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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Lesotho - Sehonghong Field School - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Start Date 2015-05-07
End Date 2015-06-10

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Institute for Field Research

Academic Credit

8 Semester credit units, 12 quarter units

Archaeology Field School Tuition


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Room and board is included in tuition. For more information about accommodations, please visit the field school website.

Archaeology Field School Travel
Travel to the field school is not included. Travel during the field schools is included.

Archaeology Field School Description

Sehonghong is a rockshelter in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains of Lesotho, southern Africa. The landscape is rugged and remote, a vertical topography where dramatic river valleys slice deeply through southern Africa’s very highest peaks. For tens of thousands of years people used this broken landscape in diverse ways, from a year-round home to seasonal hunting and fishing grounds. Our work at Sehonghong is part of a larger comparative project entitled, Adaptations to Marginal Environments in the Middle Stone Age (AMEMSA). This project aims to understand how some of the world’s earliest fully modern human societies adapted to challenging African environments. The goal of the 2015 field season is to continue excavating Sehonghong, and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area. Integrating these rockshelter and open-air archaeological and paleoenvironmental datasets will help us reconstruct early modern human strategies for coping with highland environments.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Middle Stone Age

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Brian Stewart
Dr. Genevieve Dewar

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

Kerby Bennett
Toll free: 877-839-4374
2999 Overland Ave. #103, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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