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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Caribbean - Colonial Caribbean on St. Eustatius - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2014-08-22
Start Date 2014-01-22
End Date 2014-08-22

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

Rolling deadline between January 22nd - August 22nd 2014.


Archaeology Field School Location

Fair Play Plantation
Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius
Netherlands Antilles


Academic Credit

Dependent upon each University


Archaeology Field School Tuition

Week 1 $350.00
Week 2 $325.00
Week 3 $300.00
Week 4 $275.00
Week 5 $225.00
Week 6 $225.00
Week 7 $125.00
Week 7+ $125.00


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Housing Costs per week:
Week 1 $200.00
Week 2 $175.00
Week 3 $150.00
Week 4 $125.00
Week 4+ $125.00



Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

You are responsible for food and personal items. Food and other expenses are fairly reasonable on the island. (budget approximately $75.00 a week for food)

Archaeology Field School Description


For the 2014 field school, we will be working on Fair Play plantation, a beautiful eighteenth-century plantation site with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the Quill volcano. This site contains many interesting ruins, including the only standing wind mill on the island.

Recent projects we've done include the discovery and excavation of an eighteenth-century slave village and a survey in the jungle on the slopes of the Quill volcano. Underwater archaeological programs will also be set up throughout 2014.

We work 5 days a week (Monday-Friday), weekends are off. Usually we excavate in the mornings, and process artifacts in the afternoon. We offer participants to learn all dimensions of archaeological field- and lab work, including survey and excavation methods, archaeological drawing and photography, artifact processing and conservation, and much more. Archaeological work will be combined with visits to other archaeological sites on the island, and lectures on the history and archaeology of Statia and the rest of the Caribbean.
By excavating on St. Eustatius you not only learn about historical archaeology, but also about the political, social and economic dimensions of conducting archaeology in a Caribbean society. As a final note, excavation on Statia is not all hard work. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean, go kayaking, relax on the beach, and explore the National Parks (see www.statiapark.org) such as the rain forest in the dormant Quill volcano or the remnants of an extinct volcano in the north. Diving is great throughout the year, and is considered to be one of the best in the Caribbean (visit www.scubaqua.com for more information). We also encourage you to enjoy the local culture, cuisine, and music that is part of the low-key friendly nightlife on Statia. For more information on St. Eustatius please visit the Statia Tourism website at www.statiatourism.com

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Colonial Caribbean


Time Period

18th century



How is the project area accessed each day

Travel with the excavation truck


What is the daily schedule for the field school

We work 5 days a week (Monday-Friday), weekends are off. Usually we excavate in the mornings, and process artifacts in the afternoon. We offer participants to learn all dimensions of archaeological field- and lab work, including survey and excavation methods, archaeological drawing and photography, artifact processing and conservation, and much more. Archaeological work will be combined with visits to other archaeological sites on the island, and lectures on the history and archaeology of Statia and the rest of the Caribbean.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
5
Is there a professional certification for this field school

No


Directors and Instructors

Reese A. Cook and Ruud Stelten


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Survey, excavation, mapping, recording, artifact analysis, and cataloging.


On rain days will there be lab work?

Lab work and lectures during rain days.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Scuba diving, hiking, and enjoying the local cuisine.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Weekends off


Is travel restriced during free time?

No



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.secarstatia.com

Field School Contact Information



Reese A. Cook
Lampeweg (SECAR)
Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius
Netherlands Antilles

+599 318 0066



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