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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

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.

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

Deadline
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.
In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit Paris to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Louvre Museum, the most important museum of the world.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.

PART 2. DISCOVER THE CITY OF PARIS AND THE LOUVRE MUSEUM (FRANCE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around Paris. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. The Louvre Museum is the national museum of France dedicated to art and archaeology. It is one of the most important of the world and the most visited of all of them. The museum is located in Paris (France), in the old Louvre Palace. Its collection includes works such as The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci; Egyptian art, such as The Seated Scribe; and the famous Classical Venus de Milo, one of the most representative statues from the Hellenistic period, and one of the most famous sculptures from Ancient Greece. Two of the five days of the stay in Paris will be used to discover the collections of ancient civilizations including antiques from Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, Rome and the Etruscan world. The other days will be free for the student to meet other art museums such as Orsay, Centre Pompidou, Picasso, Rodin, and the most emblematic monuments and places of the city (Eiffel Tower, Medieval Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Versailles and the Hôtel des Invalides where Napoleon was buried).

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECT AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the best art museum of the world, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the archaeology of the most important ancient civilizations, and contemplate the best pieces that represent them. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit Paris. You can’t miss the opportunity to practice in an archaeological excavation and discover Paris, the most beautiful and romantic city in the world watching all its art and culture through its museums and unique places. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from The Louvre Museum.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 11 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 14th day of the course participants will fly to Paris, where they will stay for 5 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Paris in order to visit the Louvre Museum and its archaeological collection. The rest of the days, during the stay in Paris, the group of students and the guide from our organization will decide in a freer way to visit other museums, monuments and interesting places. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Paris, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

North America - Alaska - Subarctic Archaeology at Mead Site, Alaska (UAF) - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-04

Mead site is a multicomponent site consisting of at least 4 components dating from 14,000 to 1,400 years ago in deeply buried stratified contexts in the mid Tanana Basin, near Delta Junction, Alaska. This site has received little investigation given its importance in the early prehistory of northwest North America, but initial excavations have yielded lithic tools, organic tools, and faunal remains from multiple components. Along with Broken Mammoth and Swan Point, this is one of the oldest sites in northwest North America, and indeed in the Western Hemisphere. The presence of faunal remains and lithic artifacts within stratified contexts provides an opportunity to document patterning in site use and test hypotheses about technology, subsistence, and settlement of ancient populations in Interior Alaska. We will investigate an area where we recovered the earliest Art (decorated antler pendants) in northern North America.

The 2016 excavation and field school at Mead is designed to better understand activity areas and technological and subsistence change through time. Specifically, we will focus on areas of the site where we recovered numerous faunal remains (bison, waterfowl, small game, and fish) dating to ~12,500 cal BP, that may represent multiple ancient house floors.

North America - Alabama - Fort Tombecbe - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-14
The 2014 University of West Alabama field school at colonial Fort Tombecbe is May 18-June 14. Excavations will focus on the French period (1736-1763) bakery, barracks and contemporaneous Choctaw materials. Students will become familiar with the tools of archaeology and methods of controlled excavation, pedestrian surveys, lab processing, and public interpretation. Specific skills to be covered include using a total station, profiling, soil description, recording archaeological data, and the particulars of excavating a historical, multi-ethnicity frontier site.
North America - Alaska - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Alaska - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-25

Set in the Alaskan wilderness, students will join a research team to investigate prehistoric cultures, improve analytical abilities through the recovery and study of complex archeological evidence including geological soil formations and artifact spatial context. Gain hands on experience operating specialized equipment and learn to locate new sites through survey.

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-25

Travel to Alaska to participate in an ongoing research program and experience unspoiled wilderness, acquire important technological skills using state-of-the-art research technologies, and learn the fundamentals of archaeological excavation. Students will acquire skills in archaeological excavation, survey, mapping, and orienteering as well as historic preservation and compliance regulations.

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School in Quinhagak, Alaska, Nunalleq Project - 2015

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School in Quinhagak, Alaska, Nunalleq Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology and its partnering institutions are working in association with the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak and Qanirtuuq, Inc. to save their archaeological heritage threatened by melting permafrost and rising levels of the Bering Sea.

North America - Alaska - Late Pleistocene Archaeology Field School in the Tanana Valley

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University students interested in archaeology or cultural resource management are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Adelphi in Alaska Archaeological Field School. With an instructor-to-student ratio among the lowest available, you will experience a vast wilderness, participate in ongoing research, and make new discoveries. Research will focus on the newly discovered Holzman site along Shaw Creek where large mammal bones, mammoth ivory fragments, and stone tools have been found dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. Join our research team in the scenic Tanana Valley as we investigate the question, who were the First Alaskans? Undergraduate students can enroll in 4 credits and contribute to a multi‐year research program. Learn archaeological methods involving 21st century field‐based technologies including GPS, GIS, and total station. In addition to a true wilderness experience, students learn basic principles of site mapping, excavation, and soil formation as well as orienteering, professional survey, and remote living. Enjoy Alaska camping and explore the ancient past!

North America - Arizona - Coconino CRM field school - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-30

The major objective of this field school is to prepare students for a career in cultural resource management (CRM) while conducting a typical small-scale CRM inventory and evaluation project. The field school will take place on the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-13

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology will be conducting its fifth field season at Rock Art Ranch during the first summer session of 2015 (June 1 through July 4) for undergraduate and graduate students at all skill levels. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn site and feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2014

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Rock Art Ranch is a private ranch 25 miles southeast of Winslow, AZ. The ranch contains some of the Southwest’s most spectacular rock art dating from 6000 BC to AD 1300. The ranch lies in the high desert at 5100’ elevation, in an area used over the past 8000 years by mobile hunting and gathering groups, early farmers, and later, after A.D. 500, by more sedentary farmers representing archaeological cultures of the adjacent Mogollon Rim and Colorado Plateau regions. For 2014, the goals are to document how the landscape was used by groups over the past 8000 years, how and why groups migrated to and from the area, and what role the rock art played in communicating identity and ownership. Excavations have already helped develop a tighter chronology for the area and provided details on length of site occupation and subsistence base. Survey by fieldschool participants have located 95 new sites in three summers that cluster in three time periods: Basketmaker II (early agricultural), 1000 BCE-500 CE; Basketmaker III/Pueblo I, 600-900 CE; and Pueblo III, 1100-1250 CE. It is the BMII groups who carved most of the petroglyphs.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool REU - 2014

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool REU - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, has received an NSF-REU (National Science Foundation Research Enrichment for Undergraduate students) grant for 2014-2016 to provide five weeks of hands-on experience in doing field archaeology followed by two weeks of training in four research labs at ASM on the UA campus for eligible undergraduate students. Students accepted into this program for 2014 will be paid $500/week for seven weeks and have their travel and basic living expenses paid as well.
The purpose of the program is to use archaeology as a vehicle to expose underserved students to how science is used to explore and understand the world around them. Equally as important is to expose students to potential career opportunities and to provide them with much needed experience to make them more competitive in the work place.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch REU – 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology will be conducting its sixth field season at Rock Art Ranch from June 6 through July 22 for undergraduate students from underserved groups with little exposure or experience with STEM curriculum. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn site and feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - Arizona - Shivwits 2014 Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will offer a six-credit, five-week field school from June 8 to July 12, 2014. Investigations will focus on late Pueblo II/early Pueblo III (A.D. 1150-1200) sites associated with the Virgin Anasazi culture. Students will learn the fundamentals of archaeological excavation techniques, mapping, record-keeping, and material processing and identification.

North America - Arizona - University of Arizona Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology’s Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool will conduct its sixth summer of fieldwork from June 6 to July 9, 2016. The fieldschool is for undergraduate and graduate students at all skill levels. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and a total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn mapping at all levels of the site, feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - California - 8th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2014

North America - California - 8th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-03

In 2014, the San Bernardino National Forest, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and California State University San Bernardino are offering the Eighth Applied Archaeology Field School. The class will run from Monday through Friday for five weeks, beginning on July 14, 2014 and continuing through August 15, 2014. Our field school will provide you with all of the field training and experience you will need to get your first job as an archaeological technician with state or federal agencies, or with private cultural resource management firms. These are the same basic skills you will need in order to conduct research archaeology. This is a "hands-on" field school; you will learn by doing. We stress teamwork, cooperation, and accomplishment.

North America - California - Applied Archaeology Field School-San Bernardino National Forest - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01
Taught by current and former US Forest Service archaeologists, this course is designed for students interested in careers in applied archaeology and cultural resource management. You will learn essential, fundamental skills associated with archaeological survey, site recording, and excavation. You will learn about the laws and processes that apply to archaeology and cultural resource management in the public and private sector. The skills you will learn are equally applicable to research archaeology anywhere in the world. The course will be held in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California near Idyllwild. A week of classroom activities will be followed by four weeks of survey and excavation. At a minimum students should be prepared to hike five miles a day over broken terrain in temperatures that may exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

North America - California - CSU Channel Islands Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

In collaboration with Channel Islands National Park and California State Parks, participants will be involved with documentation, mapping, and excavation of prehistoric and historic sites in two beautiful coastal locations: Santa Rosa Island and Point Mugu State Park. Through field training, lectures, and other coursework, students will be exposed to techniques and strategies common to compliance-based archaeology in the United States.

North America - California - New River Mining District 2015 Summer Field Program - 2015

North America - California - New River Mining District 2015 Summer Field Program - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-06
The New River Mining District is located in the western Trinity Alps. During the 1880s the New River was settled by Californian hard rock miners. Immigrants to the New River region constructed three major town sites and numerous hard rock mines in the surrounding area. The New River Mining District (NRMD) 2015 Archaeological Field Program will teach interns archaeological survey, laboratory, and excavation techniques. The NRMD field program will take place between July 13th and August 21st of 2015. During this time period students will have the opportunity to take part in an archaeological project in the backcountry of Trinity County, CA. Interns will be taught through hands-on field experience and a series of lectures focused on archaeological method and theory.

North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-07
Santa Catalina Island is an important hub for the intermingling of people and the exchange of ideas and objects. Surrounded by rich marine and lithic resources, Island people were contributors to an extensive trade network throughout southern California and the Southwest. The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School is run in partnership with California State University Northridge (CSUN) each student is awarded 8 semester credit units. This field school is also a collaborative project between the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Project, the Catalina Island Conservancy, the University of Southern California and members of the Gabrielino (Tongva) Nation.
North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2015

North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School is run in partnership with California State University Northridge (CSUN) and each student is awarded 8 semester credit units. This field school is also a collaborative project between the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Project, the Catalina Island Conservancy, the University of Southern California and members of the Gabrielino (Tongva) Nation.

North America - California - Prehistory/Paleoecology of the Southern Sierra Nevada - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-25

The University of Nevada, Reno and the Sequoia National Forest are presenting an archaeological field school in Californian prehistory and paleoecology. It will take place in the beautiful southern Sierra Nevada of southeastern California.

North America - California - Wind Wolves Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Located in the heart of interior South-Central California, the Wind Wolves Preserve lies at the interface between several rich habitats and contains some of the most spectacular examples of Native American paintings found anywhere in North America. Since 2005, we have been investigating rock-art, habitation, and special-purpose sites throughout this region. In 2014, we will continue this work throughout the preserve with particular focus on the only known Chumash Cache Cave having extensive perishable material remaining in situ. We will be conducting excavation both within and outside the cave in order to answer crucial questions about the function and meaning of this important site. Students will be introduced to a range of archaeological methods and practices, including portable XRF use and 3D laser scanning.

North America - California - Windwolves Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Wind Wolves Preserve lies at the interface between several rich habitats and contains some of the most spectacular examples of Native American paintings found anywhere in North America. We will be conducting excavation both within and outside the cave in order to answer crucial questions about the function and meaning of this important site.

North America - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-09
This unique field and laboratory course trains students in zooarchaeology: the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Held at the remote and scenic Eagle Lake Field Station, students are also immersed in the natural history and ecology of local vertebrate animals. Students complete a problem-oriented research project based on the analysis of one of several provided archaeofaunal assemblages. Results of the research project will be presented at a professional zooarchaeological conference held at the end of the course. University of Utah; six semester credit hours.
North America - California/Nevada - UCD Great Basin Field School - 2014

North America - California/Nevada - UCD Great Basin Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-25

The 2014 UC Davis field school will take place in Fish Lake Valley on the California-Nevada border. The field school will continue UC Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work. The crew will be under the direction of archaeology graduate student Jason Edmonds. Students will be instructed in archaeological survey and excavation techniques. The six week course may also include guest lectures from visiting professors and other professionals.

North America - Canada - Fort Vermilion - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

This field school is located in northern Alberta, a terrain that is stunningly beautiful. Here students will be investigating Fort Vermilion and other settlements dating back to 1799. These studies will examine the establishment of the Canadian based North West Company (NWC), which created trade posts from Lake Athabasca up the Peace River to today’s Fort St. John, British Columbia. Fort Vermilion is an ideal site to investigate the geopolitical, social, and cultural dynamics of the fur trade. The site still promises much to be uncovered, as minimal research campaigns have been carried out at the site since its discovery in 1998.

North America - Canada - Ontario - Lakehead Archaeological Field School - 2015

North America - Canada - Ontario - Lakehead Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Students enrolled in this field school will investigate a cluster of ~7000-year-old archaeological sites situated near an ancient beach of Lake Superior. Advanced training in archaeological survey, excavation, and select geoarchaeological methods will be provided.

North America - Canada - Public Excavation Program at Cluny Fortified Village Site - 2014

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The University of Calgary is offering a volunteer excavation program at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park this summer. Participants will excavate alongside members of the Archaeology Field School at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site. First time participants will receive a tour of the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre and an introductory tour of the archaeological site. Volunteers will be supervised by experienced University of Calgary graduate students. Training in archaeological excavation techniques will be provided on site. All artifacts from the site are the property of the Siksika Nation and, ultimately, will be stored at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre.

North America - Canada - Yukon - Alaska Borderlands Culture History Project - 2015

North America - Canada - Yukon - Alaska Borderlands Culture History Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

Yukon College offers a two course, 9 credit university transfer field program in field and analytical methods in subarctic archaeology and ethnography, combining 6 weeks of in field training based at the Little John archaeology site on the Yukon-Alaska border and 2 weeks of pre and post fieldwork theory and analytics. Working closely with members of the local aboriginal communities, the course sets out to document the prehistory, traditional culture and history, and contemporary life of the field locality. Students undertake regional archaeological survey and excavations. Local cultural experts provide instruction in regional culture, oral history, mythology, and language. Tours of and participation in Alaskan projects will provide a broader regional perspective on aboriginal culture and history. The 2015 field program will focus on continued excavations at the Little John site north of Beaver Creek, Yukon, that contains multiple components from circa 14,000 years ago to the Historic period and one week of survey and excavations at the Tok Overlook site near Tok, Alaska in collaboration with Tanacross Native Village and US Army – Fort Wainwright.

North America - Colorado - Adams State University Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Note: the Lat/Long given are referenced to Datum WGS 84

The field school focuses primarily on the excavation of a 19th century frontier military outpost, but includes training in all basic archaeological skills applicable to prehistoric and historic sites. Additional training includes GIS/GPS, total station, LIDAR, etc. as site requires.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-02

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is sponsoring a college-accredited field school under the direction of Dr. Susan C. Ryan, the Center's Director of Archaeology. Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll for 6 credit hours through Adams State University in Colorado ($55 per credit hour). The field school is certified as RPA-5 by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-07

In Crow Canyon's five-week field school in Southwestern archaeology, students learn fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses. Additionally, students learn instrument surveying and remote sensing surveying techniques. The field school is certified as RPA-5 by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeology Research Program (ARP) - 2014

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Join our research team! This one-week program in southwestern Colorado is your chance to work alongside professional archaeologists in the field and laboratory, contributing to Crow Canyon's long-term research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the Mesa Verde region. Note: This is not a field school, but rather a program designed for lifelong learners, avocational archaeologists, and “citizen scientists” who want the opportunity to be part of ongoing archaeological research. Two continuing education units (CEUs) from Adams State University, Colorado, are available for an additional fee. www.crowcanyon.org/programs/campus/archaeology_research_program.asp.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeology Research Program - 2015

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At Crow Canyon, you can work alongside our staff archaeologists at excavation sites and in the lab, helping to understand some of the defining moments in Pueblo Indian history and culture.

• Learn excavation techniques
• Help excavate at an archaeological site
• Process, identify, and analyze ancient artifacts
• Learn about our shared human heritage

If you are new to Crow Canyon, your archaeology expedition includes a hands-on introduction to Pueblo history and a daylong guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Alumni spend more time in the field. In the evening, our archaeologists or guest scholars present talks on current topics in Southwestern archaeology.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon High School Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-18

Three-week archaeology field school for high school students, who work alongside professional archaeologists on a multiyear study of Pueblo Indian society; opportunity to do archaeology at the pre-college level, learn excavation techniques, analyze artifacts. Summer career exploration/academic enrichment program near Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado; credit available. Detailed description of field school is available at www.crowcanyon.org/fieldschool.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon High School Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-17

If you’re serious about archaeology, don’t wait for college! Crow Canyon’s High School Field School is a unique opportunity to do hands-on archaeology under the training and supervision of professional archaeologists. In three weeks, you can get a head start on your college studies, explore career options, and gain experience that will look great on a college application or a resume.

North America - Colorado - Fort Massachusetts - 2014

North America - Colorado - Fort Massachusetts - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-16

Excavations on a 19th century frontier military outpost, the first US fort in Colorado.

North America - Colorado - Historical Archaeology and Museum Studies at Amache - 2014

North America - Colorado - Historical Archaeology and Museum Studies at Amache - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-31

Learn archaeology and museum studies at a National Historic Landmark! From June 16-July 15, 2014 the University of Denver will hold a field school at Amache, Colorado, the site of a Japanese American internment camp during WWII. Highlights of the field school include:
*Training in landscape archaeology methods, including surface survey, digital mapping, ground-penetrating radar, and excavation
*Training in collections management, including exhibit production
*Hands-on work with historic artifacts and archival materials
*Community-engaged-students will work with former internees and site visitors

North America - Colorado - Mitchell Springs Site Excavation Field Schools - Cortez, CO - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The Center holds a series of excavation field schools near Cortez, Colorado at the Mitchell Springs site. The 2015 dates are July 31-August 3, August 14-17 and September 11-14. The cost to attend one session for a non-member is $175, which includes a one-year membership. The cost for one session for members is $125.

If attending two sessions, the cost of the second session is $125, and you must register for the second session separately.

No experience is necessary. You will be paired with someone with experience. All materials will be supplied, unless you have your own that you would like to bring. You should be in good health as the activity is mildly strenuous. The weather can be hot, in the high 80's, so appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water is a must.

North America - Connecticut - Mohegan Archaeological Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
The University of Leicester and the federally recognized Mohegan Tribe are working together to study archaeological sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut (established in 1671). As part of the process of investigating present and former tribal lands, the Mohegan Archaeological Fieldschool engages in archaeological research at pre-European sites as well as early historic and reservation-era sites. The Mohegan Fieldschool, now in its 19th year, works under direct supervision of Dr. Craig Cipolla (university of Leicester) and staff members of the Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Archaeology Department as authorized by the Mohegan Council of Elders.

North America - Connecticut - Mohegan Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-15

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The University of Leicester and the federally recognized Mohegan Tribe are working together to study archaeological sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut (established in 1671). As part of the process of investigating present and former tribal lands, the Mohegan Archaeological Field School engages in archaeological research at pre-European sites as well as early historic sites and reservation-era sites. The Mohegan Field School, now in its 20th year, works under the direct supervision of Dr Craig Cipolla (University of Leicester) and staff members of the Mohegan Archaeology Department as authorized by the Mohegan Council of Elders.

North America - Connecticut - UConn Battlefield Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-06

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archaeology at a Seventeenth Century battlefield associated with the Pequot War of 1636-1637. The Battle of Mistick Fort: English Withdrawal & Pequot Counterattack took place on May 26, 1637 immediately following the English & allied Native attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mistick. Much of the fieldwork will focus on documenting the intense fighting along the four mile route of the English withdrawal. The project is funded by grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and is part of a long-term effort to document the Battlefields of the Pequot War (Visit www.pequotwar.org for additional information).

North America - Connecticut - UConn Contact Period Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-06

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in Contact Period Archaeology focused on two 17th Century villages. The Calluna Hill site is a Pequot village burned by the English on May 26, 1637 during the Pequot War. The Monhantic Fort site is a Mashantucket Pequot fortified village constructed and occupied during King Philip’s War (1675-1676). Both sites have remained undisturbed since they were abandoned and provide a unique opportunity to examine changes in Pequot domestic architecture and space, foodways, and material culture.

North America - Connecticut - UConn Pre-Contact Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2008-05-25

The 2014 University of Connecticut Pre-Contact archaeology field school will include survey and excavation on landforms associated with two Paleoindian sites (ca. 12,900BP-10,000BP) located on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation. The 6-week, 6-credit field school will include training in New England Native and Colonial history, archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, conservation procedures, artifact cataloguing and analysis, and methods and techniques in archaeobotany and the landscape reconstruction. Students will have a unique opportunity to work on a collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists, historians, and ecologists.

North America - Florida - LAMP Conservation Workshop - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-30

This week long workshop is designed to introduce students to the fields of archaeological conservation with emphasis on waterlogged artifacts.

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-25

In this 4-week underwater field school participants will assist in the continued excavation of a Revolutionary War Era British Loyalist wreck. Students will be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, public outreach, artifact collection and documentation, and basic laboratory methodology. The site is located approximately one mile from shore in St. Augustine, FL, the oldest continuously occupied port in the United States.

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-10

This summer Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) archaeologists will continue the excavation of an 18th century shipwreck located just off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida. Students will work along side LAMP archaeologists to map the site and recover artifacts for further study. Students will receive instruction in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis, artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Join us for an exciting new season of research in the Nation's oldest continuously occupied port!

North America - Florida - Revolutionary War Shipwreck Excavation - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-19

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to announce our Summer Field School. This year the field school will be held from June 2nd - June 27th at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. This comprehensive 4-week practicum will focus on the continued excavation of an 18th century shipwreck. Discovered in 2009, excavations began on this wreck site during the summer of 2010. Artifacts recovered from this site indicate that it is a late 18th century wreck known as the Storm Wreck of unknown origin. Recent discoveries include hardware and rigging components, navigational and carpentry tools, a series of cast-iron and copper cauldrons, a small flintlock pistol and six cannon and the ship's bell. This summer’s activities will include mapping, recording and excavating an area adjacent to the 2010-2011 excavation units. Students will work alongside instructors to record and recover artifacts associated with this wreck.

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