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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

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).

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 - 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 - 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 - University of Guam Ifugao Archaeology Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-20

The Ifugao Archaeological Project returns to the Old Kiyyangan Village, Kiangan, Ifugao and initiates investigations on the Hapao Rice Terraces Cluster, Hungduan, Ifugao. The IAP hopes to fully document an early Ifugao Village (ca. 800 years old) and contribute to heritage conservation efforts in Ifugao.

Australia - Archaeological Field Experience!

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This three week intensive applied heritage management fieldschool is based on the south-coast of Western Australia. Experience the amazing coastline, islands, and outback woodland while learning skills in archaeological survey, mapping, excavation, GPS navigation and recording, stone artefact analysis, community engagement, and land care.

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

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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 - 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 - Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School

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This topic will teach students how to undertake ethical and culturally sensitive ethnoarchaeological research. Activities may include rock art recording, site recording, artefact recording, collecting oral histories, and ethical interactions with Indigenous groups.

Australia - Northern Territory - Ethnoarchaeology Field School - 2015

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

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

Canada - Yukon - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography - 2011

Canada - Yukon - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-04
This six-week, six-credit university transfer program is a community based project providing field experience in archaeology and ethnography. It is based at the multi-component Little John site, with rich cultural and fauna deposits spanning the late Pleistocene through to the Historic period. Local First Nation Elders and cultural experts regularly participate. Field trips to related Tanana valley sites and cultural events are planned.

Canada - Yukon College Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography

Deadline
2010-04-29
In collaboration with the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon, and the Village Councils of Northway, Tetlin, and Tanacross, Alaska, Yukon College offers an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in ethnographic and archaeological research in the Upper Tanana River watershed, location of southeastern Beringia and the region containing some of the oldest human occupation sites in the Americas. During summer 2010, continuing excavation at the Little John site will focus on recovery of the 12 - 14,000-year-old Pleistocene levels with faunal remains from the site, further investigations of Holocene occupations, and documentation of contemporary and traditional land use, language, and culture. This project involves students and local First Nation youth and elders in integrated investigations of the region's history, language, and culture.
Canada - Yukon Territory - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography

Canada - Yukon Territory - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography

Deadline
2014-04-29
Anthropology 225 offers an introduction to archaeological and ethnographic field methods as currently practiced in Yukon—that is, as an integrated program of documentation of local culture-history with a strong community presence in the research activities. In this approach, archaeological survey and excavation is closely articulated and connected with related ethnographic enquiry. Fieldwork in 2014 will be within the traditional territories of the White River First Nation It will include continued archaeological investigations of the Pleistocene era Little John site and regional survey and excavations in Yukon and Alaska.
Caribbean - Grenada - Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean - 2014

Caribbean - Grenada - Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

"Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean” is focused on learning fundamental skills for conducting archaeological survey and excavation, coupled with ethnographic fieldwork involving engagement with local communities, government agencies, and NGOs to examine cultural and historical resource preservation efforts and challenges. This four-week program on the island of Carriacou (Grenada) includes working with locals, students, and staff from the UK, the Netherlands, and Grenada to excavate and analyze archaeological remains that date back to the original Amerindian colonists over 1500 years ago. Students will also participate in community service activities and ethnographic fieldwork focusing on cultural heritage management in the West Indies as part of the program.

Central America - Guatemala - Mayan Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

Participating in secret ancient indigenous rituals on cliff-tops, hunting exotic medicinal plants in forests, and projects to conserve cultural traditions are all part of the adventure. This summer abroad program gives an intimate hands-on glimpse into another culture, discover the colorful world of the mountain indigenous K’iche Maya. Stretching across a region of Guatemala’s stunning beautiful highlands, volcanoes and lowland rainforests, this course explores the dynamic interactions of human societies. Our program includes homestays with welcoming K’iche Mayan families as well as Mayan ceremonies, saunas, medicinal plant treatments, Mayan festivals, as well as learning indigenous weaving and artwork. Concurrently, through course activities, assignments, & individual projects, students develop practical skills & experience in anthropological fieldwork.

Central America - Mayan Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala -updated - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-16
ANT 390 Mayan Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala June 1 – June 21, 2014 - 3 credits Participating in secret ancient indigenous rituals on cliff-tops, hunting exotic medicinal plants in forests, and projects to conserve cultural traditions are all part of the adventure. This summer abroad program gives an intimate hands-on glimpse into another culture, discover the colorful world of the mountain indigenous K’iche Maya. Stretching across a region of Guatemala’s stunning, beautiful highlands, volcanoes, this course explores the dynamic interactions of human societies. Our program includes homestays with K’iche Mayan with the welcoming extended Leon family as well as Mayan ceremonies, saunas, medicinal plant treatments, Mayan festivals, as well as learning indigenous weaving and artwork. Concurrently, through course activities, assignments, & individual projects, students develop practical skill & experience in anthropological fieldwork.Co-director Adelphi University Anthropology Professor Douglas London has two decades of experience working with the Maya in Guatemala. Co-Director Taxa London is a Kiche Maya from Chichicastenango. Our lead teacher “Chema” is a K’iche Mayan shaman and will take you on a journey through the spiritual life of the Mayan people. Among others we will visit ancient Maya cities and ruins and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas: Antigua. For details interested students should email Professor Douglas London at dlondon@ adelphi.edu Program Cost $2150 CIE Fee $150 *Undergrad Tuition (3 cr) $2700 Total $4950 website:https://adelphi-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=27425

Central America - Mexico - Chiapas Ethnography - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-07
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America and beyond cross Mexico each year on their way to the United States. Many of these people walk across Mexico or ride on the top of dangerous cargo trains known as la bestia (“The beast”). These migrants carry backpacks loaded with food, clothing, and other provisions on their often dangerous journeys across multiple countries. Since 2009, the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) has been using a variety of anthropological methods (e.g., ethnography, archaeology, forensic science) to understand the experiences of clandestine border crossers on the US/Mexico border and the Mexico/Guatemala border. In 2015, the UMP will begin a new project in the southern Mexican town of Palenque (Chiapas) focused on documenting the experiences of migrants preparing to cross Mexico.

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistorical Archaeology - 2015

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The objective of this interdisciplinary project is to introduce innovative methods of integrating archaeological research with art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography, in an intensive travel study program spanning from busy Mexico City to the scenic valleys and highlands of Oaxaca and Puebla. This program runs from June 21 - July 18. It does not involve active participation in archaeological digs. Through daily traveling and hiking, students will learn about the millennial indigenous cultures, the impact of European colonialism, and the contemporary lifestyles and issues, by the active exploration of archaeological and historical sites, museum collections, and indigenous communities. These excursions will be integrated with classroom courses and on-site lectures delivered by experts on ethnohistorical documents, archaeological field and lab methods, and ethnographic research
Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistorical Archaeology Travel/Study Program

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistorical Archaeology Travel/Study Program

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The object of this interdisciplinary project is to introduce innovative methods of integrating archaeological research with art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography, in an intensive Travel Study program spanning from bustling Mexico City to the scenic valleys, highlands, and coasts of Oaxaca. Through daily traveling and hiking, students will learn about the millennial indigenous cultures, the impact of European colonialism, and the contemporary lifestyles and issues, by the active exploration of archaeological and historical sites, museum collections, and indigenous communities. These excursions will be integrated with classroom courses and on-site lectures delivered by experts on ethnohistorical documents, archaeological field and lab methods, and ethnographic research. Note that this Travel Study program does not involve active participation in an archaeological dig.

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistory Field Program - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02
The purpose of this field program is to introduce students to innovative research methods in the integration of archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography. Mexico in general and the vast state of Oaxaca in particular create an ideal research environment, where the indigenous cultures constructed monumental sites, ruled over city-states, invented complex writing systems, and crafted among the finest artistic traditions in the world, some of which are still perpetuated to this day. The clash of the Indigenous and the European worlds in the 16th century created a most unique culture, the legacy of which underlies the modern nation of Mexico. By traveling through the mountains, valleys, and coasts of Oaxaca and immersing themselves in this rich study environment, students will gain direct experience with archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic research methods and resources. In addition, the course aims to provide insights into the practicalities of conducting academic research in Mexico, by visiting research institutes and hearing on-site lectures from local experts. A broader question to be addressed is how new modes of inquiry in archaeology can reflect on approaches more consistent with the logic inherent in the scientific method. This interactive course will explore methods that avoid one-sided dependencies, and will link the past and present through the exploration of those surviving ancient sites and living communities which are directly referenced in the ethnohistorical records. Note that this Travel Study Program does not involve active participation in an archaeological dig.

Central America - Mexico - MesoAmerican Ethnoecology

Deadline
2010-05-17

ANT 495 MesoAmerican Ethnoecology (3)
This is a travel course that includes one on-campus orientation meeting and travel to Tapachula, Mexico for field studies. Learn how families use plants in their environment for food, medicine, ritual and material culture. Students may enroll only with the instructor's consent. For further information, contact the instructor, Dr. Janine Gasco, at jgasco@csudh.edu/310-243-3506.

Europe - Bulgaria - Medicinal Herbs from Antiquity to the Present: History, Ethnography, 2013

Deadline
2013-04-01

Everything there is to know about medicinal herbs - Ancient and medieval sources on types of herbs and their use; Herbs in medieval art; Types of medicinal herbs, their preparation and their use; History of religious and cult practices related to herbs, etc...

Europe - England - Saveock Water Archaeology Field School - Cornwall England - 2011

Europe - England - Saveock Water Archaeology Field School - Cornwall England - 2011

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Saveock is a multi-period site dating from the Mesolithic to the 17th century. No experience is necessary as students are taught on site planning, section drawing, context sheets and excavation techniques during the first week, and can then put their new skills to the test in the following weeks, where students have the opportunity to dig on different periods of the site. As well as excavation, an illustrated talk is given on Experimental Archaeology each week by the site director Jacqui Wood, who has worked on the ‘Ice Man’ artefacts in Italy. Anyone from age 14 (with an accompanying adult) is welcome, and there is always post excavation work for those less able. This is a permanent archaeology centre and there are full indoor facilities during wet weather. Free wifi is available during break times, as well as phone charging facilities.

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

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This course offers students the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of centuries of travellers from Pausanias (2nd century AD) to Edward Lear (1840s-1860s) and uncover, just as they did, the glories of Greece past and present. The course covers the archaeology, history, ethnography, religion and management of Greece’s cultural heritage, spanning the periods from the Neolithic to the present. This program will provide you with a broad appreciation of the diversity of Greek culture and addresses some of the challenges faced by modern Greece in preserving its rich heritage.

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Deadline
*coming JUNE 2016*

How does heritage communicate? What messages does the heritage profession create about its sites, monuments and artefacts? This course critically examines approaches to interpretation and communication of the past, and explores the theory and practice of heritage communication for multiple audiences and purposes.
Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

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IHC.Public’s project, Gonies Archaeological Ethnography Field School, aims to closely investigate the involvement of locals with their material and intangible heritage in general, and the remains of various peak sanctuaries scattered around the area of Gonies, Crete. We address the issues arising in the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage through our research and our public engagement with the village of Gonies, as well as local and national stakeholders. Our goal is to develop a public archaeology program that will contribute to the sustainable development of the area.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-28
Achill Field School was established in 1991 as a Training School for students of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines. The Field School is based at the Archaeology Centre in Dooagh, Slievemore and other town lands in Achill Civil Parish, all situated in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25

Archaeological field skills and the collection of data from excavation sites, combined with weekly lectures and practical assignments lead students through the various aspects of survey and excavation methodology.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Established in 1991, the Achill Field School provides fieldwork training for students of archaeology and anthropology. The fascinating, rugged landscape of Achill Island provides the archaeological location for this course. The Field School offers two-, four- and six-week modular courses that come with 3, 6 and 9 semester hours/credits respectively. We teach excavation techniques, survey and recording processes, including Total Station, GPS, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Photoshop, artefact care and site photography, and we also take the time to discuss the excavation strategy with students so that they understand the choices that have been made. The key to our training is small group sizes, combined with instruction that is delivered directly by highly experienced archaeologists.

Europe - Italy - Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Sicily - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-17

The first attempt to re-build a Bronze age hut in Sicily! Come and help us in finding materials and solutions!

Europe - Malta - Off The Beaten Track - Summer School for Anthropologists - 2012

Europe - Malta - Off The Beaten Track - Summer School for Anthropologists - 2012

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The Anthropology field school is held on the charming islet of Gozo, in the Maltese Archipelago. Gozo is one of the three inhabited main islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. Described as Europe’s best kept secret, Malta is surrounded by crystal clear waters, enjoys year-round sunshine and is the home of numerous cultural, artistic and natural treasures. The course runs for 20 days, starting on the 8th of July ending on July 28th, 2012. The five working days of the weeks will be reserved for fieldwork, fieldtrips as well as college lectures by academic experts. The structure of the field-school is one of open-ended pursuit of ethnographic study. Your days can then be spent either in the thick of it (chasing interviews, meetings, consultations with your supervisor) or for those students that require more direction; hour long lunch classes are offered to place some structure around research by discussing broad anthropological themes (methodology, history and practice of Anthropology etc).
Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

Our workshop aims at bringing the Daco-Roman material synthesis in the Transylvanian Provinces to life. It is an archaeological program that is meant to be both experimental and experiential. In the heart of the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, we bring together archaeologists and master craftsmen in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age, Imperial Roman and medieval techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life in its traditional forms, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, making ceramics using different technologies and learning all about architectural wood work. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, and finally traditional, medieval building techniques and architecture. As a result of the immersion in a museum ethnographic environment, our participants will explore as well questions of conservation, restoration and presentation of ethnographic and historical ceramic, metal and wooden artifacts and architecture.

Europe - Spain - DEIA Archaeological and Anthropological Research Centre-Summer Workshops

Deadline
2010-05-15
In a beautiful mountain village with access to the sea, participants will learn about the prehistory and history of the island of Mallorca and the relationship of the past to the present and future. Studying with specialists in each field,you will plan and carry out participant observation, collecting stories and writing ethnography.There will be visits to archaeological sites, other villages,towns and markets.
North America  - Yukon - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography - 2012

North America - Yukon - Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-01
An introduction to archaeological and ethnographic field methods as currently practiced in Yukon—that is, as an integrated program of documentation of local culture-history with a strong community presence in the research activities. Principal excavations of 12000 to 14,000 years old Beringian deposits at the Little John site, archaeological survey around the Yukon - Alaska borderlands, and ethnographic work with the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek.
North America - Arizona - The Undocumented Migration Project: Archaeology of the Contemporary Arizona Field School - 2012

North America - Arizona - The Undocumented Migration Project: Archaeology of the Contemporary Arizona Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-02-01
Since the mid-1990’s, hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants from Mexico and beyond have been entering the United States on foot through Arizona. Hundreds of migrant stations have been identified in southern Arizona. Using traditional archaeological analytical methods and ethnography, this project examines migrant material culture to understand many aspects of this clandestine cultural phenomenon.
North America - Bering Sea, Alaska; Quinhagak Fieldschool; University of Aberdeen - 2012

North America - Bering Sea, Alaska; Quinhagak Fieldschool; University of Aberdeen - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-15

The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology, in partnership with the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak, will excavate the Nunalleq site, a late prehistoric village. Preservation conditions are exceptional with features and artifacts abundant. We will live and work alongside Yup’ik culture bearers in a spectacular wilderness setting.

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 - 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 - New York - Community-based Native and African American Archaeology - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-31

Montclair State University in collaboration with Higher Ground Intercultural and Heritage Association, a community-based cultural organization, are researching the history and archaeology of the mixed heritage Native and African American community in Setauket, Long Island, New York. Entitled “A Long Time Coming,” this collaborative project is now entering its fifth year of research.

North America - Utah - The Nancy Patterson Archaeological Site, Blanding, Utah - 2014

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The Nancy Patterson Archaeological Project was the vision of Mark Evans and his strong commitment to preserve while conducting cutting edge research and education about the privately owned Nancy Patterson Site. His goal was to see the site used to bridge the gap between the public and scientific community by providing a common educating experience and appreciation for our prehistoric American History. Over the years it has continued with the support of private indiduals. The 24 acre site circles the Nancy Patterson Butte that juts up from the Montezuma Canyon bottom. As discussed at previous Pecos Conferences there is a continuous occupational sequence spanning Basketmaker III through Pueblo III periods. The major features are the Nancy Patterson Village located at the southern base of the butte and large circular plaza on the butte top. Spirit Bird Cave which lies to the north just up canyon is closely associated with this site. Studies over the past 30 years have confirmed the site to be a center of major Anasazi importance and it is listed on the National Registor of Historic Places. This year the site will be set up for tours during the Pecos Conference.

North America - Washington - Summer on the Salish Sea - 2016

North America - Washington - Summer on the Salish Sea - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-10

Summer on the Salish Sea - The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School offers a community-based four-fields experience this summer supporting Coast Salish canoe families on Tribal Canoe Journey's Paddle to Nisqually. Students will study people, plants, animals, languages, and archaeology of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) basin while providing hands-on support for canoe families traveling for two weeks on the water and culminating in a week-long potlatch. Class meets July 6 & 13 and then begins travel with overnight camping from July 18 - August 7, 2016. Apply online at www.edcc.edu/leaf. Priority is given to early applicants.

North America - Yukon Territory - Scottie Creek Borderlands Culture History Project 2016

North America - Yukon Territory - Scottie Creek Borderlands Culture History Project 2016

Deadline
2016-04-21

Yukon College offers an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in archaeological and ethnographic research in the Upper Tanana River watershed, location of southeastern Beringia and the region containing some of the oldest human occupation sites in the Americas, including the Little John site, our principal fieldwork location. Our multi-disciplinary program is integrated with local native community life and offers opportunities for both novice and advanced field studies.

Pacific - Hawai`i - Archaeological Field School at Ka`ehu, Maui Island - 2013

Pacific - Hawai`i - Archaeological Field School at Ka`ehu, Maui Island - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-06

Join faculty from UH-Maui College and New York University as they work with the local Hawaiian community on the Phase I survey of the 64+ acre Ka`ehu wetland currently slated for restoration by Maui County.

South America - Brazil - Claudio Cutiao Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

On this unique field school students can join the Amazonian Interfluvial Archaeological Project in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil to explore human occupation in a little known ecoregion of the Amazon. Travel the beaten path into the depths of the amazon to establish an archaeological understanding of the area as well as a cultural relationship between amazon boundaries. The 2016 field season will involve mapping and excavation at the archaeological site of Claudio Cutião. Our primary research objective for this season is to determine the site boundaries and its internal variability. Due to the perishable nature of building materials in the Amazon, there are no visible architectural features on the surface or below. But local soils have been enriched by organic waste and human actions and created distinct phenomena called ‘terra preta’ (‘black earth’) soils. We will examine site organization based on variations in these 'terra preta' soils as well as the distribution of artifacts.

South America - Ecuador - The Cochasqui Interdisciplinary Project - 2012

South America - Ecuador - The Cochasqui Interdisciplinary Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-20
Cochasqui is an important archaeological sites in Ecuador today. The ‘Cochasqui Interdisciplinary Project’ aims to explore and integrate the rich archaeological, historical, and ethnographic records pertaining to this monumental and ceremonial site. Students will be immersed in the rich cultural heritage of the local indigenous community.

South America - Peru - Huari - Ancash Archaeological Research Project Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-29

The aim of this archaeology and bioarchaeology field school is to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. Our project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults. We are undertaking archaeological excavations in order to obtain information which helps us understand these subjects.The project is supported by Instituto de Estudios Huarinos under direction of Bebel Ibarra Asencios, Researcher of Department of Anthropology. Tulane University.

US - Arizona - Migrant Material Culture Project - Ethnoarchaeology of Undocumented Migration

US - Arizona - Migrant Material Culture Project - Ethnoarchaeology of Undocumented Migration

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Since the mid-1990’s, thousands of undocumented migrants from Mexico and beyond have been entering the U.S. through the harsh Sonora Desert of Arizona on foot. Migrants carry backpacks loaded with food, clothing and provisions and often walk for days to reach places such as Tucson and Phoenix. Along the way people will eat, sleep, and discard artifacts at temporary migrant campsites known as “lay-up” sites. The Migrant Material Culture Project studies lay-up sites using traditional archaeological methods along with ethnography to better understand the complex social, political, economic, and environmental issues currently surrounding modern undocumented migration into the United States.

US - AZ - Western Apache Ethnography and GIS Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-18
An intensive, six-week inquiry into the geography of Western Apache history and culture with a focus on cultural perpetuation, community engagement and cartography.
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