The Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty of Saint Mary's College of California and the University of Rhode Island. The field school is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, maritime archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks. The field school is open to all junior college, college and university students. There are no academic prerequisites and prior archaeological experience or knowledge of Bermuda is not required.

Atlantic Ocean - Bermuda - Field School in Maritime Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a three-week research expedition during which students will participate in the search for, documentation, and analysis of the remains of historic ships that foundered on the reefs of Bermuda.

Atlantic Ocean - Bermuda - Field School in Underwater Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The Summer Field School in Underwater Archaeology is a research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty of the University of Rhode Island. The field school is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks.

Australia - Adelaide - Conservation Field School - 2015

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This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts.

Australia - Adelaide - The Museum - 2015

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The Museum intensive/short course is run by various specialists in the fields of museum curation, outreach, interpretation and conservation. It explores the depth and richness of museum collections, how objects come into collections, who collects, how objects are stored and interpreted and why they are stored into the future.

Australia - Adelaide/Remark - Archaeological Field Methods - 2015

Deadline

In 2015 the Archaeological Field Methods Field School will be held in association with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation and Calperum Station, located in the Riverland region, near Renmark, South Australia. The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University followed by a further five days of intensive field work on site.

Australia - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-06

Flinders University Archaeology Department will be conducting The Advanced Archaeology Field School in Sturt Gorge. It will involve the excavation of a nineteenth century ruin located beside Magpie Creek, about which little is currently known.

Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2014

Deadline

The 2014 Archaeological Field Methods Field School (ARCH8801) will be undertaken at a local site in South Australai. The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University, however this will be followed by a further five days of intensive field work, where students will be able to apply their field skills to a range of real-world archaeological scenarios.

Spaces on this fieldschool are limited to 15 students and short-course participants, so if you are interested you should enrol soon. Enrolment requires permission from the topic coordinator, Dr Mick Morrison , and students should complete a FAQ in order to seek approval to do the topic. Short-course students are welcome to participate in the fieldschool and should contact the Topic Coordinator for more information.

Australia - Australian Archaeology and Wildlife Internships and Field Schools - 2014

Australia - Australian Archaeology and Wildlife Internships and Field Schools - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-05

Gain practical skills while working with the Traditional Owners and specialists amid the stunning natural and cultural landscapes of southern Western Australia. An integrated team will undertake an expedition to the amazing rock art complex of Marbaleerup (Mount Ridley), north of the town of Esperance. This culturally significant region contains amazing rock art, incredible stone arrangements, extensive stone artifact scatters, ancient waterholes and lonely graves. From here, the team heads to the coast (Cape Arid National Park) to study and record several cultural places. The Gabbie Kyle team are also working with wildlife specialists to monitor endangered fauna of the region. Working under the guidance of Traditional Owners, participants will gain practical skills in archaeological field methods, heritage management, cultural mapping, and environmental science.

Australia - Barunga, Northern Territory - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

This fieldschool provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake 'community' archaeology in Australia. Students will have the chance to learn field-based archaeological skills, while at the same time developing other practical and personal skills necessary to conduct archaeological research with Aboriginal communities. In particular, students will focus on the recording of rock art in its wider cultural context.

Australia - Community Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Overview

Community archaeology has an important focus on community participation, training, capacity building and outreach. At Flinders our Community Archaeology field school is often organised around community requests for assistance to document, record, preserve and manage important aspects of their local heritage.

Australia - Historical Cemeteries Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

In order to provide Bachelor of Archaeology students with a no-cost option to satisfy the core topic degree field requirement, from 2014 a local field school providing an introduction to archaeological research in historical cemeteries will be offered. This field school will be available every other year. Students will enroll in ARCH 3308 Historical Archaeology Field School. All fieldwork associated with this field school will be conducted in Adelaide and the surrounding suburbs.

Australia - Human Osteology Laboratory Short Course - 2014

Deadline
2014-10-01

This is an intensive lab topic that provides students with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton. In addition to the identification of all components of the skeleton, students will learn the range of biological and chemical information that is recorded in the human skeleton. In relation to archaeology and forensic science, the topic provides knowledge regarding the location, identification, recovery, and analysis of human remains occurring in field contexts. Key information regarding biological age, sex, stature, geographic origin, behavioral attributes, and chronometric dating are addressed. Workshops provide the essential hands-on practical component of teaching and learning in human osteology.

Australia - Indigenous Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-07

PLEASE NOTE that in 2014 there will be two options for students to attend the Indigenous Archaeology Field School in Ngadjuri Country: one between the 21-27 April and another between the 22-28 September.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics - 2014

Deadline
2014-10-07

This topic will provide students the opportunity to study marine geophysics for archaeology in both theoretical and practical application. The topic will be delivered with specialist support from Dr Paul Baggaley who has over a decade of experience in developing the industry-leading geophysics team for Wessex Archaeology (Paul and his team have carried out over 100 maritime archaeology projects in the United Kingdom).

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2015

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Maritime Archaeology Field School, an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2014-12-23

Overview

The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH3309/8152) provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum Gold Coast Wreck Conservation Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

This topic is a practicum which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during a full week, including two weekends, and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners. SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation. The body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Australia - Northern Territory - Ethnoarchaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline

This field school provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake 'community' archaeology in Australia. Students will have the chance to learn field-based archaeological skills, while at the same time developing other practical and personal skills necessary to conduct archaeological research with Aboriginal communities.

Australia - Rock Art Field School A_ARCH3312 - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This field school provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake community archaeology in Australia. Students will have the chance to learn practical archaeological skills while at the same time developing other practical and personal skills necessary to conduct archaeological research with Aboriginal communities. In particular, students will focus on the recording of rock art in its wider cultural and archaeological context. The field school will involve some seminars, but will mostly be directed towards in-depth practical recording skills necessary for rock art research in an archaeological framework.

Fees will be charged to cover such things as transport, accommodation and food depending on location of the field school.

Australia - Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships. This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises

Australia - South Australia - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline

There will be no excavations in 2016 - instead, the Field School will continue with the task of cataloguing the range of moveable items that were retained when the hospital closed in 2000, and mapping the site in preparation for future excavation seasons.

Australia - South Australia - Archaeological Field Methods - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This topic provides students with an introduction to a range of basic archaeological surveying field techniques employed in a variety of archaeological contexts; these techniques are widely used throughout Australia and similar to those used internationally. The topic aims to bridge the gap between 'formal' archaeology lectures and 'hands on' archaeology and hence is focused around practical, skills-based exercises.
This topic provides preparation for more advanced practicals taught in some of the second and third year archaeology topics (in particular it is required that students complete this topic before undertaking any of the upper level archaeology field schools). This topic is a core topic for all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Archaeology.

Australia - South Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2016

Deadline

The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University. This will be followed by a further five days of intensive field work on site, where students will be able to apply their field skills to a range of real-world archaeological scenarios.

Australia - South Australia - Community Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline

This topic will develop students' abilities to participate in community archaeology work in both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous context. Students will be required to employ skills to an advanced level, which may include those related to site and artefact recording, mapping, collecting oral histories, and ethical interactions with community members, as appropriate to the community archaeology context.

Australia - South Australia - Conservation Field School - 2016

Deadline

The field school will involve the excavation of a nineteenth century cottage located within an Irish community. To date, little archaeological work has been done in Australia specifically on Irish communities, or on the Irish in rural areas.

Australia - South Australia - Cultural Heritage and the Law Summer School - 2016

Deadline

This topic will critically examine the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context

Australia - South Australia - Historical Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline

Life and Death in Colonial St Mary's, Adelaide, South Australia. This field school will involve literature research about the economic and social context of the 19th century colonial community of St Mary’s in Adelaide. Relationships between social status during life and mortuary treatment at death will be examined via fieldwork addressing variability in gravestones and cemetery monuments

Australia - South Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline

The Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars

Australia - South Australia - The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

ARCH8405 Topic Overview

An understanding of stone tools is critical in practicing cultural heritage management and undertaking archaeological research on Indigenous sites in Australia. This topic gives students skills in stone tool identification and analysis in practical laboratory sessions, combined with seminars that cover current research trends and advanced theoretical issues. It is suitable for students wishing to gain expertise in stone tool analysis and for cultural heritage managers requiring these skills in their professional practice.

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