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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Pacific - Guam - Archaeology Field School in the Mariana Islands - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2015-04-15
Start Date 2015-06-08
End Date 2015-07-03

Multiple Sessions N/A
Multiple Session information

N/A


Archaeology Field School Location

University of Guam, Micronesian Area Research Center, US Territory of Guam

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Hawaii, USA
University of Guam, US Territory
Universitat Pompeau Fabra, Barcelona, Spain


Academic Credit

Six (6) university credits through the University of Hawaii


Archaeology Field School Tuition

$4030 (includes tuition and fees)


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Room included, students purchase groceries to prepare meals in campus housing at the University of Guam


Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

N/A

Archaeology Field School Description


Summer 2015

ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS

FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAM
The University of Hawai‘i and Universitat Pompeau Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) are hosting an archaeological field school in partnership with the University of Guam. The field school provides participants with intensive training in archaeological site excavation and mapping in the field, and artifact analysis and interpretation in the laboratory. Students will attend lectures on Pacific island archaeology and traditional history by archaeologists, cultural practitioners, and other noted scholars. Field trips will be taken to numerous cultural and historic sites on the island.

LOCATION
The 2015 archaeological field school will take place along a remote coast in the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife refuge includes vast coral reefs with abundant marine life, lush tropical forests, and stunning limestone cliffs. The island of Guam is a US Territory; the islands to the north of Guam comprise the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
The archaeological record of the refuge is exceptionally rich and it includes ancient Chamorro villages with the famed megalithic latte buildings. This area witnessed the first contact with Europeans when Ferdinand Magellan - the famed Portuguese explorer - encountered Guam in 1521 as his ships sailed around the world. Guam was ruled as a Spanish colony for than two centuries, and it was a vital provisioning station for the galleon ships that crossed the Pacific Ocean between Manila, Philippines and Acapulco, Mexico. Because of its location along the galleon route, Guam developed a unique indigenous society that integrates cultural characteristics from the Pacific, Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

COURSE CREDITS
Students will receive 6 college credits: ANTH 381 (Archaeological Field Techniques) or ANTH 668 (Archaeological Field Methods). For additional tuition and research, students may also enroll for 3 credits of ANTH 399 or ANTH 699.

INSTRUCTORS & RESEARCHERS
The archaeology field school will be co-directed by Dr. James M. Bayman and Dr. Sandra Montón Subias, in partnership with faculty at the University of Guam: Dr. Mike Carson, Dr. John Peterson, and Dr. Hiro Kurashina. These scholars have conducted archaeological research throughout the Pacific, Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Tuition & Expenses
$4030 (all inclusive except for airfare and meals). Students will live in University of Guam dormitories and will prepare their meals in the kitchen facilities provided.

DATES:
June 8 - July 3, 2015 (4 weeks)

APPLICATIONS
Completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of April 15, 2015. Early applications are strongly encouraged to reserve your slot on the field school roster.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
James M. Bayman, Professor
University of Hawai‛i-Mānoa, Dept. of Anthropology
Email: jbayman@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-8511 - Hawaii Standard Time (HST)

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Prehistoric and contact-period archaeology


Time Period

Prehistoric and contact-period


Field School Setting/Conditions

The field school excavations will be held at the Guam National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is situated along the coast, it is heavily forested, and the scenery is magnificent! The weather is warm and humid, but students will have opportunities to enjoy the ocean for swimming, snorkeling, etc.


How is the project area accessed each day

Student will be transported to and from the archaeological excavation in vans. A brief hike is necessary to access the archaeological site.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Mon through Fri, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday field trips during 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Four
Is there a professional certification for this field school

N/A -- It is an approved course of study at the University of Hawaii and the credits are transferable to other colleges and universities.


Directors and Instructors

Instructors and Researchers
The archaeology field school will be co-directed by Dr. James M. Bayman and Dr. Sandra Montón Subias, in partnership with faculty at the University of Guam: Dr. Mike Carson, Dr. John Peterson, and Dr. Hiro Kurashina. These scholars have conducted archaeological research throughout the Pacific, Asia, the Americas, and Europe.


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

+Archaeological excavation of features

+Archaeological planview and profile (cross-section mapping)

+Archaeological artifact analysis and interpretation

+Independent archival research at the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam


On rain days will there be lab work?

The archaeological field work will take place in rainy weather, underneath pop-up tents.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes, students will have ample time for recreation including hiking, ocean sports, and cultural activities.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Lectures will be provided at the beginning of the field school and during selected Saturdays.


Is travel restriced during free time?

Sunday is a free day for students and staff.



Other resources students will find useful

The campus library at the University of Guam, the sports recreation center, and the campus dining facilities.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/field-school/marianas/

Field School Contact Information



James M. Bayman, Professor
University of Hawai‛i-Mānoa, Dept. of Anthropology
Email: jbayman@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-8511 - Hawaii Standard Time (HST)



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