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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
ShovelBums 2016 Comprehensive Archaeology and Anthropology Field School Directory

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Asia / Pacific / Australia, Canada / North America, Central / South America / Caribbean / Atlantic, Europe / Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa

Type (138/17 )

Anthropology, Bioanthropology, Classical Archaeology, Data Visualization (3D, Animation, etc), Ethnographic ...

Africa - Egypt - Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP), Egypt Archaeological Field Training - 2016

Deadline
2015-05-31

Archaeological field training at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This intensive five-week field-study program, takes place at the Old Kingdom settlement site of Heit el-Ghurab, as part of Ancient Egypt Research Associates' multi-disciplinary archaeological project. The program provides five academic credits awarded by the American University in Cairo.

Africa - Ethiopia - Shire Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-11-01

Located in the Shire region of Northern Ethiopia, this field school will allow students the opportunity to excavate a site which is virtually unexplored. The site, the region, and its complex cultural heritage, provide important information on the sub-Saharan counterpart of the Greco-Roman world. This societies economic base of agriculture and trade resulted in close contact with the North, and an adoption of early Christianity. The Shire Archeological Project concession comprises of extensive ancient remains dating from the prehistoric to the medieval period. It includes two large sites, Mai Adrasha and Mezaber Adi Menaber. During the 2016 season, students will work in Mai Adrasha, a site under thereat of destruction due to continuing panning of natural gold by the local population.

Africa - Kenya - Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School - 2016

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The Turkana Basin Institute is proud to offer, through Stony Brook University, unique full-semester and summer field school programs in the world-famous Turkana Basin of northern Kenya. The programs address the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that place. Participants gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.

Africa - Senegal - Bandafassi Field School 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The goal of the Bandafassi Historical Landscape Project (BHLP) is to study such processes and identify the temporal and cultural changes the region experienced and that are shaping it today. The BHLP 2016 field school will undertake an archaeological, anthropological, and historical study of this landscape, with particular focus on the village site of Ethiowar Ancien occupied during the 18-19th centuries CE.

Africa - Tanzania - Archaeology and Geology Field School at Olduvai Gorge - 2016

Deadline
2016-01-31

This program offers exciting six-week study abroad experience in Tanzania at the world’s most famous archaeological site. During this intensive field course students will learn fundamentals of geological processes and develop skills in fossil and archaeological exploration by receiving first-hand field experience including excavations, mapping stratigraphic sections and conduct archaeological experiments. Field instruction will take students to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti where their diverse savanna ecosystems provide important modern analogs for understanding the relationship between the Earth’s systems, cultural landscapes and hominin evolution in natural environments. Ngorongoro and Serengeti are world famous Safari destinations and students will experience this lifetime study safari.

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE), and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. In the coming 2016 season, the project will continue working in the northeast portion of the site. There are multiple possible excavations that we will undertake including: refuse pits, a potential large building and a nearby child urn burial, and the cemetery adjacent to the settlement. In order to gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Central Mongolian Nomads Project is a 17-day archaeological field school and research project conducted in Ulaanbaatar, Ar Janchivlan Valley (located in Tuv Province), and western Khentii Province. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology will give lectures, lead seminars and lab practica, and provide hands-on instruction in core field methods through original research and visits to sites of archaeological significance in rural Mongolia. The field school aims to provide students of all ages and backgrounds with a rigorous, well-rounded introduction to archaeological research in Mongolia through intellectual and practical engagement with Mongolian history, prehistory, and culture. Our team of students and staff will live, learn, and adventure together for two weeks in late June and early July through the steppe, river valleys, and forested zone of Central Mongolia after three intense days of classroom learning in Ulaanbaatar. Archaeologists always conduct their field research within a specific cultural context; thus, our team will engage with individuals, communities, and institutions that have a stake in Mongolia’s cultural heritage. Our students of all ages and backgrounds will practice their new language skills with Mongolian staff, visit with a nomadic family, and attend a local naadam festival as part of their education on Mongolia.

Asia - Mongolia - Northern Mongolia Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

Need a little adventure in your life? Interested in traveling to Mongolia? Interested in trying your hand at archaeological fieldwork? A small international team is now being assembled to conduct archaeological fieldwork in northern Mongolia from July 5th – 26th in collaboration with the National Museum of Mongolia. Applications are due by March 18th, 2016. Activities include surface survey, geophysical survey, excavation, ethnoarchaeological interviews, and artifact cleaning, cataloging and basic analysis. No experience necessary. Good attitude required. Email juliakateclark@gmail.com to request an application or go to:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/NorthernMongoliaArchaeologyProject/_2016Application

Asia - Mongolia - Northern Mongolia Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

A small interdisciplinary, international team of Mongolian and foreign researchers will be selected to conduct archaeological research (primarily excavation, but also survey and ethnoarchaeology). No experience necessary, but interest, a good attitude and reasonable physical fitness a must! Terrain and climate are challenging, and the location is VERY remote, so general preparedness essential. No credits offered, but will work with your home institution to arrange independent study credits if necessary. Research aims: Mongolia’s mobile pastoral economy is the foundation of the national identity and primary economic strategy, a lifeway made possible with the introduction of domesticates into the area from regions to the north and west. The archaeological site of Soyo, in the Darkhad Depression of northern Mongolia, has the potential to contribute significantly to understanding questions about the archaeological history of this region. Located at the intersection of the dense forest taiga and the grass steppe-land of the basin, Soyo is uniquely positioned to facilitate interaction between hunting and herding practices. Preliminary research at the Soyo site has revealed a unique depositional history where wind-blown sand has stratified thick artifact deposits creating a one of a kind, 7,000 year continuous record of human activity. Despite being such an important part of Mongolian heritage, this site is threatened by the development of a tourist camp. It is critical that an archaeological team conduct this research at the site in the summer of 2015 as the site is actively being threatened by this development.

Asia - Philippines - Ifugao Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The Ifugao Rice Terraces are UNESCO World Heritage monuments that attest to the ingenuity and communitarian management of Cordilleran people of Luzon in the Philippines. Once thought to be over 2,000 years old, our recent work has demonstrated that the upland rice field systems in the region were responses to the social and political pressure from intrusive Spanish colonization into the region starting at c. AD 1600. To determine the impacts of Spanish colonialism on Philippine highland populations, the 2015 and 2016 field seasons of the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP) focus on the Old Kiyyangan Village, an abandoned settlement in the town of Kiangan, Ifugao. The IAP’s primary research goals are: 1) to document highland political and economic responses to colonialism by looking at the development and expansion of the Old Kiyyangan Village; 2) to determine subsistence shifts and health and diet by examining botanical, faunal, and human skeletal remains; 3) to investigate the process of increasing social differentiation through the examination of exotic goods; and, 4) to understand how the Philippine highlands resisted Spanish colonialism by exploring settlement patterns in Ifugao.

Atlantic Ocean - Bermuda - Field School in Maritime Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a three-week research expedition during which students will participate in the search for, documentation, and analysis of the remains of historic ships that foundered on the reefs of Bermuda.

Australia - South Australia - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2016

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There will be no excavations in 2016 - instead, the Field School will continue with the task of cataloguing the range of moveable items that were retained when the hospital closed in 2000, and mapping the site in preparation for future excavation seasons.

Australia - South Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2016

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The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University. This will be followed by a further five days of intensive field work on site, where students will be able to apply their field skills to a range of real-world archaeological scenarios.

Australia - South Australia - Community Archaeology Field School - 2016

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This topic will develop students' abilities to participate in community archaeology work in both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous context. Students will be required to employ skills to an advanced level, which may include those related to site and artefact recording, mapping, collecting oral histories, and ethical interactions with community members, as appropriate to the community archaeology context.

Australia - South Australia - Conservation Field School - 2016

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The field school will involve the excavation of a nineteenth century cottage located within an Irish community. To date, little archaeological work has been done in Australia specifically on Irish communities, or on the Irish in rural areas.

Australia - South Australia - Cultural Heritage and the Law Summer School - 2016

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This topic will critically examine the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context

Australia - South Australia - Historical Archaeology Field School - 2016

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Life and Death in Colonial St Mary's, Adelaide, South Australia. This field school will involve literature research about the economic and social context of the 19th century colonial community of St Mary’s in Adelaide. Relationships between social status during life and mortuary treatment at death will be examined via fieldwork addressing variability in gravestones and cemetery monuments

Australia - South Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2016

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The Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars

Australia Maritime Archaeology Field School

Deadline
2015-12-01

The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH3309/8152) provides students and participants with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Caribbean - Antigua - Antigua Summer Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-30

The Antigua Summer Field School will be in its tenth year in 2016. This summer we are providing for a rich experience in joint excavations at two separate but closely-related locations: Monk’s Fort, an 18th-century scenic fort, and bioarchaeological excavations at Galleon Beach, a burial ground for British sailors.
We welcome students from all colleges and universities to apply for the program. No experience is necessary; we take majors from all disciplines, undergraduates, non-matriculating, and graduate students.

Caribbean - British Virgin Islands - Kingstown Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

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. 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.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2016

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2016

Deadline
2016-12-30

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a Maritime Archaeological Project during 2016 to continue the Survey work on The Tile Wreck 1720's wreck. This is a very “hands on” field school teaching the practical aspects of maritime archaeological field work while surveying and excavating an AD 1690’s shipwreck. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work to locate

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work to locate

Deadline
2016-12-01

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a new Maritime Archaeological Project during 2016 to search and locate a 1750's shipwreck in the historic Monte Cristi Bay. This is a very “hands on” field school teaching the practical aspects of maritime archaeological field work. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-11-29

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE returns to Le Casimir Wreck to continue the survey and excavation of this important French brig which sunk in 1829. This is the ship carrying lead crystal perfume bottles and silver coins.

Caribbean - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Bioarchaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-04

This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site is being jeopardized by rising sea levels; excavations and mapping in 2016 will focus on salvaging exposed, endangered human burials and related features. Students will gain “hands-on” experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, skeletal excavation, and osteological data recording. Students will also learn about the ecology, history, and prehistory of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 25th archaeological field season - 2016

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 25th archaeological field season - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-17
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501C3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. The Maya Research Program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Tyler.

This summer marks MRP’s Blue Creek Archaeological Project’s 25th archaeological field season in northwestern Belize. MRP is proud to support a vast range of talented researchers from across the globe under this project’s umbrella. Our research associates include not only archaeologists, but also soil scientists, geoarchaeologists, geographers, conservationists, cultural anthropologists, bioarchaeologists, and botanists.

Central America - Belize - Mayan Archaeology and Culture - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Under the direction of archaeologist Dr. Jaime Awe,
we will excavate and do lab work at the ancient Maya site of Cahal Pech. We will explore the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Caracol, Tikal, Lim Ni Punit, and the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave. We will learn Garifuna drumming, Maya herb medicines/fire hearth cooking, and chocolate making on stones.

Central America - Costa Rica - Costa Rica Tree Field Studies - 2016

Central America - Costa Rica - Costa Rica Tree Field Studies - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-12

Primate Behavior or Costa Rican Monkey Lab

This three week long course is designed to teach undergraduate and graduate students the basic skills needed for the study of wild monkeys. Students will learn to find, track and take data on White-faced Capuchins, Mantled Howlers, and Black-handed Spider Monkeys living at the Estacion Biologica El Zota, Limon Costa Rica.

Central America - Costa Rica - DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Each year DANTA offers a number of training courses in various aspects of tropical biology. Typically, the courses are one month long but shorter courses are also offered through our organization. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Non-students are also welcome to participate.

Central America - Nicaragua - Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-23

The 2016 summer field school will be located in the town of Boaco, a little more than an hour’s drive northeast of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. The Boaco area is little known archaeologically. The research will focus on cross-isthmian cultural contacts as Boaco sits on two major drainages, one that flowing to the Caribbean and the other to the Pacific Ocean. Dr. Fred Lange, Visiting Associate Professor at the CSUDH will be the Project Director for a field school in Nicaraguan archaeology.The field school will include archaeological survey, test excavations, and laboratory analysis culminating in individual students research presentations.

Central America - Nicaragua - El Rayo Field School -2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

For the past 15 years, archaeologists have excavated sites along the shore of Lake Cocibolca in search of archaeological evidence for Mexican colonization. This field school will continue this quest through investigations at the site of El Rayo, the most significant site for studying the potential impact of outsiders on indigenous cultural traditions. This research project will continue a longstanding program from the University of Calgary, working in close collaboration with regional institutions including the National University of Nicaragua and Mi Museo in Granada. The core theoretical perspective focuses on the interpretation of culture change, especially ethnicity, in the centuries leading up to the Spanish Conquest in 1522 CE. As such, the results are of fundamental importance to developing claims of cultural identity by existing indigenous groups in the region. Fieldwork will consist of excavation of residential mounds where evidence of household activities and human remains has previously been observed. Students will work alongside experienced Nicaraguan archaeologists as well as Canadian and American teaching assistants. Additional 2016 field experience will include surveying to map the excavation area and relate finds with those from previously excavated areas, and field drawings of excavation units and profiles.

Europe - Belgium - Walhain-St-Paul Project - 2016

Europe - Belgium - Walhain-St-Paul Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-01-21

Undergrad and grad students are welcome to join the international team excavating a 12th-century castle in Belgium! Students learn archaeological field methods, field conservation techniques, and enjoy a cultural immersion experience in beautiful southern Belgium. Lectures from experts in material culture, archaeology, history, GIS, and museum studies as well as guided field trips to regional historic sites and a free time on the weekends round out the month-long field school.

Europe - Bulgaria -

Europe - Bulgaria -

Deadline
2015-04-10

The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to learn technical drawing, to enhance their digital photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Two courses are available: standard & extended followed by an optional 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey.

Europe - Bulgaria -  European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
The project package is combination of six Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Neolithic Period, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical and Late Antiquity) and civilizations (the first European civilization in the Copper Age, Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, Ancient Greeks, Romans and Thracians as well as Byzantines) of world's and Europe's history. For students, as well as others interested in archaeology, history and anthropology, it provides a comprehensive learning, field and intercultural experience for six weeks at three different types of sites dating to three major time periods (prehistory, Classical and Late Antiquity) in two neighboring European countries (Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia). What is more, by choosing to participate in the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK the BHFS participants will benefit from considerably reduced admission fees and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities including tours of archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Istanbul (Turkey).
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-10
Dig at two different ancient Greek sites in a row: the temenos of the Temple of Apollo in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica) and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros located deep in ancient Thrace, both in Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek civilization and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria & Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU for an additional fee.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

Excavations at emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center in the Classical and Hellenistic periods located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheus. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, including advanced photographic techniques RTI and Photogrammetry plus study of interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums in Thrace, Bulgaria for all. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Deadline
2017-06-01
Field school & series of field trips for acquaintance with cultural heritage of the Socialist (Communist) period in Bulgaria with focus on monumental art and architecture. Suitable for adults (18 +) interested in arts, history, art history, architecture, cultural anthropology of East Bloc between 1945 and 1990 as well as photography (documentary, artistic and architectural). Participants' profiles can vary from students and professionals to connoisseurs, with either basic or professional skills in digital photography.
Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

The Field school is affiliated with an international excavation project by Heidelberg University and NBU that explores the fortified Late Bronze Age/ Early Iron Age settlement at Bresto from the second half of the 2nd millennium BCE. Bresto was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations. After the collapse of these polities, new kinds of networks emerged in the Aegean, where former “fringe” areas became important hubs for the exchange of objects, ideas, and practices. Major field school topics/activities: Archaeological Field Techniques and Methods for Excavation and Documentation; Archaeology and History of Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages; Artifact Biographies and Cultural Encounters, Interdisciplinary Studies (Zooarchaeology, Paleobotanics, Geoarchaeology etc.); Recording of Prehistoric (Bronze and Iron Age) Artifacts; Processing of Finds and Samples; Excursions to Significant Heritage Sites in Bulgaria and Greece. Credit hours: 12 ECTS credits through New Bulgarian University and 12 quarter credit units for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Conservation Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

This is a bi-national program in the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria run by a partnership of the Institute for Field Research and the Balkan Heritage Foundation. Students will receive comprehensive, hands on training in pottery and glass conversation by examining Roman and Ancient Greek glass and pottery.

Europe - Bulgaria - Excavation the Roman Road Station - Bona Mansio 2016

Deadline
2016-08-01

Field school & archaeological excavation.The variety of activities and the team's professionalism and flexibility make this project suitable for both beginners and those advanced in either Field or Classical Archaeology. The project is especially appropriate for students with previous archaeological experience (but not only) who would like to gather more experience with practical archaeological work: mainly technical documentation (drawing & photography), filling of context sheets and inventory cards, pottery reading and statistics, as well as completion of official field reports!

Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-05
Field school & archaeological excavation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in prehistoric archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students.
Sites: Neolithic settlement near Ilindentsi, Copper Age layer at Tell Yunatsite and the prehistoric fortified settlement in Bresto near Banya, Bulgaria.
Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavation and field school at Tell Yunatsite. It is one of the biggest tells in Europe keeping the remains of very early and large protourban settlements (Copper Age 4900 – 4100 BCE and Bronze Age 3100-2200 BCE) near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods (in regard of specifics of tell’s excavation), Europe's first civilization in Copper Age, warfare in Prehistory, 3D intra-site modelling and documentation/GIS spatial analysis in archaeology, documentation of prehistoric (Copper and Bronze Age) weapons, tools and shards, find’s and samples’ processing, excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria. Up to 12 credits available through both prominent US and EU academic institutions. Accommodation in a Winery & SPA villa with swimming pool among vineyards of Thrace.

Europe - Bulgaria - Temple with the Golden Reliquary 2016

Deadline
2016-05-20

Major field school topics/activities: Early Byzantine and Early Christian culture, art and history; archaeological field techniques and methods; find’s and samples’ processing; documentation of archaeological pottery; excursions to significant heritage sites along the Western Black Sea Coast.

Europe - Bulgaria - THE CONQUERORS. FOLLOWING THE ROMAN LEGIONS

Deadline
2016-06-01
"The conquerors. Following the Roman legions" is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman field archaeology. In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman fortress situated near the modern town of Montana (North-Western Bulgaria). The program offers combination of ten days hands-on fieldwork and seminars devoted to small finds processing and archaeological illustrations. The program incorporates also research trips which will introduce the participants with the comprehensive historical and cultural valuables of Rome and Roman civilization.
Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-15
Dig at two different sites (ancient Greek and Roman) in two neighboring countries in a row: the Theodossian Palace in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in ancient Thrace, Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria and Macedonia & Pella and Vergina, Athens & Delphi, Greece. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Excavations of the . The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing & excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheos where the main focus of the field school is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
A course on pottery conservation and restoration located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. During the workshop participants will work with authentic shards (either Archaic, Classical Greek or Hellenistic) found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica (present-day Sozopol, Bulgaria). Tours of local historic sights and cities are included in the program. Academic credits available upon request!
Europe - Bulgaria/Greece  - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria/Greece - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
- Hardly a source could be found that is more important for the study of the Ancient society than the epigraphical monuments. This course provides a full treatment of the epigraphy as a historical discipline and besides the introduction to it, includes also a profound look into the ancient Roman society and a study of the all kinds of inscriptions and their peculiarities.
Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-23

Students can attend one or both of our amazing sites:

Bamburgh Castle- The castle in its heyday was the principal Anglo Saxon Palace and fortress of the Kings of Northumbria. Our major excavations take place in two trenches that are currently at c. 8th – 9th century and 9th to 10th century levels respectively.

Bradford Kaims- Our investigations so far have revealed a promontory reaching out into the bog that has evidence of human activity around the edge of the marshy lake. We have uncovered several burnt mounds. These Bronze Age features are fascinating and there are several theories about what function they served, from prehistoric saunas, to smoking meat and fish, and even brewing.

Europe - Fieldwork opportunities - DigVentures - 2016

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Field School opportunities with DigVentures

2016 is an exciting year for DigVentures, we will be hosting various fieldwork projects in the UK as well as in Europe. Projects we have confirmed so far are:

Lindisfarne Island, Northumberland – Search for Holy Island’s Anglo-Saxon monastery raided by Vikings
Yorkshire Dales – Uncover Ice Age animals and Romano-British cave-cults in Yorkshire
Costra dos Castros, Galicia, Spain – Help dig an Iron Age hillfort and explore Spain’s Celtic connection
Lancashire – Be part of the first scientific excavation of a Bronze Age barrow in the northwest of England in over 50 years
Suffolk – Medieval archaeology in the heart of one of Britain’s most famous reserves
And others tbc shortly!


Registered with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). We are the only community-focused organisation operating under the prestigious ‘Registered Organisation’ scheme and the only accredited CIfA field school in the UK. We have numerous sites running this year in the UK and in Europe – please see our projects pages for further information on fieldwork opportunities for 2016.

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We teach excavation, post excavation and use ground-breaking digital techniques. Teaching is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading experts. We are also able to offer university and NVQ credits for fieldwork as well as supporting the Skills Passport on site.

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Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Deadline
*coming JUNE 2016*

How does heritage communicate? What messages does the heritage profession create about its sites, monuments and artefacts? This course critically examines approaches to interpretation and communication of the past, and explores the theory and practice of heritage communication for multiple audiences and purposes.

Europe - Greece - Keros Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

Excavations on the now uninhabited island of Keros in the Cyclades, Greece. Keros is the location of the world's first maritime sanctuary and its associated settlement. Dating from the early bronze age (2750-2300BC), participants will learn up to the minute techniques of excavation, survey and other field and laboratory specialisms in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. 29 August to 8 October 2016.

Europe - Greece- Methone Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project aims to explore the dynamics of landscape and landscape change, with a focus on sea level changes and related shoreline shifts. Integrated geophysical and geomorphological investigations are aimed at reconstructing the palaeoshoreline that defines the precise location and extent of the port of ancient Methone. Identifying the location of the port will provide crucial information that will help guide and focus plans for the broader study of the Haliakmon Delta – a key geographical elements linking riverine and coastline transport/communication routes to regional models of landscape evolution. The third and final season of excavations planned for 2016 will complete exploration of 6 trenches with Bronze Age burials, Archaic and Classical manufacturing contexts. Field school students will be involved in examining the relationship between the site’s ancient history and industries to its strategic location and port, its unique natural resources, and their economic exploitation. Students will divide their time and training between outdoor field work, labwork, and ecofact floating and sorting.

Europe - Hungary - Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-29
Achill Field School offers a range of excellent university accredited courses that cater for students from all over the world. These courses are designed to offer comprehensive training in excavation techniques, surveying techniques, and Archaeological Information Technology. The courses also offer a chance to explore some of the wonderful natural and historical landscapes of Achill Island. As with all the courses at Achill Field School the training provided is absolutely first class, and all of the work undertaken by students will make a genuine contribution to our research projects. These accredited courses are designed primarily for archaeology and anthropology students looking for a thorough grounding in archaeological field methods, and recent post-graduates and young professionals looking to upgrade their skill sets. Achill Field School is a registered Summer Field School with the University of Ireland, Galway and has successfully transferred academic credit in both US style Semester Hours and European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) formats to over one hundred different institutions worldwide, including numerous Colleges/Universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the UK and Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Field School - 2016

Deadline

These excavations take place at a 13th century Dominican friary in Trim, Co. Meath. The Blackfriary was the third religious house built in Trim in the 12th - 13th Centuries. During the 16th century, the friary fell into disrepair following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. In the 18th Century, the building was sold as a live quarry, servicing a building boom in the town. In its construction and destruction, the friary reflects the growth and decline, and modern development of the town of Trim. The Blackfriary Project is a community based research and teaching excavation, including mortuary excavations. The project includes an outreach and education program developed in conjunction with the Blackfriary Project Committee, the Town Council, and the Heritage Office in Meath County Council.

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Winter Field School – 2016

Deadline
2015-12-01

The Blackfriary Community Archaeology Project is a unique, hands-on opportunity for students to excavate the buried remains of a 13th century Dominican friary in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeology Field School (CAFS) - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School lies in the heart of the Burren region of Co Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. The Burren is one of Ireland’s most precious natural resources. An archaeological treasure trove and botanist’s paradise, the Burren remains one of Ireland’s most desirable destinations for either its majestic landscape or the fascinating archaeological remains from all periods of the Irish past that covers some 10,000 years. t enclosure (cashel); a late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age house; a medieval stone structure; 15th-century human remains; and a wide range of artifacts, including medieval silver coins, decorated bronze dress-pins, a medieval harp-peg, lead musket shot, finely-made iron arrowheads, beads, metal tools, decorated bone combs, decorated quernstones, prehistoric lithics, and decorated prehistoric pottery.

Europe - Ireland - Sligo Archaeological Summer School at Moygara Castle - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

The 2016 summer school will comprise two separate courses, each worth 6 ECTS credits, transferable to 3 semester hours/credits in the North American system. The first 2 week course will commence on the 6th of June and will involve joining IT Sligo archaeology students on their annual training excavation at Moygara County Sligo, a 14-17th century castle linked historically to the O'Gara clan, medieval rulers of the area. This excavation has been running at a small scale since 2013 and will be expanded this year to fully investigate the hall uncovered in 2015.

The second course, also two weeks, will start on the 20th of June and combine lectures and guided fieldtrips to introduce students to the prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Ireland. Field trips will focus on the northwest of Ireland and counties Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim and will include Carrowmore and Carrowkeel megalithic tomb cemeteries, the Caves of Keash, Queen Maeve's cairn and Knocknarea, Boyle and Fenagh Abbeys, the site of Spanish Armada wrecks at Streedagh Beach, Roscommon Castle and sites around the stunning Lough Arrow and Lough Key.

Europe - Ireland - Spike Island - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Spike Island prison, Ireland’s Alcatraz, is located in Cork harbour. The prison opened in 1847 at the height of the Great Irish Famine and closed in 1883. The prison was an important holding center for convicts transported to Australia. In the 2016 season, we will focus on establishing the location of the burial ground used in the prison’s first decade. Archaeology provides a means of investigating daily life in the prison and the triangle of relationships between convicts, warders, and the institution, and also the place of such prisons in broader imperial systems. This field school runs from June 12th – July 16th

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

Students will explore the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. This year, we will be working near the southwest coast of Co. Cork – between Skibbereen and Baltimore. The site contains cabins (above ground and sub-surface) dating from the early 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.

Europe - Italy - Case Bastione Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Students will be a part of a large scale research project and will be engaged in excavation of collapsed surfaces covering clay floor. This project studies the cultural and social dynamics of human occupation in the Erei upland of Sicily, Italy.

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2016

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-15

The field school at Badia Pozzeveri is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The field school is designed to provide participants with knowledge of archaeological field methods, including:

Survey and excavation
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and informatics
Bioarchaeological field and research methods
Recovery, restoration, and analysis of human skeletal remains.

Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by laboratory activity in archaeology and bioarchaeology. Lectures by the directors and instructors on their research will also provide students with insights in the theory and practice of archaeology and physical anthropology.

Europe - Italy - Satrianum Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

The name Torre di Satriano derives from the Norman tower of Medieval Satrianum, a settlement developed during the 11th century A.D. On the hilltop, the archaeological excavations have been carried out the cathedral (11th century), the episcope, towers, cisterns and many rooms have been discovered.

Europe - Italy - Tuscania - LdM/CAMNES Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-15

The LdM-CAMNES Archaeology Field School is a four-week intensive learning course in ancient Mediterranean archaeology. The program offers students a unique combination of on-site fieldwork and specialized academic instruction by an team of archaeologists and art historians. As the program centers in Etruria, there will also be visits to major Etruscan museums and open-air sites.

Together with Italian students from the University of Florence, participants in the Field School will be given the chance to learn basic archaeological techniques in the ongoing excavation and preservation of an Etruscan site. Students will explore both the artistic production and material culture of Tuscany’s Etruscans, examining in detail the many diverse aspects of their society, including its political organization, religion and religious ceremony, economy and everyday life.

Europe - Italy - Valcamonica Rock Art Field School and Fieldwork - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-14

Footsteps of Man and the Catholic University of Brescia organise  annual archaeology fieldwork at Paspardo, one of the major concentrations of engravings in the Alps, giving those interested (archaeologists and scholars, students and enthusiasts) the opportunity to help the research and learn how to study rock art at Valcamonica. Project participants will: survey, excavate, clean, photograph, draw and catalogue the rocks engraved in three main sites at Paspardo, Valcamonica: Vite-Deria, La Bosca, Castello. The project consists of different phases: survey to find new engraved rocks; analysis of the level of damage to the rock surfaces and conservation problems; contact tracing to record the engravings using permanent pens on plastic sheets and photography; reduction of drawing to scale; cataloguing of engravings. Training will be given. Participants will also take part to lectures given by scholars of international fame, visits to rock art sites and museums.

Europe - Italy- Pran’e Siddi Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Pran'e Siddi, or the Siddi Plateau, is a high basaltic plateau located in south-central island of Sardinia. The area around Siddi was inhabited by prehistoric villagers beginning in the Neolithic period (ca. 4,000-3,200 BCE). During the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1,700-1,450 BCE), the previously egalitarian people began to develop a hierarchical social system with an elite who expressed their power and prestige through the building of monumental stone towers called nuraghi. By 1450 BCE, however, the elite sites on the Siddi Plateau were abandoned and the population moved away. Previous archaeological work in the area suggested that the Nuragic elites may have been using unsustainable agricultural practices to gain wealth and support their power. In 2016 we will dig deeper into what kind of pressures – social, environmental, and/or economic – could have made the Nuragic people abandon their towers on the plateau. Many of the questions we are trying to answer can be addressed through careful analysis of the remains the Nuragic people left behind, including pottery, animal bones, and bone, stone, and ceramic tools. During the Pran’e Siddi Landscape Project Laboratory Experience, students will contribute to ongoing research by analyzing animal bones, pottery, artifacts, and sediments recovered from the region in previous years.

Europe - Macedonia -  Workshop for Roman Mosaics and Mural Paintings - 2016

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Roman Mosaics and Mural Paintings - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-15
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman mosaic and mural painting art conservation. Participants will be introduced to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman mosaics and mural paintings.The workshops will be based on authentic mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. SPECIAL TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece).

Europe - Macedonia - Excavating Vizianus - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-10

N.I. Museum of Kumanovo announces the forthcoming archaeological field school “Vizianus 2016”. All students and other interested candidates will have the opportunity to take part in the investigations of an important, yet still unidentified ancient site in Macedonia, located near Kumanovo. The specially prepared program will provide all participants an unique opportunity to see the transformation of the late Roman culture into the early Christian, but also, to gain knowledge of ancient history and archaeology of Vizianus and the central Balkan region in general.

Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2016

Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavations of the Theodossian Palace in the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi (capital city of Macedonia Secunda), Republic of Macedonia. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, including advanced photographic techniques RTI and Photogrammetry plus study of Roman architecture and every-day culture. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums in Republic of Macedonia along with an optional excursion to Pella and Vergina, Greece. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation & Documentation of Roman Glass, 2016

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation & Documentation of Roman Glass, 2016

Deadline
2016-05-15
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation.They will work with authentic Roman sherds /vessels found in the ancient city of Stobi and modern replicas of Roman glassware.

Europe - Mediterranean - Malta - Off The Beaten Track

Deadline
2016-04-29

The Anthropology field school is held annually on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Gozo, Malta, enjoys year-round sunshine and is home to numerous natural and cultural treasures.

The Malta Summer School offers a unique opportunity to acquire some 'in the field' experience. Possible topics for field research abound, especially within anthropology of food, tourism, ethnic relations, architecture, and religion.

The Summer School offers both budding Anthropologists and more advanced scholars a valuable opportunity to study the peoples of an island with 7,000 years of history.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research.

Europe - Portugal - Santa Susana Archaeological Project - 2016

Europe - Portugal - Santa Susana Archaeological Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-10

This site of Santa Susana holds a villa complex important to our understanding of the processes of colonization and settlement in this part of the Roman Empire. Preliminary work at the site suggests a rich artifact assemblage dating from the 1st cent. C.E. through the 6th cent. C.E. In our third season, an intensive survey combined with open area excavation in the pars urbana aided in understanding the extent and nature of occupation at the site. The fourth season (2016) will see additional excavation in the earliest structure on the site as well as continued investigation of the bath complex and surrounding landscape. Students will receive training in excavation techniques, surface survey, aerial photography, topographic analysis and GIS, and the processing and recording of finds.

Europe - Portugal Experimental Archaeological Field School - 2016 NEW PRICE

Europe - Portugal Experimental Archaeological Field School - 2016 NEW PRICE

Deadline
2017-07-01
Into the Wild Camp, is an Experimental Archaeology Field School, held by Prehistoric Skills Events in the Center of Portugal.
Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier: A Solider's Life - Transylvania 2016

Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier: A Solider's Life - Transylvania 2016

Deadline
2016-04-08

Tensions between Dacia and Rome always ran high. This came to a head in the beginning of the 2nd Century AD, when Trajan led two campaigns across the Danube to attack Dacia. The war was hard fought, and the Roman suffered heavy losses, but in the end, Trajan claimed Dacia for the Roman Empire, and returned to Rome to celebrate his victory. But what of the people of Dacia? Now that they were in the Roman Empire, how did their lives change? How did they interact with the Roman Army that was left behind? For a long time, these questions were ignored, but current archaeological work is looking to answer just these questions. The Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) is seeking to better understand what is occurring in Dacia after the Roman conquest. It focuses on small scale interactions between Roman soldiers and Dacian civilians, in and around the Cumidava Castrum, home of the VI Cohorts Cumidavensis, on the Transylvanian Limes. CARP seeks to understand what it actually meant to the average person to now be subjected to colonial Roman rule in a newly formed province of the Empire. Our project addresses questions of creolization and dynamic interaction at different scales, exploring the mechanisms of integration of several distinct groups forced to coexist in overlapping environments.

Europe - Scotland - Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-25

Come and be part of an exciting archaeological field school located in the heart of Scotland! This is the tenth, and last, season of the SERF field school, exploring a rich and diverse landscape from Early Neolithic ritual monuments to Pictish burials and Celtic forts. In 2016 the field school will run from the June 18th to July 10th (with an optional fourth week in Glasgow). Deadlines for applications is March 25th, 1026. If you have any questions please email: arts-serf@glasgow.ac.uk

Europe - Spain - Cova Gran Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to diverse landscapes allowed humans to spread throughout the world during the Paleolithic period. In the Old World, such ability enabled early humans to replace Neanderthals (and likely H. denisovans) in diverse environment, including the Southern Pyrenees. How such replacement took place and what where the technological and social advantaged early human brought to the region is still poorly understood. Through excavations at Cova Gran de Santa Linya – a large rock shelter located at the seam between the first range of the southern Pyrenees and the Ebro Basin – students will explore these very questions. The cave is rich with evidence of human occupation dating to at least as early as 50,000 years ago and continuing through the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. This program will combine lectures, field survey, excavation and laboratory training. The long human occupation sequence at Cova Gran will provide students with the rare opportunity to explore and document an extensive cultural sequence of the region.

Europe - Spain - Aditu Mortuary Archaeology Field School - 2016

Europe - Spain - Aditu Mortuary Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

Join us at the 2016 Aditu Field School! This year we will be digging the burial grounds in the sanctuary of San Miguel, at the top of the Aralar mountain. An incredible natural setting where you can bring back the Medieval population of Navarre surrounded by spectacular views.

Europe - Spain - Balearic Islands - SA Cudia Cremada Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-09-30

DIG IN A PREHISTORIC SANCTUARY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WHILE LEARNING PROPER EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES AND MUCH MORE!

Sa Cudia Cremada Field School organizes courses for international students to gain hands-on experience in archaeological fieldwork. The dig takes place in a unique type of prehistoric building: a cyclopean sanctuary dating from the Iron Age.

Europe - Spain - CEPOAT (Center for the Study of the Middle East and Late Antiquity) - 2016

Europe - Spain - CEPOAT (Center for the Study of the Middle East and Late Antiquity) - 2016

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CEPOAT (Center for the Study of the Middle East and Late Antiquity) aims to offer both national and international archaeology and Ancient History courses for students all over the world. We offer archaeological excavations in the fields of Roman, Iberian, Phoenician and Late Antiquity/Visigothic eras. Our vissionary and international approach to History and Archaeology, plus our wide team of professors, doctorates and professional archaeologists ensures a high quality academical experience. Our archaeological excavations are opened to students from all over the world, as both Spanish and English are spoken at our courses.

Europe - Spain - Civil War Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

This is part of a long-term project examining the archaeology of conflict in Spain, covering the civil war (1936-1939) and the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975). The 2016 season intends to deploy a variety of state-of-the-art archaeological techniques to document and analyze the remains of the war and postwar period in and around Madrid.

Europe - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2016

Europe - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2016

Deadline
2016-10-28
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute started in 1996 as a school for university students who wanted to be trained in archaeological fieldwork through the excavation of the Roman portuary city of Sanisera (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain).

Europe - Spain - Early medieval church in the Bidania, Basque Country

Deadline
2016-04-30
Do you want to know how people lived in a small mountainside hamlet in the Middle Ages? In the beginning of the 700's, very close to the Cantabric Sea, in the North of Spain, there was a tiny basque settlement with a church. Those people left the place 500 or 600 years after, but this church still remained until the 1800's. Together we shall discover how those people lived! We want to know why they left and why the people living in the surrounding farms continued worshiping in this place many centuries after that. This is an unknown period of Basque history, and this excavation is a key-site for known more about our roots.

Europe - Spain - Intensive Summer Course in Paleolithic Methods & Iberian Prehistory 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

This summer course takes place in Andalusia, South of Spain, at two Medium-Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic sites (Cueva del Ángel and Cueva de Bedmar) where Acheulean, Mousterian, Neolithic and Chalcolithic industries are represented. The purpose of this summer course is to train participants in different methodologies applied to Paleolithic sites including field survey, excavation techniques, sediment processing and curation of archaeological material. This course also includes lectures given by doctors, researchers and professors specialized in Quaternary studies from different fields, workshops, visits to other relevant archaeological and historical sites around Andalusia, and for those interested there are Spanish immersion classes too.

Europe - Spain - Los Rodiles Hillfort Excavation Summer School Field - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Complutense University of Madrid offers a aummer field school of excavation in the hillfort of Los Rodiles (Guadalajara, Spain). Dig in a Celtic archaeological site near to a natural park declared Geopark by UNESCO. The course also includes a full seminar GIS analysis and 3D image processing.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Advanced Osteological Analysis in the Necropolis of Sanisera -

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Advanced Osteological Analysis in the Necropolis of Sanisera -

Deadline
2016-07-20
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain.

Since then it has organized courses for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in anthropology and osteology.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 2016

Deadline
2016-10-18
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in Roman cities, classical archaeology and underwater archaeology.

Over the past eight years, The Underwater School in Archaeology has researched the ancient port of Sanitja via an intensive survey program. We have discovered 18 Roman shipwrecks with cargo, including amphoras, and more than 10 anchors from different time periods.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Anthropology in Sanisera & Making an Archaeological Film - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Anthropology in Sanisera & Making an Archaeological Film - 2016

Deadline
2016-08-09
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca. Its courses are for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in Roman cities, classical archaeology and biological anthropology. This Field School has designed a course for students interested in film studies related to archaeology, as well as for participants interested in learning how to produce a video documentary and film studies related to archaeology.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Biological Anthropology in Sanisera - from only $1100 - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Biological Anthropology in Sanisera - from only $1100 - 2016

Deadline
2016-10-28
This course focuses on the excavation and study of both the urban structures of the Roman city of Sanisera, where a monastery has been found and the excavation of inhumation tombs from the classical period.

In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-09-18
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain. This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to Archaeology, as well as for participants who want to learn about topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording system with a GIS (Geographic Information System).
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome - 2016

Deadline
2016-09-18
This program, which has been scheduled by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Rome through an archaeological tour around Rome, which will be leaded by an expert on Roman art & Museums.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera - only $750 per session - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera - only $750 per session - 2016

Deadline
2016-10-28
The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and it studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times.

As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past.

The excavation at the Roman city of Sanisera provides all the archaeological documentation necessary for the student to acquire enough training and experience in all aspects involving an excavation of the Roman civilization from the II century B.C. to the VI A.D.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover art in The Louvre Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover art in The Louvre Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2016

Deadline
2016-08-06
This program, which has been scheduled by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will visit Paris to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Louvre Museum, the most important museum of the world.
Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover the The British Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover the The British Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-21

This program, which has been scheduled by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit London to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The British Museum, the most important collection of ancient art of the world, numbering some 8 million works. In 2013 the museum received a record 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 20% from the previous year.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Explore Underwater Pompeii & Port of Sanitja - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Explore Underwater Pompeii & Port of Sanitja - 2016

Deadline
2016-09-18
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in Roman cities, classical archaeology and underwater archaeology.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Sa Cudia Cremada Field School - 2016

Deadline

"Sa Cudia Cremada Field School. Mediterraean Archaeology in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)" organizes archaeology courses for participants who want to get hands-on experience in fieldwork as well as laboratory tasks. 2016 fieldwork will be focused on the excavation of the cyclopean sanctuary of the settlement of Sa Cudia Cremada, which dates from the talaiotic (Iron Age) period of the island.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-21

The Sanisera Field School offers an annual archaeology dig on the island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain. This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to Archaeology, as well as for participants who want to learn about topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording system with a GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Underwater archaeology in Sanitja & GIS in Archaeology - 2016

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Underwater archaeology in Sanitja & GIS in Archaeology - 2016

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The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in underwater archaeology and mapping tools applied to an archaeological recording system with GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe - Spain - Meseta Norte, Spain, Pintia Necrópolis Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Participants will join the ongoing excavation of the necropolis of Pintia, helping us uncover the tombs that hold valuable information about the Vaccean culture, an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in the region around the 5th century BC, later conquered by the Romans.

Over the past decade, excavations of the necropolis, which was used between the 5th century BC and the 2nd century, have discovered around 150 cremation burials. The tombs have provided a slew of information and artifacts — daggers, broaches, tweezers, shaving blades, necklaces, and children’s toys — relating to the settlement’s social structure and the culture’s warrior class.

Europe - Spain - Roman Fortress Pulpon Field School in the center of Spain - 2016

Europe - Spain - Roman Fortress Pulpon Field School in the center of Spain - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-30

In this program you will be immersed in all the process that an excavation implies, from surveying , digging, drawing, recording…while working hands-on with professional archaeologists in a most interest Roman settlement. The highlight of the site is a quadrangular building of unknown function that could have served as a military garrison, as a horreum or as a place where to store lapis specularis, the first crystal known to be used in windows, which brought economic prosperity to the region in the time of Augustus.
You will help to rewrite a page of Rome ancient history in Spain.

Europe - Spain - Visigothic Cemetery Excavation & Forensic Analysis Summer School Field - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

The Complutense University of Madrid offers this archaeological summer school field at Guadalajara. Dig in an archaeological site near of a UNESCO Geopark. The course fee includes the excavation of the visigothic burials and an anthropological analysis course of the humans remains.

Europe - Spain -Menorca - Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 2016

Europe - Spain -Menorca - Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja 2016

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The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in underwater archaeology and mapping tools applied to an archaeological recording system with GIS (Geographic Information System).
Europe - Sweden/Gotland - Gotland Archaeological Field School - 2016

Europe - Sweden/Gotland - Gotland Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

Join us in our return to the Viking Age harbour and trading site Fröjel. The harbour was excavated in the 80's and 90's, these excavations revealed a large site with settlements, gravefields, workshops and evidence of trade and production. In 2016 we will revisit the site an continue to investigate this important meeting place during the Viking Age on Gotland.

Europe - UK - Lincoln Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-06

A six week field school providing training and tuition in archaeological methods and techniques, including: project management, excavation techniques, planning, recording, photography, surveying, geophysics and finds & environmental processing.

The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to all students taking archaeology or related degree programmes. All training is given by well qualified and experienced staff. Practical on-site training will be complimented by a number of workshops both on site and in the University’s Archaeology Lab. For those choosing accreditation, assessment takes place through the compilation of a ‘field work journal’ and a ‘site evaluation report’.
The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is investigating early medieval and later landscape of Harpswell, Lincolnshire. Excavation will focus on the suspected site of a medieval manor, which also boasts exciting evidence for Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity and even a water-filled moat!

The 2016 season will run from 20th June to 29th July (application closing date is 6th May). The Field School is worth 20 credits (equivalent to 10 ECTS or 5 US credits).

Europe - UK - Milfield Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

In this field school students will have the opportunity to participate in an onging research project historically comparable with those at famous sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury. The Milfield Landscape project aims to examine the full range of monuments within the site, and place them in their landscape context.

Europe - UK - Ribchester Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Ribchester is particularly unique because of it’s unusually large Vicus (the town just outside) which allowed it to function as a Veteranorum for retired Roman solders. This new project will revisit Ribchester through exploration of the archaeological archives requiring significant excavation. Its primary objective to explore the evolving use of the interior of the fort and its changing relationship with the Vicus.

Europe - United Kingdom - Ice Age Island, Jersey, Channel Islands - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-29

We have five placements available for our 2016 season in Jersey, Channel Islands. This means for the first time we can take students beyond our own universities with us as we investigate the exceptional site at Les Varines, Magdalenian settlement site approximately 15,000 years old.

Europe -Bulgaria-Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Pottery and Glass Pack 2016

Europe -Bulgaria-Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Pottery and Glass Pack 2016

Deadline
2016-05-20
Field school & pottery / glass conservation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in Ancient Greek and Roman archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students.
Europe- Spain- Menorca- The Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS in Archaeology for only $1350 - 2016

Europe- Spain- Menorca- The Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS in Archaeology for only $1350 - 2016

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Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remain. Participants will also learn mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe- UK - Penycloddiau Field School- 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The site of Penycloddiau is the second largest hillfort in Wales. Previous work in the region suggests that the large contour types – like Penycloddiau – may be the earlier of the two hillfort types. As a result, our excavations are seeking to date the very origins of the hillfort in western Britain. Through our excavations at Penycloddiau, we intend to discover when and why people first began to join together in these very large community-level groups, investigating this through the excavation of the social architecture itself. The 2016 season will provide students with a solid understanding of the full range of practical and professional skills involved in the archaeological process. Through our excavations at Penycloddiau, we intend to discover when and why people first began to join together in these very large community-level groups. Our research will focus on the stratigraphy of the architecture, and its meaning for the evolution of community organization, social change, and everyday life at Penycloddiau and beyond.

Europe-Bulgaria-The Birth of Europe:Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement,2016

Europe-Bulgaria-The Birth of Europe:Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement,2016

Deadline
2016-05-15

Excavation of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC) near Ilindentsi, Bulgaria. Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods, archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans during the Neolithic period, Neolithic ceramic studies and documentation of Neolithic pottery, find’s and samples’ processing, excursions to significant heritage sites in Bulgaria, Philippi and the Aegean Coast (Greece). Up to 12 credits available through both prominent US and EU academic institutions. Accommodation in a cosy guest-house with a spectacular roof-top terrace.

Mediterranean - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-30

In the summer of 2016, a team of archaeologists, specialists and students will conduct the fourth fieldwork season of the Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition. Located inland, nestled in the Dhiarizos valley of western Cyprus, the site is a multi-period settlement spanning much of the island’s history, from the Neolithic through to the 1950s AD. The project will be run as a Field School, and no prior experience is required of participants. In 2016 we will be concentrating on the prehistoric (Neolithic to Bronze Age) periods, and students of any discipline are encouraged to apply, especially those from Archaeology, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology and classics as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Beth Shemesh Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Tel Beth Shemesh was active during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages and was located at the geographic meeting point of three different ethnic and cultural groups, Philistines, Canaanites and Israelites. It is therefore an ideal site to investigate ancient geopolitical, social, and cultural dynamics at a border zone.This summer our excavation team will concentrate in the northern area of the site in order to explore cultural diversity, continuity, and changes from Level 4 (10th Century BCE) down to Level 9 (13th Century BCE). We began to reach the top of the Late Bronze Age destruction layer at the end of last season (2015) so this year will be especially exciting. Within and under this 13th Century BCE destruction layer we expect to find fired mudbricks, complete ceramic vessels, some of which will likely contain charred plant remains, and many artifacts still preserved in their primary context. We will be excavating in an area of the site where we discovered a very large palace from the el-Amarna Period (14th Century BCE), which may have been the seat of a (female!) monarch who ruled the walled Canaanite city and its environs.

Middle East - Israel - Training Program in Practical Conservation - 2016

Deadline
2015-12-20

Saving The Stones is a practical training program designed to give the foundation needed to begin a career in conservation of built heritage and historic preservation.
Through hands-on experiences on various archaeological and historical heritage sites in Israel, participants have a unique opportunity to learn, work, and live and embrace the diversity of famous historical sites in the Land of Israel.

Middle East - Jordan - Dhiban Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Students will excavate in one ofJordan's most important historical sites. The Dhiban Excavation and Development Project has been working to understand the rich and complex archaeological record and preserve and develop this record as an economic and heritage resource for the future.

Middle East - Tunisia- Zita Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-08-01

The site of Zita is an urban mound located in southern Tunisia and situated along an ancient trade route from Carthage to Tripoli. Identified by a Latin inscription as the Roman city of “Zita” (“Olive City” in Punic) it also contains a Carthaginian child sacrifice precinct (tophet). Our project is the first modern research expedition to be granted permission to work here. This is a lab based field school - this means that we will not be excavating. We will, however, be engaging in several technical and analytical projects that provide a rare opportunity for student participation. In addition to 1) analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF) of environmental soil and industrial artifacts and 2) the bioarchaeological recovery of sacrificial remains both described in the next paragraphs, students will engage in 3) ceramic drawing, and 4) experimental archaeology and ethnoarchaeology of traditional olive charcoal production, perhaps also traditional plaster production, and if there is a harvest, traditional olive collection and processing. The work will be conducted in the storage facilities of the Zarzis Museum, on site, and in the villa where we live.

Middle East - Turkey - Buncuklu Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The Boncuklu project is investigating the appearance of the first villages and farmers in central Turkey. At Boncuklu we are also exploring the origins of the remarkable symbolism seen in paintings and reliefs at the nearby famous Neolithic town of Çatalhöyük.

North America - Alaska - Subarctic Archaeology at Mead Site, Alaska (UAF) - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-04

Mead site is a multicomponent site consisting of at least 4 components dating from 14,000 to 1,400 years ago in deeply buried stratified contexts in the mid Tanana Basin, near Delta Junction, Alaska. This site has received little investigation given its importance in the early prehistory of northwest North America, but initial excavations have yielded lithic tools, organic tools, and faunal remains from multiple components. Along with Broken Mammoth and Swan Point, this is one of the oldest sites in northwest North America, and indeed in the Western Hemisphere. The presence of faunal remains and lithic artifacts within stratified contexts provides an opportunity to document patterning in site use and test hypotheses about technology, subsistence, and settlement of ancient populations in Interior Alaska. We will investigate an area where we recovered the earliest Art (decorated antler pendants) in northern North America.

The 2016 excavation and field school at Mead is designed to better understand activity areas and technological and subsistence change through time. Specifically, we will focus on areas of the site where we recovered numerous faunal remains (bison, waterfowl, small game, and fish) dating to ~12,500 cal BP, that may represent multiple ancient house floors.

North America - Alaska - Late Pleistocene Archaeology Field School in the Tanana Valley

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University students interested in archaeology or cultural resource management are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Adelphi in Alaska Archaeological Field School. With an instructor-to-student ratio among the lowest available, you will experience a vast wilderness, participate in ongoing research, and make new discoveries. Research will focus on the newly discovered Holzman site along Shaw Creek where large mammal bones, mammoth ivory fragments, and stone tools have been found dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. Join our research team in the scenic Tanana Valley as we investigate the question, who were the First Alaskans? Undergraduate students can enroll in 4 credits and contribute to a multi‐year research program. Learn archaeological methods involving 21st century field‐based technologies including GPS, GIS, and total station. In addition to a true wilderness experience, students learn basic principles of site mapping, excavation, and soil formation as well as orienteering, professional survey, and remote living. Enjoy Alaska camping and explore the ancient past!

North America - Arizona - Coconino CRM field school - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-30

The major objective of this field school is to prepare students for a career in cultural resource management (CRM) while conducting a typical small-scale CRM inventory and evaluation project. The field school will take place on the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch REU – 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology will be conducting its sixth field season at Rock Art Ranch from June 6 through July 22 for undergraduate students from underserved groups with little exposure or experience with STEM curriculum. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn site and feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - Arizona - University of Arizona Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology’s Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool will conduct its sixth summer of fieldwork from June 6 to July 9, 2016. The fieldschool is for undergraduate and graduate students at all skill levels. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and a total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn mapping at all levels of the site, feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - California - Applied Archaeology Field School-San Bernardino National Forest - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01
Taught by current and former US Forest Service archaeologists, this course is designed for students interested in careers in applied archaeology and cultural resource management. You will learn essential, fundamental skills associated with archaeological survey, site recording, and excavation. You will learn about the laws and processes that apply to archaeology and cultural resource management in the public and private sector. The skills you will learn are equally applicable to research archaeology anywhere in the world. The course will be held in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California near Idyllwild. A week of classroom activities will be followed by four weeks of survey and excavation. At a minimum students should be prepared to hike five miles a day over broken terrain in temperatures that may exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

North America - California - CSU Channel Islands Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

In collaboration with Channel Islands National Park and California State Parks, participants will be involved with documentation, mapping, and excavation of prehistoric and historic sites in two beautiful coastal locations: Santa Rosa Island and Point Mugu State Park. Through field training, lectures, and other coursework, students will be exposed to techniques and strategies common to compliance-based archaeology in the United States.

North America - California - Prehistory/Paleoecology of the Southern Sierra Nevada - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-25

The University of Nevada, Reno and the Sequoia National Forest are presenting an archaeological field school in Californian prehistory and paleoecology. It will take place in the beautiful southern Sierra Nevada of southeastern California.

North America - California - Windwolves Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Wind Wolves Preserve lies at the interface between several rich habitats and contains some of the most spectacular examples of Native American paintings found anywhere in North America. We will be conducting excavation both within and outside the cave in order to answer crucial questions about the function and meaning of this important site.

North America - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-09
This unique field and laboratory course trains students in zooarchaeology: the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Held at the remote and scenic Eagle Lake Field Station, students are also immersed in the natural history and ecology of local vertebrate animals. Students complete a problem-oriented research project based on the analysis of one of several provided archaeofaunal assemblages. Results of the research project will be presented at a professional zooarchaeological conference held at the end of the course. University of Utah; six semester credit hours.

North America - Canada - Fort Vermilion - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

This field school is located in northern Alberta, a terrain that is stunningly beautiful. Here students will be investigating Fort Vermilion and other settlements dating back to 1799. These studies will examine the establishment of the Canadian based North West Company (NWC), which created trade posts from Lake Athabasca up the Peace River to today’s Fort St. John, British Columbia. Fort Vermilion is an ideal site to investigate the geopolitical, social, and cultural dynamics of the fur trade. The site still promises much to be uncovered, as minimal research campaigns have been carried out at the site since its discovery in 1998.

North America - Colorado - Adams State University Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Note: the Lat/Long given are referenced to Datum WGS 84

The field school focuses primarily on the excavation of a 19th century frontier military outpost, but includes training in all basic archaeological skills applicable to prehistoric and historic sites. Additional training includes GIS/GPS, total station, LIDAR, etc. as site requires.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-07

In Crow Canyon's five-week field school in Southwestern archaeology, students learn fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses. Additionally, students learn instrument surveying and remote sensing surveying techniques. The field school is certified as RPA-5 by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

North America - Connecticut - UConn Battlefield Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-06

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archaeology at a Seventeenth Century battlefield associated with the Pequot War of 1636-1637. The Battle of Mistick Fort: English Withdrawal & Pequot Counterattack took place on May 26, 1637 immediately following the English & allied Native attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mistick. Much of the fieldwork will focus on documenting the intense fighting along the four mile route of the English withdrawal. The project is funded by grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and is part of a long-term effort to document the Battlefields of the Pequot War (Visit www.pequotwar.org for additional information).

North America - Connecticut - UConn Contact Period Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-06

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in Contact Period Archaeology focused on two 17th Century villages. The Calluna Hill site is a Pequot village burned by the English on May 26, 1637 during the Pequot War. The Monhantic Fort site is a Mashantucket Pequot fortified village constructed and occupied during King Philip’s War (1675-1676). Both sites have remained undisturbed since they were abandoned and provide a unique opportunity to examine changes in Pequot domestic architecture and space, foodways, and material culture.

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-10

This summer Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) archaeologists will continue the excavation of an 18th century shipwreck located just off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida. Students will work along side LAMP archaeologists to map the site and recover artifacts for further study. Students will receive instruction in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis, artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Join us for an exciting new season of research in the Nation's oldest continuously occupied port!

North America - Georgia - Colonial and Native Worlds Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The 2016 University of Georgia Archaeological Field School will first travel to Parris Island, South Carolina to work at Santa Elena, Spain's first capital in what is now the United States. Following this, the field school will move its focus to Ossabaw Island, Georgia to excavate Mississippian sites associated with the Guale, one of the known native groups to interact with the Spanish during their occupation of the South Carolina and Georgia coast.

North America - Idaho - Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Field School at Cooper's Ferry - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-24
Cooper's Ferry Archaeology Field School, led by Dr. Loren Davis, will be returning to resume excavations at the Cooper's Ferry site in the summer of 2015. The Cooper's Ferry site is located in the beautiful lower Salmon River canyon of western Idaho and contains some of the earliest evidence of humans in the Pacific Northwest. Previous excavations show that the Cooper's Ferry site contains a long record of repeated human occupation, beginning with a Western Stemmed Tradition assemblage associated with radiocarbon dates of 11,370 and 11,410 14C years BP. These dates are controversial and, if true, support arguments that peoples bearing the Clovis tradition were not the first to settle the Far West. Our upcoming work at the site will build upon the exciting information collected already and will seek to address many archaeological questions related to the evolution of technology, economic patterns, and environmental conditions during the late Pleistocene to early Holocene period (ca. 13,000-13,000 cal BP). Ultimately, the OSU excavations at Cooper's Ferry will hopefully contribute critical data to answer many questions about the first peoples of the Pacific Northwest and, by extension, the Americas. Join us this coming summer to learn professional archaeological excavation, recordation, and field curation skills as we seek clues about the first peoples of Far Western North America. Students will also get an introduction to landscape and site-level approaches to geoarchaeological study--perspectives that are important in the search for and study of the First Americans. Apply soon to be a part of the 2015 OSU expedition to the Cooper's Ferry site. Current OSU students and non-OSU students are welcome to apply.

North America - Illinois - Cahokia - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Cahokia Mounds is located near modern day St. Louis, Missouri, and dates back to the 11th-14th century CE. It is the largest Native American city north of Mexico. Participating students will be a part of this new research project focusing on the role of water in the creation and organization of social space.

North America - Massachusetts - UMass 2016 Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

Learn essential skills of historical archaeology at the home of one of America's greatest poets. Also practice public interpretation, earn academic credit, and become qualified for paid CRM work.

North America - Massachusetts - University of Massachusetts Field School in Historical Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

Learn the essential skills of historical archaeology including field methods, preliminary artifact analysis, and public interpretation at the home of one of America's greatest poets, Emily Dickinson. You will also earn academic credit as well as acquire experience that will qualify you for entry level paid employment in archaeology at CRM firms.

This field school is open to, and appropriate for, many majors and interests besides archaeology and anthropology. We welcome students of English, Literature, History, American and Women's Studies, etc!

North America - Michigan - Northwestern Michigan Archaeology Field School - 2016

North America - Michigan - Northwestern Michigan Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-05

Join instructors from two Northern Michigan Colleges, Nautical Archaeology Society International and fellow historic archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of archaeological training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College in Partnership with North Central Michigan College. Both archaeological excavation and survey will be taught.

North America - New Hampshire - Neilsen Site  and Livermore Hollow Field School - 2016

North America - New Hampshire - Neilsen Site and Livermore Hollow Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-03

The first four weeks of the field school will involve small block excavations at a 1000 to 4000 year old Native American site in central New Hampshire and will extend upon the excavations conducted in the 2015 field school. The last two weeks will take place at a 19th and early 20th century industrial complex and focus on mapping and test excavation to facilitate a sensitive development of facilities at this State Park.

North America - New Hampshire - Strawbery Banke Museum 20th Annual Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-06

This summer's field school will focus on recovering archaeological resources surrounding the historic Penhallow House in advance of the house’s rehabilitation as part of the Heritage House Program. This field school places a special emphasis on public interpretation.

North America - New Mexico - Archaeological Field School at Goat Spring Pueblo - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-11

The ASU field school in New Mexico immerses students in the prehistory of the U.S. Southwest at our field site in the Cibola National Forest of south central New Mexico. The field school is part of the Goat Spring Archaeology Project, a research program investigating Ancestral Pueblo (A.D. 1300–1680) cultural continuity and transformation. Our objective is to chronicle social dynamics during this period as experienced by the indigenous residents of a Pueblo village in the understudied Rio Abajo region of south central New Mexico.

North America - New Mexico - Berkeley Abiquiu Collaborative Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-11

The project will appeal to students interested in historical archaeology, archaeology of colonialism, borderlands, zooarchaeology, food anthropology, archaeologies of religion and identity, Native American studies, New Mexican history, and Spanish colonial history.

North America - New Mexico - Preservation Archaeology in SW New Mexico - 2016

North America - New Mexico - Preservation Archaeology in SW New Mexico - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

Learn excavation, survey, lab analysis, and experimental archaeology techniques while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change in beautiful southwest New Mexico. Field trips to archaeological sites, contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences. Our staff’s backgrounds include CRM, academic, and nonprofit work. Funding may be available for qualified undergraduate students. Applications due March 18; for more information, see http://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/field-school/.

North America - New Mexico - San Juan College Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-06
The 2016 San Juan College Totah Archaeological Project field school is being held at Point Pueblo where the field school has been held for the last 10 years. We are excavating an Ancestral Puebloan site with a component dating to the Chaco time period. Work has focused on the great kiva and we will continue working on that structure as well as the attached great house in 2016. The field session is from June 6 to July 15 and includes usually 3 days a week of excavation with lab activities, archaeological survey, and field trips taking place the other 2 days a week. Some of the field trips extend into the weekend. Field trips are optional, however.
North America - New York - Suny JCC/Allegheny Valley Project Field School - 2016

North America - New York - Suny JCC/Allegheny Valley Project Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

SUNY Jamestown Community College is offering 6 credit hours for a six-week field school in conjunction with the Allegheny Valley Project in southwestern New York State. The course will provide instruction and experience in archaeological field and laboratory methods, within a multidisciplinary scientific framework. The field school will run during JCC’s second summer session, from July 6 to August 16, Monday to Saturday each week, from 8am to 5pm. Tuition is $372, plus JCC fees. Room and board is not included in this price.

North America - North Carolina - Berry Site Field School - 2016

North America - North Carolina - Berry Site Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

At the Berry site field school in Morganton, NC, we will excavate Fort San Juan, the first European settlement in the interior of the United States. Spanish Fort San Juan was built in 1567, at the Native American town of Joara, and was burned down by the Native Americans 18 months later. In 2013 we found the first direct evidence of the fort when we uncovered part of the moat, and in 2016 we will continue exploring this area by uncovering the interior of the fort.

North America - North Carolina - Excavation of a Historic Rice Plantation along the Brunswick River - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-15

Excavation and evaluation of a historic rice plantation along the Brunswick River in Brunswick County, NC. The site was occupied from about 1776 to 1903. We will be locating the remains of the plantation, evaluating their archaeological integrity, and possibly submitting the site as a National Historic Register property. Students should expect a thorough grounding in mapping, excavation, artifact processing, and plantation history.

North America - North Dakota - Sand Hills Archaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

Explore and document the prehistoric and historic cultural remains in the Sand Hills of western Nebraska. This project aims to provide baseline data about past human use of this major physiographic region through a combination of survey and testing.

North America - Northern California - U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School - 2016

North America - Northern California - U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-15

The 2016 U.C. Davis field school will take place in the Suisun marsh lands and at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in Solano and Santa Clara Counties, California. The field school will continue U.C. Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work. Students will be instructed in archaeological survey and excavation techniques. The six week course will also include guest lectures from visiting professors and other professionals, as well as biweekly field trips.



The course will take place during U.C. Davis Summer Session I, from June 20th-July 29th, 2016. Students will receive 9 graded quarter units.

North America - Northern California - U.C. Davis Summer Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

The 2016 U.C. Davis field school will take place in the Suisun marsh lands and at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in Solano and Santa Clara Counties, California. The field school will continue U.C. Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work. Students will be instructed in archaeological survey and excavation techniques. The six week course will also include guest lectures from visiting professors and other professionals, as well as biweekly field trips.

North America - Ohio - Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Archaeology Field School - 2016

North America - Ohio - Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-27

From April of 1862 until September of 1865, over 10,000 Confederates passed through Johnson’s Island Civil War Military Prison leaving behind an extensive historical and archaeological record in the form of long forgotten artifacts still being excavated from the soil today. The archaeological resources are unique. Nowhere else does there exist time capsules (in the form of latrines) from the American Civil War or such a wealth of prisoner documents. Combined, this provides the best field laboratory for demonstrating not only the science of archaeology, but also a chapter of American history as seen through prisoners of war. The 16.5 acre Johnson’s Island Prison Compound contained 13 Blocks (12 as prisoner housing units and one as a hospital), latrines, sutler’s stand, 3 wells, pest house, 2 large mess halls (added in August, 1864) and more. There were more than 40 buildings outside the stockade (barns, stables, a lime kiln, forts, barracks for officers, a powder magazine, etc.) and two major fortifications (Forts Johnson and Hill). The prisoners on Johnson’s Island endured harsh winters, food and fuel shortages, disease. Current research suggests that close to 250 prisoners died on Johnson’s Island during the war. In 1990, Johnson’s Island was designated as a National Historic Landmark recognizing its significance in the Civil War as one of the premier prisons.

North America - Oregon - Fort Yamhill Historical Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-15

The 2016 OSU Historical Archaeology Field School will be held at the 1856-1866 site of Fort Yamhill located near Grand Ronde, Oregon. Participants will learn state of the art archaeological field techniques ranging from site survey strategies to investigative excavation techniques. This field school will be focusing on preliminary excavations of the fort's hospital, which has ever been explored. Training in archaeological laboratory techniques and historical materials identification will also be available. No experience required.

North America - Pacific Northwest - Oregon - SOU Rogue River War Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

Students participate in archaeological investigations into the Rogue River Wars of 1853-1856. Archaeological excavations will focus on two sites: the Geisel Monument and the Miner’s Fort site. The Geisel family were German immigrants who settled in sovereign Tututni lands during the Oregon gold rush, and found themselves in the middle of a dramatic battle when they were attacked in February of 1856. Mr. Geisel and his sons were killed, their home was burned down, and the Geisel women taken hostage. The remaining Curry County pioneers, some with local Native American wives, sought refuge in Miner’s Fort, a log fortification built overlooking the Pacific Ocean. These sites are part of a violent landscape of war that had no front lines, and are central to the understanding the colonial process in southern Oregon that led to the removal of Native people to the Coast Reservation.

North America - Pennsylvania - Eckley Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-30

In the summer of 2016, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland will conduct its seventh season of an archaeological project exploring life in company coal mining towns with excavations at Eckley Miner’s Village, a living history museum located near Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Students and volunteers interested in archaeology, anthropology, American history, immigration, women’s studies, or material culture are
strongly encouraged to apply!

North America - Virginia - Alexandria Archaeology & GWU Historical Archaeology Field Institute - 2016

North America - Virginia - Alexandria Archaeology & GWU Historical Archaeology Field Institute - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-15

This two-week intensive field school offers hands-on experience in excavation and laboratory study of an archaeological site in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The city has several historic districts and developed the first community archaeology program in America. It is the perfect place to investigate the Shuter’s Hill plantation site and to learn about artifact identification and analysis at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

North America - Virginia - Jamestown Archaeology Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Learn Archeaological Techniques at the Jamestown Rediscovery excavations on Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America.

North America - Washington - Summer on the Salish Sea - 2016

North America - Washington - Summer on the Salish Sea - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-10

Summer on the Salish Sea - The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School offers a community-based four-fields experience this summer supporting Coast Salish canoe families on Tribal Canoe Journey's Paddle to Nisqually. Students will study people, plants, animals, languages, and archaeology of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) basin while providing hands-on support for canoe families traveling for two weeks on the water and culminating in a week-long potlatch. Class meets July 6 & 13 and then begins travel with overnight camping from July 18 - August 7, 2016. Apply online at www.edcc.edu/leaf. Priority is given to early applicants.

North America - Washington State - CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology – 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

The CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology focuses on introducing students to cultural resource management archaeology, and building skills to enhance employability. Particular emphasis is placed on pedestrian survey and test excavation, as these are the most common tasks in CRM archaeology jobs.

North America - West Virginia - Coal Heritage Archaeology Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-31

The Coal Heritage Archaeology Project is seeking volunteers for the 2016 field season which will take place from June 6- July 29. This project looks at the material record of miner family houses from former coal company towns in Southern West Virginia (USA). We will be focusing our research questions around the issues of labor, race, and class in these communities and the early 20th century more generally.

No experience necessary. Housing and equipment provided, but volunteers are responsible for food, transportation, and incidentals. You can volunteer for any length of time desired. Apply online at chap16.ga.

North America - Wyoming - University of Wyoming Archaeological Fieldschool - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Wyoming fieldschool takes place in three different places in Wyoming and affords students three different types of experiences. Session 1 takes place at a deeply stratified rockshelter on the west side of the Bighorn Mountains. Session 2 entails test excavation of a deep open site and surface survey on the east side of the Bighorn Mountains. Session 3 is excavation of a mammoth kill site in eastern Wyoming.

North America - Yukon Territory - Scottie Creek Borderlands Culture History Project 2016

North America - Yukon Territory - Scottie Creek Borderlands Culture History Project 2016

Deadline
2016-04-21

Yukon College offers an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in archaeological and ethnographic research in the Upper Tanana River watershed, location of southeastern Beringia and the region containing some of the oldest human occupation sites in the Americas, including the Little John site, our principal fieldwork location. Our multi-disciplinary program is integrated with local native community life and offers opportunities for both novice and advanced field studies.

North America – Pacific Northwest – Washington – Yama Project - 2016

North America – Pacific Northwest – Washington – Yama Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01
Olympic College is offering a field research course in archaeology field methods and techniques at the historic site of Yama (45KP105) on Bainbridge Island, WA. Yama is one of the best preserved Japanese immigrant village sites in the Pacific Northwest. The settlement was occupied over an approximate 40-year period from 1883 to 1920s. The Field School will include systematic surface survey, feature analysis, and limited test excavation. Students learn the principles of site survey, proper recording of provenience, artifact recovery, laboratory analysis, and cataloging.

North American - Virginia - James Madison's Montpelier Summer Field Schools - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-21

We are offering 2 field schools this summer!
We offer credit and non-credit options, affordable housing located on the property, scholarships for African American students, and the opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship or year long internship!

Email us at dig@montpelier.org if you are interested in more information and want to apply!

Pacific - Hawai‘i - Miloli'i Beach Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-31

We are currently seeking participants for the 2016 Miloli'i Beach Archaeological Field School, on Kaua‘i Island, Hawai‘i, which will be held between July 5 and August 5. This field school provides an intensive, hands-on learning opportunity for students interested in learning archaeology field and lab techniques. Two field sessions are scheduled, with two five-day breaks in which students will conduct archaeological lab work and assist in historic sites management. The field school is part of an ongoing field project directed by Dr. Jennifer Kahn of William and Mary’s Anthropology Department, in collaboration with Hawai‘i State Parks, to investigate settlement and subsistence strategies at one of Hawai‘i’s most remote locations, the Nā Pali Coast on the northern edge of Kaua‘i Island. This year’s fieldwork will focus on uncovering buried stone architecture and midden from pre-contact period sand dune sites, conducting a series of test excavations at 19th-century Hawaiian house sites, and surveying and documenting prehistoric agricultural terraces via test excavation and GIS. Eligible students can earn 6 academic credits for participation.

Russia - Bolgar International Archaeological Filed School (BIAFS) - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Bolgar International Archaeological Field School is an annual multi-disciplinary field school held at the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, a World Heritage site located in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

Available international programs in 2016:
Archaeobiology
Paleoanthropology
Stone Tools
Medieval Jewelry

South America - Argentina - Uspallata Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

The Uspallata Valley Archeology Project is a unique opportunity for students to investigate the site Cerro Tunduqueral. The deepest levels of these sites may shed light on the valley’s early occupation, which dates back to over 13,000 years, and includes the region’s earliest human occupation. Students participating in this field school will discover how hunters and gatherers moved around the landscape, how agriculturalists tapped into its rich soils, how pastoralists took llamas to pasture in secluded mountain valleys, and how these people confronted the Inca empire. The Inca’s massive territorial expansion from Cuzco ended in Uspallata, the empire’s southernmost Andean occupation.

South America - Brazil - Claudio Cutiao Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

On this unique field school students can join the Amazonian Interfluvial Archaeological Project in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil to explore human occupation in a little known ecoregion of the Amazon. Travel the beaten path into the depths of the amazon to establish an archaeological understanding of the area as well as a cultural relationship between amazon boundaries. The 2016 field season will involve mapping and excavation at the archaeological site of Claudio Cutião. Our primary research objective for this season is to determine the site boundaries and its internal variability. Due to the perishable nature of building materials in the Amazon, there are no visible architectural features on the surface or below. But local soils have been enriched by organic waste and human actions and created distinct phenomena called ‘terra preta’ (‘black earth’) soils. We will examine site organization based on variations in these 'terra preta' soils as well as the distribution of artifacts.

South America - Colombia - Ciudad Perdida Filed School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Located deep in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, Teyuna-Ciudad Perdida is one of the largest sites built and inhabited by the Tayrona polities for more than a millennia prior to European contact (AD 200 to AD 1600). Students in this exciting field school will help to collect archaeological data for the purpose of illuminating the relationship of these smaller settlements to the larger urban core. Field investigations will entail site survey, mapping of inter-site flagstone paths, and shovel test excavation. Students will also be trained in artifact collection, cataloging, stratigraphic profiling, and architectural documentation.

South America - Colombia - Providencia Island - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

The Providencia archaeological project is the first-ever historical archaeological excavation of New Westminster. Participating students will focus on discovering the material aspects of the multicultural interactions and exchanges between the different groups on this tiny Caribbean island. Based on the historical record, the supposition is that the material culture of the islanders should reflect English lifeways. The degree of influence of Dutch, Spanish, African, and Amerindian cultures, however, must not be discounted. Historical records indicate that the rivalries on the island were intense. English indentured servants frequently found common cause with enslaved Africans, often to the point of fleeing with them off the island. Several other alliances are also mentioned in the extant historical documents, but the material dimensions of these connections are unknown - There is still much to be discovered at this site. The 2016 season aims to investigate and document the house types and the material culture of the island’s colonists. Additionally, we aim to compare these with contemporaneous structures and artifacts found at sites in Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Jamestown, Virginia.

South America - Perú - Huari-Ancash Bio-Archaeological Research Project Field School 2016. Perú - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-30

The aim of this archaeology and bioarchaeology field school is to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. Our project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults. We are undertaking archaeological excavations in order to obtain information which helps us understand these subjects.The project is supported by Instituto de Estudios Huarinos under direction of Bebel Ibarra Asencios, Researcher of Department of Anthropology. Tulane University.

South America - Peru - Inca Highway, Jungle, & Ritual Human Sacrifice- 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Experience Machu Picchu, Cuzco, The Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Saqsaywaman, Pisac, Temple of the Moon, Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon jungle. A rich blend of Inca and Christian cultures are examined. The Qhapag Nan, the Great Inca and Pre Inca Highway will be highlighted. Stay a few nights in the heart of the Amazon rain forest fishing for piranha, snatching baby gators from the lake, and trade and barter with the Jungle Tribes. In the north of Peru at Lambayeque we will work with Dr. Haagen Klaus a renowned Bio-archaeologist and the author of Ritual Violence in the Andes. He excavates and studies victims of ritual violence and sacrifice.

South America - Peru - Sondor Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

This is a bioarchaeology field school to investigate what happened to the Chanka society of ancient Peru after their defeat by the Inca Empire. Students will participate in excavations, laboratory analyses, and develop skills to interpret multiple data sets and test working theories.

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