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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Caribbean - Antigua - Betty's Hope Archaeological Fieldschool, Antigua

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2010-03-30
Start Date 2010-06-05
End Date 2010-07-03

Multiple Sessions No

Archaeology Field School Location

Antigua, West Indies (Caribbean)

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

California State University, Chico


Academic Credit

To reduce costs and make the field school affordable, course credit will not be offered; however, a Letter of Participation will be provided for any participating student who completes the field school and would like written confirmation.


Archaeology Field School Tuition

$2725.00 Covers room and board and ground tranportation; airfare is responsibility of participant.


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Included in above amount.



Archaeology Field School Description


Betty’s Hope, which is being considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is located on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Betty's Hope is a former sugar plantation that operated from 1651 until its sale by the Codrington family in 1944; the plantation operated continuously for almost 300 years, pre- and post-emancipation, thus allowing for long-term historical continuity in one place. The main focus of the field school is to provide hands-on training in archaeological field work, which includes excavation, mapping, surveying, as well as the analysis and processing of archaeologically recovered materials. The field school will comprise field archaeology, lectures on Antigua’s pre-history and historic periods, as well as plantation archaeology. Field trips and trips to the beach are planned. Working on the island will also allow students to experience contemporary Caribbean culture. To reduce costs and make the field school affordable, course credit will not be offered; however, a Letter of Participation will be provided for any participating student who completes the field school and would like written confirmation. Accommodations and meals are provided by the field school. Living accommodations will be in first class guest houses that are fully furnished and located in the quiet residential area of historic Nelson's Dockyard National Park at English Harbor. The houses are set on a hillside, and are cool and spacious, with adequate workspaces and a great scenic view of the sea.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. To download the application form and see images of Antigua and Betty's Hope, please go to the CSU Chico Department of Anthropology webpage.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Plantation and island archaeology


Time Period

17th-19th centuries


Field School Setting/Conditions

Thre-hundred-year-old plantation site on the Caribbean island of Antigua.


How is the project area accessed each day

Access is by project vans and jeeps.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Breakfast 6:00 am
Lunch in the field 12:00 pm
Beach at 4:00
Dinner at 7:00
Evening lectures at 6:00 some evenings.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
4
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Yes, RPA Certified


Directors and Instructors

Dr. Georgia Fox, Associate Professor
Jim Scolero, Engineer and Professor
Leanna Flaherty, TA


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Total Station, compass headings, mapping, excavation, cataloguing artifacts.


On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes: weekend field trips will be scheduled.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes.


Is travel restriced during free time?

Yes.



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Georgia Fox, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
California State University, Chico
gfox@csuchico.edu
(530) 898-5583



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