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

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US - Ohio - Forensic Sciences, Archeology, and Anthropology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-08
The Forensic Anthropology Field School is an in-depth course covering all aspects of forensic investigation. Over the course of three weeks participants are taught excavation, documentation and analysis techniques, as well as techniques for legally presenting results. The field school combines applied field techniques, guest lectures from experts in the field and lab analysis. Students will work through the mystery of identifying the recreated crime scenes in an effort to identify a missing person whose profile is drawn from a real missing person’s case. This course challenges students at the highest level of understanding and analysis exposing them daily to cutting edge science in the related fields. From cadaver dogs to ballistics to trace and blood spatter analysis to the final presentation and cross-examination of evidence in a court of law, students experience the real side of Forensic Science.

US - Ohio - Hocking College Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-07-01
The field school is designed to acquaint students with land navigation, Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavation, field documentation, site and feature mapping, and much more.
US - Oregon - 2010 Archaeological Field School on the Owyhee River

US - Oregon - 2010 Archaeological Field School on the Owyhee River

Deadline
2010-04-15
The WSU Department of Anthropology is offering its seventh annual archaeological field school in conjunction with the BLM Vale Oregon District, directed by Dr. William Andrefsky, Jr. The project area is located in southeastern Oregon approximately 60 kilometers from Jordon Valley on the portion of the Owyhee River that has been federally designated a Wild and Scenic River. The focus of this year’s effort is on the excavation of a large prehistoric multicomponent housepit village. The archaeological site dates from approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. The class will emphasize both academic and practical instruction to develop basic skills in archaeological excavation, survey, mapping, photography, and field curation. Laboratory procedures and lectures on lithic analysis, faunal analysis, and paleoenvironments are also included as part of the program. The program runs from May 24 to June 25, 2010.

US - Oregon - Bachelor Island Field School 2010

Deadline

This project will document archaeological sites eroding from the cutbanks at Bachelor Island, where recent radiocarbon dating indicates occupation to over 2,400 years ago. The focus of this course is on site identification and documentation, but we will also be auguring and screening. We will also be traveling by canoe and inflatable raft to explore some of the wetlands for archaeological potential. There will also be a number of guest lecturers.

US - Oregon - Warner Valley, OR Archaeological Fieldschool in Great Basin Prehistory and Paleoecology - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-01

Located in the northern Great Basin near Lakeview, Oregon, Warner Valley is rich in archaeological resources. Over the course of five weeks, students will learn fundamental archaeological field methods (pedestrian survey, site mapping/recordation, and excavation) during their search for clues about the lifeways of Great Basin Paleoindians. In addition, students will learn about the region's flora and fauna and paleoenvironmental information that shows how the northern Great Basin has changed since people first arrived.

US - Pennsylvania - Speaker's House 2011 Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15

The 2011 Archaeology Field School is the third in a multi-year research project at The Speaker’s House, home of Frederick Muhlenberg (1750-1801), first Speaker of the U.S. House. The house was continually occupied from 1764-2002 and served variously as a private home, general store, doctor's office, and college dorm. This complex history, along with the site’s remarkable features including the remains of ac. 1782 general store, makes it an exciting place to conduct archaeological research. This year’s focus will be on the recently-exposed foundations of a c. 1780s addition to the house and continuing to explore the foundations of the general store. 2011 is particularly noteworthy as the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick's father and nearest neighbor, Lutheran minister Henry Muhlenberg. Many special events are being planned, some of which will occur during the field school.

US - Pennsylvania - Speaker's House Field School

Deadline
2010-05-15

The Speaker's House is the home of Frederick Muhlenberg (1750-1801), first Speaker of the U.S. House. The field experience is an intensive three week program that runs Weds. through Sunday, June 9-13; 16-20; and 23-27 from 8:30 am—4:00 pm daily. Participants will receive training in excavation techniques, record keeping, artifact identification, processing, cataloging, and classification. No previous experience is necessary.

US - Pennsylvania - Temple University 2011 Archaeological Field School -- Lehigh Gorge State Park, PA - 2011

Deadline

Temple University's 2011 Archaeological Field School will focus on the Nesquehoning Creek Site located in Lehigh Gorge State Park, PA. The field school will run from May 16–June 27 (Summer Session I). This summer, students will learn the basics of archaeological investigation on a site which contains buried remains of Native American campsites dating from AD 1500 – 8,000 BC and possibly earlier. If you are interested in attending Temple University’s Archaeological Field School or have general questions or comments, please contact the field school director: Jeremy Koch (jerekoch@temple.edu).

US - Texas - 2010 Courson Archaeological Research Field School

Deadline
2010-05-10

The 2010 Courson Archaeological Field School will once again provide a number of different field and laboratory opportunities for participants. Fieldwork will include open block and test excavations at three different prehistoric sites. These sites include a defensive mesa top encampment occupied by hunters and gatherers inhabited around A.D. 400, a small hamlet that was attacked and destroyed around A.D. 1350, and a large village occupied by specialized bison hunters who were heavily involved in exchange with the Eastern Pueblos of New Mexico. A field laboratory will be established to process artifacts and flotation samples. A limited number of participants will also be involved in a systematic metal detecting survey to identify historic period Indian and military encampments.

US - Texas - Field Methods in Rock Art

US - Texas - Field Methods in Rock Art

Deadline
2010-03-31

Earn three to six hours of undergraduate or three hours of graduate credit through Texas State University while studying rock art that has been described by Dr. Jean Clottes as "...second to none and ranks among the top bodies of rock art anywhere in the world."

Taught by Dr. Carolyn E. Boyd, author of Rock Art of the Lower Pecos, and Elton R. Prewitt, respected Texas archeologist, this three-week course provides hands-on training in rock art and recording techniques and many other aspects of archeological field work.

Please contact Angel Johnson at programs@shumla.org for more info, or visit our website: www.shumla.org

You will be studying in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas, an area that has been recognized by world rock-art experts as containing some of the most spectacular imagery in the world.

US - Texas - Field Methods in Rock Art - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Field methods are the underpinning of the science of archeology. Rock art has posed a unique challenge to the field archeologist because, unlike other artifacts, it cannot be excavated, labeled, bagged, and transported back to the lab for analysis. This course will examine rock art as an integral component of the archeological record. Students will be trained in field methods to record rock art and will gain first-hand experience recording rock art sites through photography, field sketches, mapping, and written inventories. These field methods are designed to generate a visual and written description of the art, which can be used to infer and explain past human behavior.

Lectures will expose students to methods of interpretation and analysis and to the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive archeology. Lectures will be provided by the course instructor and by archeologists and anthropologists specializing in the archeology of the Lower Pecos, hunting and gathering lifeways, expressive culture, and foraging adaptations.

US - Texas - Idaho State University Field School

Deadline
2010-05-15

The 2010 ISU Field school will accept applications from interested undergraduate and graduate students until May 15. We will enroll 18 students this summer. All students will enroll in Anth486 for 3 credits. Preference will be given to students enrolling for the full six credits but others will be considered. Students are responsible for their own transportation to Austin, where they will be picked up by field school staff and transported to the field camp north of Austin.Field school will run from July 1-22, 2010. We will be housed at the Gault site, with showers, cooking facilities, and a laboratory building.

US - Texas - Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-05-01
Inaugural Lower Pecos Canyonlands Summer Field School. Taught by Dr. Steve Black, this five-week course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the skills and techniques employed in modern, scientific archaeological field research through hands-on research, lectures, and laboratory work. The Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas is a remote area with an unparalleled 13,000-year record of hunter-gatherer life found in rockshelters with extraordinary organic preservation and vivid rock art, as well as in an intriguing and little-known array of upland settlement features.
US - Texas - Texas Archeological Society Field School - 2011

US - Texas - Texas Archeological Society Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-31
The Texas Archeological Society’s (TAS) 2011 Field School will be returning for the second year to the Eagle Bluff site (41ME147), a multi-component prehistoric site situated on a high bluff overlooking Hondo Creek in Medina County, Texas. This site will provide an opportunity to better understand the cultural patterns of the southern extent of the Edwards Plateau. Four areas were opened in 2010 and these will be expanded in 2011. Occupations at the site extend from the Early Archaic through the Late Prehistoric Periods (6000 BC-AD 1500). Dr. Thomas R. Hester will serve as Principal Investigator.

US - Utah - CSUDH Applied Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-20

Located at the southern entrance to Montezuma Canyon, the Nancy Patterson Site represents an isolated microcosm in American History with a full and continual record that spans the early development of cultural groups and social interactions within the greater four corners region. To date, studies over the past 26 years at the Nancy Patterson Site have confirmed it to be a center of major importance in American Southwest History representing more than 100 years of historic history and over 800 years of prehistoric history from the known archaeological record. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The addition of Spirit Bird Cave into the site interpretation has established the village as a place of spiritual and ceremonial importance.

US - Virginia - Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-06-05

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William and Mary offer two sessions of a five-week field school in historical archaeology between June and August 2010. This year's field school will take place at the James Anderson Forge site - a late 18th-century blacksmith shop located along Duke of Gloucester Street in the center of Colonial Williamsburg's restored Historic Area. Participants receive intensive hands-on training in archaeological field methods, as well as experience in public interpretation, identifying colonial-period artifacts, and analyzing faunal remains. Registration is ongoing.

US - Virginia - Monticello-UVA Archaeological Field School - 2011

US - Virginia - Monticello-UVA Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-25

The Monticello field school provides a hands-on introduction to basic excavation, recording, and laboratory techniques in archaeology. The course emphasizes a scientific, multidisciplinary approach to landscape archaeology on the Monticello Plantation. It offers a significant classroom component and specialist studies such as palynology, geoarchaeology, faunal analysis, dendroecology, and spatial analysis. Excavation is carried out on slave settlements occupied during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

US - Virginia - Montpelier Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-06
In 2011, the Montpelier Archaeology Department will return to the South Yard domestic slave quarters to further develop our understanding of this community of African Americans. This will involve:

* Metal detector survey to identify patterning in the usage of different areas.

* Geophysical survey (resistivity, ground penetrating radar) to identify sub-surface features.

* Archaeological investigation of the southern-most duplex homes.

While previous archaeological excavation has revealed two chimney bases--one of brick (1993) and one of stone (2008)--to date no definitive structural features have been identified, e.g. the location of entranceways, windows, or structural supports, let alone cultural features such as subfloor pits. Indeed, our understanding of the duplexes and smokehouses derives primarily from a fire insurance plat drawn in 1837. Although the scaled drawing indicates that the dimensions of the buildings are consistent with documentary evidence for other structures (multiples of the "golden dimensions" of 16' and 10'), the position of at least three of the structures is off by ~25 feet.

Thus the goals of the excavation will be to recover not only structural details, but how the structures relate to the surrounding formal and work yards, the patterning of work activity around the structures, and how this intersects with the private domestic life of the inhabitants of the duplex homes. For more information, contact: mreeves {at} montpelier {dot} org

US - Washington - Fort Spokane Field School

Deadline
2010-05-17
At the University of Idaho 2010 Field School, students will excavate at Fort Spokane in Northeastern Washington, a former military fort also used as an Indian boarding school, occupied from 1880 to 1929. The last two weeks will be spent in Moscow, Idaho at the University of Idaho Anthropology Lab, cleaning, cataloging and analyzing the artifacts they excavated.

US - Wisconsin, Archaeological Field School at Aztalan - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-13

Aztalan is one of the most significant prehistoric archaeological sites in the Midwest and UWM has a long history of research at the site. The 2011 fieldwork is designed to provide additional stratigraphic data on the timing of the Late Woodland and Mississippian occupation and abandonment of the site.

US - Wyoming - 2010 Utah State University Field School

US - Wyoming - 2010 Utah State University Field School

Deadline
2010-04-15

The 2010 USU Archaeology Field School will introduce you to all the key elements of archaeological fieldwork while working in some of most picturesque settings in the western United States and while conducting cutting-edge archaeological research. Our focus is late prehistoric Settlement systems, habitations and village sites in the alpine Wind River Range.

US - Wyoming- MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS...the University of Wyoming 2010 Archaeological Field School

US - Wyoming- MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS...the University of Wyoming 2010 Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-05-07
We offer professional training in field research methods at several eastern Wyoming locations ... stone circle(tipi rings) sites above Lodgepole Creek, a hunting camps up on the Laramie Range, the Vore Buffalo Jump in the Black Hills, and more. We feature a broad range of training in rapid reconnaissance of new areas, systematic surface survey and site recording, initial site testing and mapping, and precise excavation of stratified geological/cultural deposits. Field School graduates are qualified for entry-level professional employment on Research and CRM crews.

US – Colorado – Adams State College Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-10

The field school focuses primarily on the excavation of an historic site, but includes training in all basic archaeological skills applicable to prehistoric and historic sites. The site is a 19th century frontier military outpost.

US/Pacific - Hawaii - Plantation Heritage of Hawaii

Deadline
2010-06-16

The 20th annual University of Hawai‘i Preservation Field School will be held on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. Working closely with local communities, historians and cultural resource managers, students will be introduced to techniques for documenting the historic sites and cultural landscapes of Hawaii’s plantation heritage. The project is field intensive, but will include significant input, including lectures and demonstrations, from leading experts in the field of historic preservation.

US/Pacific - Moku`ula

US/Pacific - Moku`ula

Deadline
2010-04-01

The scared and political center of Moku`ula is the most important site on Maui - and arguably in all of Hawaii. A man-made island, Moku`ula sits in the center of what was once a 17+ acre wetland known as Loko Mokuhinia.
Home to Maui royalty for over 400 years, the site was usurped by Hawaii Island chief, Kamehameha the Great after his successful campaign to unite the Hawaiian Islands. The site is also home to the Akua Mo`o, Kihawahine. Half-woman, half-dragon, Kihawahine lives in a grotto beneath Moku`ula. One of the most powerful deities in the Hawaiian pantheon, Kihawahine is associated with fresh water springs.

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