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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
Africa - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Field School in Archaeological Geophysics - 2012

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

Deadline
2012-10-01

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

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 Pacific - Australia - Introductory Archaeological Geophysics - 2013

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The field school will provide students with an understanding of the scientific principles behind a range of techniques used in archaeological prospection and the basic field operation of such techniques, as well as data processing, data interpretation and geophysical reporting

Australia - Introductory Archaeological Geophysics

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This topic is aimed at graduates in archaeology or an earth sciences background who wish to gain experience in archaeological geophysics, although it does not presume any prior existing knowledge in geophysics. The topic will provide students with an understanding of the scientific principles behind a range of techniques used in archaeological prospection and the basic field operation of such techniques, as well as data processing, data interpretation and geophysical reporting. Techniques covered will include ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic induction (EMI), direct current resistivity, magnetometer, gradiometer, magnetic susceptibility, and a range of marine geophysics techniques (side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and swath bathymetry). Hands-on experience for students will include GPR, magnetometer and EMI. The topic will be delivered through a series of lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on sessions and computer-based labs.

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).

Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Deadline
2011-05-06

This project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England.

The fieldwork, takes place within Dorset, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. The project is run as a Bournemouth University summer field school.

Europe - England - Manor Lodge Tudor Field School, England

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Medieval and Tudor field school, excavating on the site where Mary Queens of Scots was held prisoner in the 16th century. As well as excavation training, specialist field schools in human osteology, environmental archaeology, building survey and material culture are offered.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-15
Excavation and survey at the Augustinian monastery and Tudor mansion at Thornton Abbey, England. This field school will be undertaking topographical and geophysical survey, as well as excavation on this important scheduled ancient monument. It will be focusing on previously unexamined medieval and post-medieval features, and will provide students a unique opportunity to work on of England's most important historical sites.
Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

Excavation and survey of the medieval hospital of St James at Thornton Abbey.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School- 2013

Deadline
2013-06-01

The Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School is one of the largest and best known research excavations currently taking place on monastic site in the United Kingdom. The field school provides hands-on training in all the most up to date techniques of British excavation, whilst students will be directly participating in the survey and excavation of an internationally important site.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval Hospital and Cemetery Excavation - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15

Survey and excavation project focusing on the major Augustinian house at Thornton Abbey. 2015 will see the project focus on continuing the excavation of the hospital and cemetery.

Europe - Fieldwork opportunities - DigVentures - 2016

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Field School opportunities with DigVentures

2016 is an exciting year for DigVentures, we will be hosting various fieldwork projects in the UK as well as in Europe. Projects we have confirmed so far are:

Lindisfarne Island, Northumberland – Search for Holy Island’s Anglo-Saxon monastery raided by Vikings
Yorkshire Dales – Uncover Ice Age animals and Romano-British cave-cults in Yorkshire
Costra dos Castros, Galicia, Spain – Help dig an Iron Age hillfort and explore Spain’s Celtic connection
Lancashire – Be part of the first scientific excavation of a Bronze Age barrow in the northwest of England in over 50 years
Suffolk – Medieval archaeology in the heart of one of Britain’s most famous reserves
And others tbc shortly!


Registered with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). We are the only community-focused organisation operating under the prestigious ‘Registered Organisation’ scheme and the only accredited CIfA field school in the UK. We have numerous sites running this year in the UK and in Europe – please see our projects pages for further information on fieldwork opportunities for 2016.

http://digventures.com/our-projects/

We teach excavation, post excavation and use ground-breaking digital techniques. Teaching is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading experts. We are also able to offer university and NVQ credits for fieldwork as well as supporting the Skills Passport on site.

For up to date information and news on the projects we support and deliver please sign up to DigMail on http://eepurl.com/jqX1T

Europe - Hungary (IRES): Origins and Development of Prehistoric Tells & Villages - 2012

Deadline
2011-12-09
Five outstanding undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in Anthropological Archaeology - particularly qualified minorities and members of other underrepresented groups – will join an international, multidisciplinary, research team studying prehistoric European agricultural villages on the Great Hungarian Plain occupied between 5500 and 4500 BC (cal.). This research, training, and mentoring program includes field work at Neolithic tells and flat sites, data collection, laboratory analysis, publication, and dissemination of information to a wide audience. Five applicants will be selected to 1) join our archaeological field project in eastern Hungary, 2) design an independent research project, and 3) collect data at the field sites. After the field season, they will 4) work with scientists and mentors at laboratories in Hungary, Greece, and the USA, 5) analyze and interpret their data, 6) present their results at international conferences, 7) publish their results in peer-reviewed journals, and 8)publish their findings via web pages and other media.
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 - Archaeological Field School - Ireland and the Isle of Man

Deadline
2010-06-11

This field school is based in two beautiful Celtic countries: Ireland and the Isle of Man, which lies between Ireland and Britain. A programme of training in all aspects of graveyard survey will take place in Ireland at a variety of historic burial grounds. Students will then be transferred to the Isle of Man where excavation and geophysical survey training will take place at a multi period settlement site belong to the late prehistoric and early medieval periods. There are also visits to museums and sites of all periods from the Neolithic to historic.

Europe - Italy - Portus Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-10

Portus (Fiumicino) was the imperial maritime port of ancient Rome and, together with the neighbouring river port at Ostia, was the focus of a network of ports serving Imperial Rome between the mid-1st century AD and the 6th century AD.

The Field School is hosted by the Portus Project (www.portusproject.org), established six years ago with an aim to study the maritime port of Imperial Rome, Portus, located at the mouth of the Tiber (Italy). Directed by Prof. Simon Keay and led by the University of Southampton, the project is run as an international collaboration with a number of partners, including the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, the British School at Rome and the University of Cambridge. Due to its academic excellence and cutting-edge innovation in fieldwork techniques, including computer modelling work, Portus is currently a leading Roman archaeology excavation recognized as such by the highest academic funding bodies, whose support it continues to enjoy, as well as wide media coverage, including recent BBC1 programme Rome’s Lost Empire ("The Roman Empire: what lies beneath" is the US version of the programme).

Europe - Italy - Unesco Field School Of Archaeology At Veleia (Italy) - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-30

Veleia looks like a typical mountain centre, with its buildings placed on a terraced hillside, partly natural and partly artificial, and the structures for the religious, social and civil life (the latter belonging to the most powerful families) organized around the forum.
The forum of Veleia was formed by a square, paved by slabs of sandstone, closed on one side by the basilica, where justice was administered and public functions carried out; it was surrounded on the other three sides by a portico, with the tabernae (the shops).
The present appearance dates back to the Imperial period but traces of more ancient times have been unearthed in different areas of the town.

Europe - Romania - Arheoinvest Summer Training Course - Field Surveys and Flint Mines - 2012

Europe - Romania - Arheoinvest Summer Training Course - Field Surveys and Flint Mines - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-25

The 2012 field school and survey project will take place in North-Eastern Romania along the Prut river between the villages of Radauti-Prut and Stefanesti. The research this year will investigate possible prehistoric flint mines via a series of field walks and geophysical surveys. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, as well as resistivity and GPR surveying. At the camp site students will practice interpreting aerial photos, petrographic analyses and soil analyses and practice field lab skills in soil and lithics analyses.

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource & Technology Project - 2011

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource & Technology Project - 2011

Deadline
2011-07-16

The 2011 field season will take place at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Răcătău village, Alba County). We will continue to investigate the flint mining and processing techniques used by the Cotofeni culture. We will also resume research on the hillside house discovered in 2009.

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource and Technology Project

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource and Technology Project

Deadline
2010-06-01

The 2010 field season will take place again at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Racatau village, Alba county). The research this year will investigate flint mining techniques used during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age as well as flint processing workshops at the settlement, particularly related to the methodology and equipment used by the Cotofeni people. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, general excavation methods, magnetometry surveying. At the camp site students will practice artefact drawing and pottery reconstruction methods.

Europe - Romania - In search of the past. Archaeological research at Isaiia, a Romanian Chalcolithic site 2012

Deadline
2012-06-11
Excavations will take place at the late Chalcolithic settlement at Isaiia (Iasi County). Continuing research from the last 10 years (started in 1996), this year's excavations have as the main objective the final uncovering of two Chalcolithic houses identified by magnetometric prospecting in order to better understand Precucuteni settlement planning. We will also continue research on a stone agglomeration (probably belonging to Bronze Age) found in part in the 2010 field season. The excavations planned for this summer may also examine one or more of the tomb inhumation on the site (either Bronze Age or Sarmatian age).

Europe - Serbia - Brooklyn College Summer Archaeological Field School in Serbia

Deadline
2010-04-15

Students will participate in the survey and excavation o f two Bronze Age sites in the Jadar Valley region of western Serbia. They will gain experience in GIS and TS plotting, cartography, artifact typology, survey and excavation techniques. Lectures, readings and site tours, community outreach and interaction enrich the field school experience. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Europe - UK - Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project

Europe - UK - Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project

Deadline
2010-02-19

A brand new major archaeological project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavation volunteers to work in a part of the Roman frontier that includes Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project is excavating the fort and expansive town near Durham, located in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world. Covered periods include the prehistoric and Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and the early Medieval period including the origins of Arthur’s Britain. The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK). Volunteers will spend four weeks excavating, processing artifacts, and visiting key archaeological sites in this area of the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone.

Middle East - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Geophysics Archaeological Project

Middle East - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Geophysics Archaeological Project

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Use the latest in ground-based remote sensing technologies to reveal the secrets of the sacred city built by Pharaoh Akhenaton for the sun-god. Students will spend six weeks at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, the once great capital city of Egypt located halfway between Cairo and Luxor. Students will explore the well-preserved ruins of this great city and receive hands-on experience using non-invasive archaeological techniques including surface survey and near-surface geophysical prospection. Work will concentrate on the North City, where they will map buried archaeological features using magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar.
Middle East - Israel -  Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project

Middle East - Israel - Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project

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Tel Bet Yerah (Khirbet Kerak) is a large mound dramatically situated on the Sea of Galilee at the outlet of the River Jordan, in Israel. Occupied throughout the Early Bronze Age (3500 – 2300 BCE) and sporadically in later times, Bet Yerah is the type site for Khirbet Kerak Ware, a unique ceramic industry created by EBA migrants with roots in Transcaucasia. In 2010 we will continue to investigate the monumental ‘Circles Building’(granary?) in its urban context, excavating nearby paved streets and domestic complexes dating to the EB III (about 2700 BCE). We will also renew excavations in the recently identified Umayyad palace of the 7th – 8th centuries CE. (http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/projects/betyerah). The archaeological Field School will be held in conjunction with the Archaeological Geophysics Field School at Tel Bet Yerah.
Middle East - Israel - Tel Bet Yerah Geophysics Archaeological Project

Middle East - Israel - Tel Bet Yerah Geophysics Archaeological Project

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This field school will introduce students to archaeogeophysical methods, which allow us to “see” archaeological features buried beneath the ground surface. Students will be given hands-on instruction in these methods in the context of the ongoing Tel Bet Yerah Research and Excavation Project (TBYREP). Dramatically situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel, Tel Bet Yerah is the site of a large fortified Early Bronze Age town. In 2010 we will explore a large expanse of the site where virtually nothing is known about the subsurface, and image areas where monumental structures and waterworks may be located. The Archaeological Geophysics Field School will be held in conjunction with the Archaeological Field School at Tel Bet Yerah.

Middle East - Jordan - Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project

Deadline
2011-06-03

The key focus of the UC San Diego Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project (ELRAP) is a deep-time study of the role of mining and metallurgy on cultural evolution. ELRAP is unique because of our focus on developing and using a high-tech, on-site digital archaeology system, which allows students to master a wide array of digital survey and recording tools.

The 2011 season will primarily be devoted to exploring the social and political evolution of the Iron Age kingdom of Edom. The focus will be on landscape archaeology, and will include both cutting-edge noninvasive survey techniques and test soundings. Students will have the opportunity to participate in ELRAP surveys dedicated to investigating Early Bronze Age, Iron Age, Nabataean period and Islamic period settlement in Faynan.

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 - Florida - Sonar Training Workshop - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-10

This class will indoctrinate the student on the basic principles of archaeological underwater survey using sidescan sonar technology. Through the one-week course, a series of classroom and field experiences will demonstrate and directly involve students in the procedures of establishing a survey plan and enacting it. After learning how to gather data, then collecting it, students will learn how to mosaic sidescan imagery and create a deliverable product used for analysis and presentation. By the end of the course, each student will have operated a sidescan sonar, used it to identify underwater features, and helped compile an acoustic survey report.

North America - Georgia - Colonial and Native Worlds Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The 2016 University of Georgia Archaeological Field School will first travel to Parris Island, South Carolina to work at Santa Elena, Spain's first capital in what is now the United States. Following this, the field school will move its focus to Ossabaw Island, Georgia to excavate Mississippian sites associated with the Guale, one of the known native groups to interact with the Spanish during their occupation of the South Carolina and Georgia coast.

North America - Georgia - Sapelo Island Archaeological Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-01

This field school will take place on the Georgia Coast on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The main focus of our investigations will be the Kenan Field site, which is a large Mississippian mound center on the island.

North America - Georgia - UGA Archaeological Field School Ossabaw Island - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

Access to the island is by boat only. Once on the island, students will reside in tents and communal style living with shared meals and duties. Bathroom and kitchen facilities will be on-site.

The south end of the island will be the focus of the 2014 field school. The site contains archaeological midden deposits dating from Archaic up to plantation period components.

Our objectives during this summer of field work is to document and record this interesting multi-component site as it is actively eroding into the creek bank.​

Students will learn about research design and implementation, basic archaeological field methods, shallow geophysical survey, topographic mapping, laboratory methods, and the archaeology of the Southeastern United States.

During the field school students will gain skills in shovel test survey, block excavations, and participate in a large-scale shallow geophysical survey using a RM-85 resistance meter as well as a SIR 3000 ground penetrating radar

North America - Illinois - Arizona State University Kampsville Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-01

The Arizona State University Kampsville Field School is a 9 credit hour field school located at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, IL, June 9 - July 19, 2013. Bioarchaeology and Human Osteology, Field Archaeology and Geophysical Testing, and Geomatics (GIS, Geophysics, and Geoarchaeology) options are available. Program tracks are concurrent, and students may enroll in only one program per year.

North America - Michigan - 2012 Nautical Archaeology Society Field School - 2012

North America - Michigan - 2012 Nautical Archaeology Society Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-27

Join members of NAS International, divers, educators, students and fellow underwater archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Come train on the Great Lakes with experts in the field of Underwater Archaeology. Each of the course instructors are qualified professionals in their field of study and will be sharing their years of experience with you. This is a great chance to do some sunny summer diving and get some fantastic training too!

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International  - 2015

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-04

Expanding its reputation as the leader in Nautical Archaeology education in the Great Lakes, Northwestern Michigan College will host a Nautical Archaeology Society 2015 International Field School. This two week event will be held on the main campus between July 12th and July 26th. . It will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in Northport, Grand Traverse Bay and an early Archaic site on the shore of an inland lake. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in underwater archaeology to train with NAS instructors and students from around the world.

Week one consists of an introduction to foreshore and underwater archaeology and the supervised survey of either a dry-land or underwater archaeological site. The second week consists of a series of day-long specialty courses covering topics such as: archaeological surveying, artifact typology, ship and boat construction, flint knapping, Native American settlement in northwest Michigan, documentary research, underwater archaeological surveying and archaeological illustration. These courses are open to anyone interested and no previous experience is necessary.

For more details please visit: www.nasnmc.com

Dr. Mark W. Holley
111 E. Front Street
Ovid, MI 48866
989-307-9651
mholley@nmc.edu

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology Society International Field School - 2015

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology Society International Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-11

Join members of NAS International, divers, educators, students and fellow underwater archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College’s waterfront Great Lakes Campus.

Come train on the Great Lakes with experts in the field of Underwater Archaeology. Each of the course instructors are qualified professionals in their field of study and will be sharing their years of experience with you. This is a great chance to do some sunny summer diving and get some fantastic training too!

North America - Michigan - Northwestern Michigan Archaeology Field School - 2016

North America - Michigan - Northwestern Michigan Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-05

Join instructors from two Northern Michigan Colleges, Nautical Archaeology Society International and fellow historic archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of archaeological training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College in Partnership with North Central Michigan College. Both archaeological excavation and survey will be taught.

North America - Missouri - Hunze-Evans (South Cape) Site - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-30

Hunze-Evans is a Mississippian Village site near Cape Girardeau, MO. We will spend time on both geophysical and traditional survey/excavation methods. Lab work will take place on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

North America - US - Central Alabama Mississippian Survey - Lehigh University - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-15
The 2013 Lehigh Field School will examine several highly significant archaeological sites in Central Alabama and southwestern Virginia. Most of the sites we will examine are Mississippian in origin (circa AD 1050-1500), but we will also test several historic Creek sites as well. Students will gain experience conducing initial site survey, archaeological mapping with a total station, remote sensing using a gradiometer, and standard sub-surface excavation techniques.

North American - Illinios - Arizona State University At Kampsville Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The ASU Kampsville Field School at the Center for American Archeology offers six weeks, nine credits in one of three tracks: (1) bioarchaeology/human osteology, (2) field archaeology & geophysical testing, (3) geophysical testing & geomatics. Fieldwork will be conducted at the Golden Eagle site, the old prehistoric site with an enclosing earthwork in the Lower Illinios Valley.

Pacific - Hawaii - Geospatial Research and Mapping on Kauai (NSF-REU) - 2012

Pacific - Hawaii - Geospatial Research and Mapping on Kauai (NSF-REU) - 2012

Deadline
2012-02-15

Anthropology and Geography undergraduates -- as well as others interested in the study of landscapes-- may be interested in a new summer field program on geospatial research and mapping (GRAM) that will take place at CSULB and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG) on Kauai this summer (June 11 - July 7, 2012). This field research program is a joint effort between faculty in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at CSULB and is focused on the use of cutting edge geospatial techniques (e.g., satellite and aerial imagery, the use of UAVs, geographic information systems, spectral analyses, topography generation, landscape analyses, near surface remote sensing, etc. The research being undertaken by GRAM includes the study of prehistoric landscapes as well as contemporary resources and environments. A website is now operational (http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/geography/nsf-reu/) that describes the program and includes an application form, details about the the NTBG and so on. This field training course is funded for 3 years via the National Science Foundation (NSF) under their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

South America - Ecuador - Foothill Ecuador Program with the Pambamarca Archaeology Project - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-30

Join us in the Ecuadorian Andes this summer for an excellent archaeology and cultural experience with course work, field trips, and service learning projects.

Discover with us the beauty of Ecuador as we continue our investigation of the fortresses of Pambamarca built by the Inka during their conquest of Ecuador in the early 1500s.

Live with us and other project members in the Andes of South America.

Work on all aspects of the research project, including archaeological survey and excavation and community development activities.

US - Colorado - Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School

US - Colorado - Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-03-31

Fort Lewis College will again offer its six-week training course in field archaeology during the summer of 2010, under the direction of Mona Charles. Field work will be conducted at the Old Fort Lewis Campus near Durango, Colorado and at a prehistoric site along the Florida River, both in La Plata County. Intensive instruction in archaeological inventory, compass and tape mapping, Total Station mapping, remote sensing (electrical resistance and magnetometer), GPS and GIS, and limited excavations will be the focus of this six week field school. The field school is a required class in the Fort Lewis Anthropology Department's Cultural Resource Management certificate.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the rich prehistoric and historic heritage of Southwest Colorado while gaining knowledge and skills in field archaeology. A field trip is planned to visit archaeological ruins and rock art across the Four Corners and along the San Juan River in Southeast Utah.

US - Florida - University of West Florida field schools - 2011

US - Florida - University of West Florida field schools - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-31

UWF offers three terrestrial field schools (Spanish Colonial Period, antebellum mill w/ African American component, and general prehistoric/historic foci), a combined underwater/terrestrial field school (Pensacola Bay and any of the above), and a forensic anthropology field school (simulated and cemetery-based lab and field research).

US - Kentucky - University of Kentucky Archaeological Field School at Fox Farm

Deadline
2010-05-15

Field school is 6 credits, and students will learn basic archaeological survey and excavation techniques. Focus is on obtaining information on site structure and organization of Fox Farm (15MS1), which was occupied in the Middle and Late Fort Ancient periods (AD 1100 to 1650). Fox Farm is one of the largest Fort Ancient sites, and it contains dense midden with excellent preservation of ceramics, bone, and carbonized botanical remains.

US - Massachusetts - University of Massachusetts Amherst Field School in Archaeology - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15

The 2011 UMass Amherst Archaeological Field School will be investigating a 17th century Native American site in Deerfield, Massachusetts, as part of an on-going community-based archaeology and stewardship project. The site we will investigate is believed to be a fortified place of the Pocumtuck people, referred to as the “Pocumtuck Fort.”

The five-week field school will include intensive training in:
• New England Native American history
• archaeological survey techniques (including a variety of remote sensing applications) & excavation
• laboratory methods & artifact analysis
• archaeological interpretation
• other sources of evidence integral to interpretations of the past, such as geology, oral history, and written records, and
• public education programming with our partner, Historic Deerfield, Inc.

US - Michigan - Cliff Mine Field School Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Michigan Tech Univ - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15

Join the Industrial Archaeologists from Michigan Technological University, documenting an historic copper mine in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The Keweenaw is famous as one of the few places on earth where humans found abundant formations of "native" copper, ranging in size from pebbles to record-breaking boulders of pure metal. This will be the second season studying the ruins of the Cliff Mine and Clifton (1845-c.1870), the region's first profitable copper mine. The site sits atop and below the 200-foot greenstone bluff that runs along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula, about 30 miles northeast of Houghton, Michigan. We will be reconstructing the evolution of the industrial process using clues left by workers as they built, worked, and reworked the site's shafts, mill, engine house, kilns, stacks, shops, houses, and offices. http://cliffmine.wordpress.com

US - Mississippi - Carson Mounds Field School

Deadline
2010-06-16

This summer we will continue our work at the Carson Mound Group (located in northwestern Mississippi), one of the largest prehistoric ceremonial centers in the Mississippi alluvial valley. The 1894 Cyrus Thomas map shows more than 80 mounds at the site, although only the largest remain today. Our continuing research goals include relocation of destroyed mounds, better understanding the complex site structure, and evaluating the nature of flood deposits that cover much of the site. Students will become familiar with the tools of archaeology, from trowels to gradiometers. There will be a strong emphasis on cutting-edge geospatial instruments, which we have successfully employed at this and other sites in the region.

US - Mississippi - Mississippi State University Southeastern Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-01

The MSU 2011 Southeast Archaeological Field School consists of two courses focused on archaeological survey methods (AN 2510) and archaeological excavation techniques (AN 3510). Students will conduct pedestrian survey, site mapping, geophysical testing, and archaeological excavations in both Mississippi and Tennessee. In addition, participants will acquire artifact processing and general archaeological data analysis skills.

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