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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

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

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

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

Deadline
2014-03-14

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

Asia - 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 - 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.

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 - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's  Monte Cristi Taino Project

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Monte Cristi Taino Project

Deadline
2010-06-05
A great oppertunity to join ADMAT's land survey in the province of Monte Cristi. A survey conducted on the site last November has collected many fragments of pottery incised parallel lines. Their decor is similar to those published by Maggiolo et al. (1973). So the survey will confirm or deny whether we are dealing with a Meillacoide settlement.

Caribbean - Netherlands Antilles - Caribbean Colonial Archaeology on St. Eustatius--The Historical Gem

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Suffered through a long cold winter? Time for a temperature change? Then Apply Now for places with The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research. We are taking applicants for Spring and Summer sessions on the island with the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the New World.

Caribbean - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Bioarchaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-04

This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site is being jeopardized by rising sea levels; excavations and mapping in 2016 will focus on salvaging exposed, endangered human burials and related features. Students will gain “hands-on” experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, skeletal excavation, and osteological data recording. Students will also learn about the ecology, history, and prehistory of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Deadline
2010-06-06

Ancient Anchialos Field School is a perfect opportunity for everyone interested in Ancient and Mediaeval archaeology. Ancient Anchialos (modern Pomorie, Bulgaria)is situated on the Western Black Sea coast.It is expected that during the 2010 a Medieval necropolis and a Roman bath house will be excavated. New squares will be opened as well. Come and share the discovery with us!

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project

Deadline
2010-07-06

Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project offers valuable knowledge about the challenging task of restoring archaeological objects.The project is composed of intensive lectures and workshops on the methods and particular techniques applied in the restoration and conservation of ancient pottery and glass.

Europe - Crete, Greece - Azoria Project (Field School) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

The Azoria Project, the excavation of an early (Archaic) city on Crete, is accepting applications for the 2014 Duke-UNC Field School in Classical Archaeology (Duke in Crete Program).

Europe - England - Marine Resources, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Marine Resources, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This course provides detailed insight into faunal remains associated with human exploitation of coastal environments

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This course, which is now being run for the sixth time since January 2011, aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands on practical classes.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Duke Archaeological Field Practicum - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-02

The Duke Field Practicum in Crete is a field school centering on the Early Iron Age and Archaic site of Azoria, an early Greek city in eastern Crete (1200-500 B.C.) (www.azoria.org). The focus of excavation in 2015 is the recovery of Archaic houses and civic buildings; and the stratigraphic exploration of the Early Iron Age history of the site.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-01

The excavation of an Archaic Greek city (7th-6th c. B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean, documenting the form of an early urban center, reconstructing the sociopolitical and economic organization, and studying the process of urbanization. Current fieldwork focuses on the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 B.C.) to Archaic periods, the early development of the city, and the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions in the Archaic period.

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 - Italy - Vultur Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

The Vultur Project is an archaeological investigation of the Vulture zone of northern Basilicata involving both excavation and survey. The project excavates a Roman villa (200BC - 600 AD) and surveys the surrounding countryside for material from the Palaeolithic through to the Medieval.

Europe - Italy - Winter & Spring Lab Courses with Roman Artifacts and Human Remains - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-26

Winter, spring and summer intensive one and two week courses offered in specialized areas of archaeological research including human osteology, pottery analysis, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, roman architecture and roman marble.

The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on a Medieval church and a Roman villa with baths buried by the volcanoclastic debris of Vesuvius.

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its winter, spring, and summer lab courses as well as its summer 2014 field season. Selected participants will have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after their chosen program(s) at the project’s accommodations for no additional charge in order to better explore the region.

Visit http://www.apollineproject.org/labs.html for additional information.

Europe - Macedonia - Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine city of Stobi (the capital of Macedonia Secunda)

Deadline
2010-07-20
Welcome to the capital of Macedonia Secunda! For more than a century the city has been attracting scientist from all over the World to reveal its secrets. Season 2010 envisions excavations in three sectors: the Theater (built in second century A.D.), the Western Necropolis (first century B.C. - fourth century A.D.) and an ancient Roman temple. Two field school sessions are available in 2010. The program includes following three modules: fieldwork; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings), as well as excursions to the old towns of Prilep and Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, and the town and lake of Ohrid (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.
Europe - Macedonia - Heraclea Lyncestis Excavation Project

Europe - Macedonia - Heraclea Lyncestis Excavation Project

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According to the Athenian orator and lawyer Demosthenes, Heraclea was founded by Philip II (the father of Alexander the Great), as a strategic centre of the north-western Macedonian province of Lyncestis. Heraclea was named in honour of Heracles (Hercules), the claimed progenitor of the ruling Macedonian dynasty which Philip belonged to. The epithet “Lyncestis” means “the Land of the Lynx” in Greek. Nowadays the ruins of the ancient city lie at the western side of modern town of Bitola.
Two field school sessions are available in 2010. The program includes following three modules: fieldwork; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings), as well as excursions to the UNESCO heritage town and lake of Ohrid, and the Roman city of Stobi.
Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

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 - Southern Transylvania - Dacian Fortified Acropolis and Bronze Age Temple Excavation

Europe - Romania - Southern Transylvania - Dacian Fortified Acropolis and Bronze Age Temple Excavation

Deadline
2010-05-15

Excavation of one of the most important sites of the Northern Thracian world: the Iron Age Dacian fortified acropolis associated with the major religious Dacian complex of Augustin, in a context of extensive urban settlement, religious and military structures. Recent Bronze Age finds also point to the presence of a temple complex as shown by the uncovering of exceptional offerings.

Europe - Romania - The Neolithic and Bronze Age in Transylvania - Fortified Settlements at Soimeni Tell

Europe - Romania - The Neolithic and Bronze Age in Transylvania - Fortified Settlements at Soimeni Tell

Deadline
2010-04-23

The fortified site of Soimeni sits near a Carpathian mountain pass in Transylvania, Romania. Due to its location, this site played a central role for contact and travel across the mountains in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Numerous houses, infant burials, and a ditch were discovered during previous excavations. In 2010 we will continue the excavation of a Bronze Age (session 1) and Neolithic (session 2) structure, and begin a landscape survey of the surrounding locale.

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Metal, Fire, Water, Salt: Late Bronze Age Excavation - 2011

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Metal, Fire, Water, Salt: Late Bronze Age Excavation - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-01

This project aims at retrieving the ancient environment, conditions and people that generated the largest deposit of bronze artifacts in the world. We will try to ascertain what drove them to place over 15,000 functional tools, weapons, jewelry in that particular spot. We will also explore the mechanisms of transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age in central Transylvania, Romania to see if they are responsible of this depositional pattern.

Europe - Spain - Intensive Summer Course in Paleolithic Methods & Iberian Prehistory 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

This summer course takes place in Andalusia, South of Spain, at two Medium-Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic sites (Cueva del Ángel and Cueva de Bedmar) where Acheulean, Mousterian, Neolithic and Chalcolithic industries are represented. The purpose of this summer course is to train participants in different methodologies applied to Paleolithic sites including field survey, excavation techniques, sediment processing and curation of archaeological material. This course also includes lectures given by doctors, researchers and professors specialized in Quaternary studies from different fields, workshops, visits to other relevant archaeological and historical sites around Andalusia, and for those interested there are Spanish immersion classes too.

Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia

Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia

Deadline
2010-04-15

The excavation of Pintia focuses on the Vaccean necropolis. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery, located about 300 meters (984 feet) from the main settlement, was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century.

Europe - UK - South Yorks. - Summer Osteoarchaeology Course Package at the University of Sheffield - 2013

Europe - UK - South Yorks. - Summer Osteoarchaeology Course Package at the University of Sheffield - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-07

For the first time, the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology is offering its popular human and animal bone short courses in a 2-week Super Package! This suite of courses is specially designed to introduce participants to the study of human and animal remains.

The human and animal bone labs have teamed up to offer both our human and animal bone courses back to back from June 17-28th, 2013. All of our courses assume no prior knowledge and can be taken on their own, or in combination with any of the other courses.

Sheffield has a long history of teaching and research in osteoarchaeology, and members of our current research teams have a wealth of professional and practical experience. We have worked extensively on projects in the UK and Europe, as well as in other areas of the world.

Participants have previously come from throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Australia for our courses, and we hope to make it easier than ever to attend our Super Short Course Package.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor Archaeological Excavation and Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-28

From July 1 to August 8, the University of Washington Tel Dor Archaeological Program will resume its field school excavation at Dor under the director of Professor Sarah Stroup.

The UW Team will continue excavating, under the instruction of prof. Stroup (assisted by Israeli grad students fluent in English), the impressive and archaeologically-rich Hellenistic and Persian period buildings on the south side of the Tel ('Area D4'). This area, which we have been excavating since 2005, consists of a fascinating complex of large public buildings likely connected with Dor's focus as a center of coastal Mediterranean trade and industry.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor, Field School: Hebrew U. Rothberg International School or Haifa University

Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor, Field School: Hebrew U. Rothberg International School or Haifa University

Deadline
2010-05-01

An important site with natural harbors on the north and south sides of the site(today beautiful, white sand, swimming beaches), Dor preserves a continuous sequence from the Bronze Age through the Late Roman period. City fortifications plus residential, industrial, and public buildings including temples allow us to reconstruct life in the town for each period. Monday through Friday we dig in the morning, and Monday through Thursday we continue the day with processing and analysis of pottery and bone with experts in the afternoon followed by presentations delivered by excavation staff and affiliated archaeologists and scientists.

Middle East - Israel - The University of Haifa 2010 Fieldschool in Archaeology at Tel Dor

Middle East - Israel - The University of Haifa 2010 Fieldschool in Archaeology at Tel Dor

Deadline
2010-05-15
Enjoy the Thrill of Discovery and help us unravel the secrets of Tel Dor, Israel under the Sea People, Phoenicians, Israelites and the Hellenistic and Roman Empires. Excavate with us in our 2010 (30th!) excavation season, July 6 - August 12 and earn academic credits.
Middle East/Africa - Kenya - Koobi Fora Field School - 2013

Middle East/Africa - Kenya - Koobi Fora Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-15

So you want to hunt for evidence of our earliest ancestors?... Welcome to Koobi Fora.

The National Museums of Kenya and George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominin Paleobiology have teamed up to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore some of the most remote parts of Africa and search for evidence of hominins in the most dramatic landscapes you will ever experience.

Apply to be a part of the Koobi Fora Field School, the premier paleoanthropology training experience. Our team of experts from all over the world have begun conducting exciting new field projects that you can be a part of. Field projects include:
- Studying fossilized footprints from 1.6 million years ago
- Finding evidence of human scavenging and hunting 2.0 million years ago
- Exploring evidence of climate change and animal communities over the last 4 million years
- Discovering the changes associated with the emergence of domesticated animals in East Africa

Our faculty include the foremost experts in hominin physiology, Paleolithic archaeology, landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology and many more.

Join us to be a part of the exciting new research. A life changing experience awaits you on the shores of Lake Turkana…

North America - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2013

North America - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-01
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 - 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 - New Mexico - Berkeley Abiquiu Collaborative Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-11

The project will appeal to students interested in historical archaeology, archaeology of colonialism, borderlands, zooarchaeology, food anthropology, archaeologies of religion and identity, Native American studies, New Mexican history, and Spanish colonial history.

North America - New Mexico UNM Summer Field School Water Canyon Paleoindian Site - 2015

North America - New Mexico UNM Summer Field School Water Canyon Paleoindian Site - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15
The Office of Contract Archeology and the UNM Department of Anthropology are offering an archaeological field school at the Water Canyon Paleoindian Site near Socorro, New Mexico in the Summer of 2015. Research goals include: the continued investigation of the Late Paleoindian and Cody Complex bison bone beds; the collection of paleoenvironmental proxy data; and mechanical soil coring.
Pacific - Polynesia - Rediscover an Ancient Polynesian Chiefdom: Archaeology in the Marquesas

Pacific - Polynesia - Rediscover an Ancient Polynesian Chiefdom: Archaeology in the Marquesas

Deadline
2010-03-25

This summer, discover an ancient South Pacific culture!  The Marquesas Archaeological Field School project, sponsored by AFAR (Andover Foundation for Archaeological Research), is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn archaeology and intimately experience an indigenous island village at the same time. It will be led by Dr. Barry Rolett of the University of Hawaii (leading his fourteenth archaeological expedition to the islands) and assistant director Emily Donaldson (BA Harvard '03 and MA University of Chicago '06).  The project consists of an archaeological dig (no experience necessary!), including post-excavation analysis, and the updating of a small, unique community museum which houses the artifacts we find. One of the priorities for this year will be to research and record the local oral and cultural history of these artifacts. In addition to archaeology and other hands-on research, lectures in Marquesan culture and language will be offered.  ALL ARE WELCOME! The deadlines for finalizing the project participants will be here before you know it, so SIGN UP NOW! Academic credit from the University of Hawaii can be arranged.

Russia - Bolgar International Archaeological Filed School (BIAFS) - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Bolgar International Archaeological Field School is an annual multi-disciplinary field school held at the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, a World Heritage site located in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

Available international programs in 2016:
Archaeobiology
Paleoanthropology
Stone Tools
Medieval Jewelry

South America - Peru - Caylán Archaeological Project

South America - Peru - Caylán Archaeological Project

Deadline
2010-03-01
Located on the desert coast of Peru, Caylán gained international recognition in the 1960s. The size and complexity of the stone monuments helped Caylán to secure a privileged position as one of the most puzzling and important ancient urban centers in coastal South America the region. In 2009, an international team of archaeologists, led by David Chicoine, initiated the first scientific excavations at Caylán as part of a long-term research program aimed at documenting the origins of urbanism in the Andes. Students and volunteers are now invited to join the 2010 field season and gain first-hand experience on the fascinating world of Peruvian archaeology.

US - Alaska - Archaeological Field School at Mead Site - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-09

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.

The 2011 excavation and field school at Mead is designed to better characterize site function and delineate site formation and site disturbance processes. We expect to recover numerous lithic and faunal remains, possibly in association with hearth features. This will give the students of the field school an unparalleled opportunity to participate in a cutting edge excavation of an important site, using modern archaeological equipment and techniques that will be valuable to them in their future work and classes.

US - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2011

US - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-01

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.

US - New Hampshire - 2010 SCRAP Field School: Capitol Region Survey

Deadline
2010-05-31

This will be a survey to discover and evaluate prehistoric sites in the south-central uplands around Concord, NH. Previous surveys have documented sites along the upper portions of tributaries to the Merrimack River in this region. The field school will focus on developing a research design to identify site locations, reconnaissance through walkover survey, shovel test surveys and applications of GIS capabilities to refine survey areas. Students will be taught basic field recovery and artifact identification skills as well as taking advantage of the NHDHR archaeological laboratory facilities in Concord for learning basic archaeological laboratory processing methods. Students will also be taught basics of field mapping and related environmental recordation.

US - Texas - 2010 Courson Archaeological Research Field School

Deadline
2010-05-10

The 2010 Courson Archaeological Field School will once again provide a number of different field and laboratory opportunities for participants. Fieldwork will include open block and test excavations at three different prehistoric sites. These sites include a defensive mesa top encampment occupied by hunters and gatherers inhabited around A.D. 400, a small hamlet that was attacked and destroyed around A.D. 1350, and a large village occupied by specialized bison hunters who were heavily involved in exchange with the Eastern Pueblos of New Mexico. A field laboratory will be established to process artifacts and flotation samples. A limited number of participants will also be involved in a systematic metal detecting survey to identify historic period Indian and military encampments.

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