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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Caribbean - Carriacou, West Indies Archaeological Field School - 2011

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2011-03-18
Start Date 2011-05-23
End Date 2011-06-23

Multiple Sessions no

Archaeology Field School Location
Carriacou Island, Grenada, Caribbean

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution
North Carolina State University
Academic Credit
6 credits total. 3 each of ANT 389 (Fundamentals of Archaeological Research) and ANT 495 (Caribbean Archaeology)
Archaeology Field School Tuition
$3475
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Room covered; board estimated at $150-$175/week
Archaeology Field School Travel
airfare
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
Field school payment covers all expenses except for round trip airfare, food, and any lodging outside of program dates.

Archaeology Field School Description


Evidence of Carriacou's ancient history has been discovered from several village sites that contain pottery, shell and stone tools, and human burials. During the program, students will work closely with Dr. Scott M. Fitzpatrick and archeologists from Great Britain and the Netherlands to collect, examine, and record the cultural remains from the Grand Bay site, located on the east coast of the island. It is hoped that the team's efforts, along with that of the Carriacou Historical and Archaeological Museum, will help preserve the unique cultural heritage of Carriacou and lead to the introduction of legislation to protect and promote archaeological sites. Carriacou is one of three islands that make up the country of Grenada located in the Caribbean. Carriacou is the biggest island of The Grenadines. Known as "the island surrounded by reefs", its enchanting beauty and relaxed lifestyle has led to its international reputation as among the friendliest, safest, and most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Carriacou is about 7 miles in length and averages 2 miles across. Past volcanic and tectonic activiy has created an interesting topography of sharply rising wooded hills (the two highest points are over 900 feet in elevation), that also have created an irregular coastline. Coral reefs surround the island providing a base for a series of remote and beautiful sandy beaches. The main town and port of entry is Hillsborough, and there are numerous other smaller villages throughout the island.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information



Field School Setting/Conditions
Carriacou is one of three islands that make up the country of Grenada located in the Caribbean. Carriacou coastline Carriacou is the biggest island of The Grenadines. Known as "the island of many reefs", its enchanting beauty and relaxed lifestyle has led to its international reputation as among the friendliest, safest, and most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Carriacou is about 7 miles in length and averages 2 miles across. Past volcanic and tectonic activity has created an interesting topography of sharply rising wooded hills (the two highest points are over 900 feet in elevation), that also have created an irregular coastline. Coral reefs surround the island providing a base for a series of remote and beautiful sandy beaches. The main town and port of entry is Hillsborough, and there are numerous other smaller villages throughout the island. In contrast to many other Caribbean islands, Carriacou is largely undeveloped for tourists. As a result, there is a greater opportunity to meet and interact with locals, taste authentic cuisine, roam unspoiled beaches, and view the local wildlife including native iguanas, the endangered Brown Pelican, and turtles. The official language of Carriacou is English, though some local patois derived from French and African languages may be heard.
How is the project area accessed each day
Daily buses are provided to transport students and equipment to and from the site.
What is the daily schedule for the field school
M-F (7:00 AM - 1:00 PM fieldwork; 3:00 - 6:00 PM lab work); Weekends are free
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
6

Directors and Instructors
Scott M. Fitzpatrick, North Carolina State University (Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2003) Quetta Kaye, Secretary, International Association of Caribbean Archaeology (Ph.D. University College London, 2010) Michiel Kappers (M.Phil, University of Leiden, 1994), QLC Limited.
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
mapping and excavation techniques in archaeology, laboratory analysis of faunal and artifactual remains
On rain days will there be lab work?
Yes
Will there be additional organized activities?
Yes - the program includes various field trips and activities, including a day long trip to Grenada to see historical and cultural sites that is covered as part of program admission
Will there be additional organized activities?
Yes - on Wednesdays in lieu of lab work
Is travel restriced during free time?
No, though permission is required to leave island

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=1862&Type=O&sType=O

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Scott M. Fitzpatrick Associate Professor of Archaeology Department of Sociology & Anthropology NC State University Raleigh, NC, USA 27695

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