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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Caribbean - British Virgin Islands - Kingstown Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-06-05
End Date 2016-07-02

Archaeology Field School Location

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Michigan-Dearborn, UCLA, Institute for Field Research

Academic Credit

Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through our academic partner, University California Los Angeles.

Archaeology Field School Tuition

$ 4,400

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Included in tuition

Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Tuition includes registration, accommodations, program activities, meals on workdays, and health insurance. Airfare, weekend meals and optional excursions are additional.

Archaeology Field School Description

This unique field school opportunity located in the Caribeean will investigate the events of Free African Communities and the lives of the African-descended peoples of the British Virgin Islands. Even after the 1838 emancipation in the British colonies, former slaves faced incredible obstacles. Many of these stemming from race-based legal restrictions aimed at keeping the economic and political slavery-era status quo intact. All of these contexts were important for the cultural life of the Caribbean, but they have received little study by historical archaeologists, who have tended to focus on large sugar plantations. In addition to being important in their own right—having a “story” which deserves to be told and is little-recorded in historic texts—the goals of this multi-year, multi-site project are to evaluate the creative cultural negotiations of pre-emancipation free and quasi-free communities. The goal and responsibility of this field school is to give voice to their story and highlight their contributions to BVI and Caribbean society which were silenced by history.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Chenoweth (, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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