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Africa - Bénin - Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project

Participate in cutting edge research into West Africa's pre-colonial urban history by joining the Abomey Plateau Archaeological Field School. Situated in a wet savanna zone approximately 100 kilometers north of coastal Bénin, the Abomey Plateau is a culturally and ecologically diverse region. It served as the political core of the Kingdom of Dahomey, an example of a pre-colonial West African centralized state par excellence and one of the principal African partners in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Africa - Botswana - Khwebe Hills Archaeological Project

The Okavango Delta region of northern Botswana has a rich archaeological history, with human occupation spanning from the Early Stone Age to the modern era. This project focuses on the Khwebe Hills area, and includes survey for new sites (multi-period) as well as the ongoing excavation and mapping on two 19th century sites associated with European missionaries and early BaTawana settlers. Students will work alongside colleagues and students from the University of Botswana, University College London and the Botswana National Museum, and will gain experience of a range of archaeological methods and techniques.

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Africa - Gambia - St. Mary's College Gambia Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-02-28 Historical archaeology is a new field in The Gambia. Since 2004, investigations of Atlantic Trade sites on the river including Juffure have been conducted by Liza Gijanto. The 2010 Gambia Field Studies program proposes to conduct the first systematic survey, map and test the Berefet site in collaboration with the Gambias National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Division of Museums and Monuments (DMM) and the citizens of Berefet village itself. At the same time, the program will collaborate with the NCACs Division for Research and Documentation (DRD) staff and citizens of Berefet and neighboring villages to collect oral histories of the area.


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Africa - Ghana - Ghana Field School 2010

Application Deadline: 2010-03-15 The Ghana Field School is an intensive residential study programme designed to create a learning experience in the culture and heritage of Ghana. It will offer interested individuals the option of gaining either six or twelve credits by taking a course (four weeks long) or two courses (eight weeks long) respectively, in the School of Performing Arts and/or the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. The school is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-students.

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Africa - Kenya - Koobi Fora Field School

2010-05-28 So you want to dig up ancient bones and artifacts in Africa this summer? Well, the National Museums of Kenya, in collaboration with Rutgers U's Program of Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology and the Rutgers Study Abroad program, offer a unique opportunity at a summer field school in Koobi Fora, Kenya, where you'll do just that and a whole lot more. Come and join us in Northern Kenya for the premier Paleoanthropology Field School in the world! Explore our new focus on Primatology meets Paleoanthropology - new field projects and exciting new visiting professors promise to make this upcoming field school better then ever.

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Archaeological Project

The Yangguanzhai Neolithic site in the Wei River Valley was discovered in 2004. The subsequent excavation of 17,000 square meters revealed rich deposits of Neolithic houses, storage pits, ceramic kilns, childrens burials, and such features as a moat and trash pit. Artifacts found at the site include both decorated and undecorated pottery, stone tools, and various ornaments made of stone, ceramic, bone, and shell. Located in the central area of what archeologists call the Yangshao Culture Miaodigou Phase, Yangguanzhai will provide essential information to our knowledge of Neolithic settlement, social organization, economic, and perhaps ritual activities. This five to six thousand years old "moat-surrounded settlement" has been designated one of the "Most Important Archaeology Find of 2008" in China. Located in the area from which the earliest Chinese dynasties emerged, the site will provide vital insight into the prehistoric Chinese past.

Asia - Japan - Shimaki Paleolithic Archaeology Hokkaido, Japan

Application Deadline: 2010-03-05 Life 20,000 years ago during the last ice age at the Shimaki archaeological site in Hokkaido, Japan. At that time the island was connected to mainland Asia by dry land because of lower sea levels (a tremendous amount of water was locked up in glacial ice!). Join a crew of international researchers excavating one of Hokkaidos oldest archaeological sites.

Asia - South Korea - Temple of Royal Prosperity Archaeological Project

The project is focused on the excavation of the Temple of Royal Prosperity of the Baekje Kingdom in Buyeo. Known as Wangheung-sa in Korean, the temple is located about 100 miles south of Seoul. The temple was constructed and dedicated in 577 by King Chang of Baekje, according to the most recent discoveries of a bronze sarira container, gold and silver bottles, and jade and other artifacts at the site. Students will participate in the excavation, recording analysis and conservation of finds from this site.

Asia - Turkmenistan - Ancient Merv Project: A Forgotten City on the Silk Roads

Merv, one of the largest cities in the world in the 10th century CE, was also one of the greatest cities on the Silk Roads. The project is currently exploring Sultan Kala, the vast Islamic city of the 8th-13th century sacked by Genghis Khan in 1221: excavating a central bazaar, the main canal, domestic houses and part of the street system. Working alongside colleagues and students from Turkmenistan, students will gain experience of a range of archaeological techniques and methods. The project also examines the management of this World Heritage Site, looking at issues of conservation, tourism and local communities. For further information see

Australia - Archaeological Field Experience!

This three week intensive applied heritage management fieldschool is based on the south-coast of Western Australia. Experience the amazing coastline, islands, and outback woodland while learning skills in archaeological survey, mapping, excavation, GPS navigation and recording, stone artefact analysis, community engagement, and land care.

Australia - Archaeological Field Methods, Orroral Valley Tracking Station, ACT

In 2009 the ARCH8305 Archaeological Field Methods topic will be held in the Australian Capital Territory, at the site of the Honeysuckle Creek (Orroral Valley) Tracking Station, located approximately 50 kilometres south of Canberra.

Australia - Australian Desert Archaeology Field School Summer 2010

Application Deadline: 2010-02-14 The aim of this field school is to give undergraduate and graduate students from any university an opportunity to earn 12 credits through a structured program of learning and practicing archaeological and heritage management skills in an Australian field setting. The research aims of the field school are to contribute to the understanding of the landscape archaeology of Australias inland sandy deserts. We aim to teach students practical and theoretical details of walking survey, detailed site recording and collection and excavation in desert environments. We will also teach some post-fieldwork skills such as analysis, reporting and curation of data. We aim to combine teaching and practical experience in archaeological science and cultural heritage management. The field school will be part of the final phase of a long term archaeological project working at BHPB's Olympic Dam mine in central South Australia.

Australia - Conservation Field School Adelaide, South Australia

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts. It is designed to provide students with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments. It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.

Australia - Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School

This topic will teach students how to undertake ethical and culturally sensitive ethnoarchaeological research. Activities may include rock art recording, site recording, artefact recording, collecting oral histories, and ethical interactions with Indigenous groups.

Australia - Indigenous Archaeology in Australia Field School (ARCH8306)

This field school is being run collaboratively by staff from Flinders University for the Ngadjuri Heritage Committee. It is part of a larger and ongoing research project between Associate Professor Claire Smith the NHC which has been running for the past four years recording sites in Ngadjuri country.

Australia - Introductory Archaeological Geophysics

This topic is aimed at graduates in archaeology or an earth sciences background who wish to gain experience in archaeological geophysics, although it does not presume any prior existing knowledge in geophysics. The topic will provide students with an understanding of the scientific principles behind a range of techniques used in archaeological prospection and the basic field operation of such techniques, as well as data processing, data interpretation and geophysical reporting. Techniques covered will include ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic induction (EMI), direct current resistivity, magnetometer, gradiometer, magnetic susceptibility, and a range of marine geophysics techniques (side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and swath bathymetry). Hands-on experience for students will include GPR, magnetometer and EMI. The topic will be delivered through a series of lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on sessions and computer-based labs.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH 8103)

The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH 8103) will provide 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 body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Canada - Alberta - Archaeological Field School, Department of Antrhopology, University of Alberta

Application Deadline: 2010-03-15 The Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta will be offering ANTHR 396, Archaeological Field Training, its undergraduate Field School in anthropological archaeology, from May 17 to June 18, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to excavate a significant site in the Aspen Parkland ecotone south of Lake Wabamun near the Transalta Sundance facility. This large residential or campsite location has traces of late Early Prehistoric Period presence (perhaps 8-9,000 years of age), substantial Oxbow, Hanna and Besant occupations during the Middle Prehistoric Period (ca. 3,000-5,000 years of age), and some Late Prehistoric Period occupation. Spanning several thousand years of human presence, the site has abundant evidence of stone tool use and manufacture, as well as mammal and bird faunal remains. It is regarded by the Archaeological Survey of Alberta as one of the richer archaeological records currently in the Aspen Parkland ecotone.

Canada - British Columbia - Welqamex Household Archaeological Research Project

Application Deadline: 2010-05-31 The 2010 Welqamex Household Archaeological Research Project Field School bridges an archaeology of pre-contact and Colonial era aboriginal households in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Situated in the Upper Fraser Valley, this river-based and culturally immersive archaeology field school offers students marketable skillsets, including training in survey, mapping, excavation, recording procedures, artifact recognition, and laboratory analysis.

Canada - Nova Scotia - Louisbourg Archaeology Program

2010-06-30 The Louisbourg Public Archaeology Program provides a unique opportunity for archaeology enthusiasts to join supervised digs at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada. The 2010 season will focus on field study at the De la Valliere property which was occupied by French, British and New Englanders between 1720 and 1758. The program will consist of two 5-day field sessions in early-mid August. During each session, a crew of 10-12 participants will excavate a portion of the De la Valliere property, learn about archaeological field and lab techniques, and attend presentations addressing current historical research at the Fortress. Although the crew will spend much of their time with trowels in hand, there will be ample opportunity for experiencing the sites and sounds of Fortress Louisbourg and exploring the rugged Cape Breton coastline.

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Canada - Ontario - Boyd Archaeological Field School

2010-07-01 Over a three week period, students develop and master interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through the exploration of Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian histories. The course includes lectures and hands-on excavation at a 19th century archaeological site. The course instructors include Ontario teachers, licensed archaeologists, Aboriginal educators and respected professionals in a variety of specialties. This summer course includes accommodation for a range of abilities and needs. Students will earn a Grade 12 University Prep Credit in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC4U).

Canada - Yukon College Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography

Application Deadline: 2010-04-29 In collaboration with the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon, and the Village Councils of Northway, Tetlin, and Tanacross, Alaska, Yukon College offers an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in ethnographic and archaeological 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. During summer 2010, continuing excavation at the Little John site will focus on recovery of the 12 - 14,000-year-old Pleistocene levels with faunal remains from the site, further investigations of Holocene occupations, and documentation of contemporary and traditional land use, language, and culture. This project involves students and local First Nation youth and elders in integrated investigations of the region's history, language, and culture.

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

Application Deadline: 2010-03-30 Bettys Hope, which is being considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is located on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Betty's Hope is a former sugar plantation that operated from 1651 until its sale by the Codrington family in 1944; the plantation operated continuously for almost 300 years, pre- and post-emancipation, thus allowing for long-term historical continuity in one place. The main focus of the field school is to provide hands-on training in archaeological field work, which includes excavation, mapping, surveying, as well as the analysis and processing of archaeologically recovered materials. The field school will comprise field archaeology, lectures on Antiguas pre-history and historic periods, as well as plantation archaeology. Field trips and trips to the beach are planned. Working on the island will also allow students to experience contemporary Caribbean culture. To reduce costs and make the field school affordable, course credit will not be offered; however, a Letter of Participation will be provided for any participating student who completes the field school and would like written confirmation. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. To download the application form and see images of Antigua and Betty's Hope, please go to the CSU Chico Department of Anthropology webpage.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Monte Cristi Taino Project

2010-06-05 A great oppertunity to join ADMAT's land survey in the province of Monte Cristi. A survey conducted on the site last November has collected many fragments of pottery incised parallel lines. Their decor is similar to those published by Maggiolo et al. (1973). So the survey will confirm or deny whether we are dealing with a Meillacoide settlement.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Tile Wreck Maritime Archaeological Project

2010-05-29 This is a unique opportunity to join ADMATs maritime archaeological project on the French armed merchant ship the Tile Wreck located in the historic town of Monte Cristi on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - Macorix Archaeological Project

The Macorix natives encountered by Columbus comprised large group of non-Taíno speaking societies in northern Hispaniola (Haiti-Dominican Republic). Despite their importance during the Spanish-native battles (1492-1500), the Macorix have been marginalized or ignored by scholars. Their origins are enigmatic; their ways of life and community organization are poorly understood. Surveys in the Punta Rucia area (in Earth Google Satellite: Lat. 19°51'47.33"N - Long. 71°12'35.02"W) and excavations at Edilio Cruz-1 site are intended to give a voice to the Macorix peoples and their pre-Columbian ancestors in scholarly research; rescue their cultural memory from current historical amnesia; and, restore them to their proper place in world history through archaeological research.

Caribbean - Netherlands Antilles - Caribbean Colonial Archaeology on St. Eustatius--The Historical Gem

Suffered through a long cold winter? Time for a temperature change? Then Apply Now for places with The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research. We are taking applicants for Spring and Summer sessions on the island with the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the New World.

Central America - Belize - Maya Archaeological Project

Investigate the Maya centers of Aguacate, a set of pristine sites in western Belize where ancient pyramids are guarded by bellowing howler monkeys leaping through the canopy. The Belize River Valley is a key location from which to study the Maya and this program does so in collaboration with the Belize Institute of Archaeology. In 2009 we discovered a second larger city center that greatly expands our understanding of the region. This summer we will be starting investigations at this new site. You'll be taking part in a project from the ground up with the initial pedestrian and ground-penetrating radar survey, followed by excavations of the main plaza and temples. This is an excellent and rare opportunity to learn how to be a field archaeologist on an as yet untouched Maya site.

Central America - Belize - Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance (BVAR)

Application Deadline: 2010-05-31 In 2010, BVARs operations will once again focus on the site of Baking Pot. Baking Pot is one of the largest sites in the Belize Valley and served as the capital to a small kingdom in the Classic period (c. AD 250-830). Settlement excavations began in 2007 and will run through the 2010 field season, investigating a stratified random sample of housemounds. More extensive excavations of select house groups will also be conducted in order to better understand changes in domestic and community organization of the site across time.

Central America - Belize - Maya Archaeology at Minanha, Belize

Application Deadline: 2010-04-01 The Social Archaeology Research Program (SARP) is a long term project focused on the investigation of ancient Maya sociopolitical interaction. In particular, we are interested in examining the following questions: Why were Maya city-states so unstable? How did city-states of different size and strength interact with each other? How were these city-states integrated? How were royal courts organized? What was life like on the border of a city-state? And, What factors lead to the infamous "Maya collapse?" Our research is focused at the ancient Maya center of Minanha. Twelve years of research at this ancient Maya center has answered many questions, but there is much more to learn...

Central America - Belize/Mexico - Maya Research Program

Maya Research Program is a US based non-profit corporation that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic work in Middle America (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico). Join the Team!

Central America - Honduras - PROJECT ROATÁN Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School

The USF Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School is a six-week summer research program that allows participants to explore the fascinating world of ancient Mesoamerica through scientific excavation of a late prehispanic village, El Antigual, located against a backdrop of beautiful tropical forests and pristine beaches on Roatán Island, Honduras. As one of the educational components of Project Roatán, an international collaborative between the University of South Florida and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, the program introduces participants to the ways in which archaeology can answer questions about past lifeways and simultaneously contribute to understanding the current intersection of cultural heritage and global tourism. All majors are welcomed.

Central America - Honduras - The Exploration Foundation Field School in Honduras

2010-04-09 Learn archaeological field techniques while exploring on the the great Formative period centers of Honduras. Students will learn basic excavation and survey techniques, as well as how to start and organize an archaeological project. While appropriate to any student interested in archaeology, this will especially benefit students who intend to become professional archaeologists.

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistorical Archaeology Travel/Study Program

The object of this interdisciplinary project is to introduce innovative methods of integrating archaeological research with art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography, in an intensive Travel Study program spanning from bustling Mexico City to the scenic valleys, highlands, and coasts of Oaxaca. Through daily traveling and hiking, students will learn about the millennial indigenous cultures, the impact of European colonialism, and the contemporary lifestyles and issues, by the active exploration of archaeological and historical sites, museum collections, and indigenous communities. These excursions will be integrated with classroom courses and on-site lectures delivered by experts on ethnohistorical documents, archaeological field and lab methods, and ethnographic research. Note that this Travel Study program does not involve active participation in an archaeological dig.

Central America - Mexico - MesoAmerican Ethnoecology

2010-05-17 ANT 495 MesoAmerican Ethnoecology (3) This is a travel course that includes one on-campus orientation meeting and travel to Tapachula, Mexico for field studies. Learn how families use plants in their environment for food, medicine, ritual and material culture. Students may enroll only with the instructor's consent. For further information, contact the instructor, Dr. Janine Gasco, at [email protected]/310-243-3506.

Central America - Panama - Bocas del Toro Archaeological Project

Discovered in the summer of 2002, Sitio Drago is a large (15 ha) site located on the Caribbean shore at Boca del Drago, on northwest corner Isla Colón in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. The local environment is hot, humid and alive with all sorts of exotic tropical plants and animals ­ ashore, on the reefs and in the mangroves. The ceramic artifacts collected from Sitio Drago exhibit a diversity of specimens that hint at external connections to Chiriqui on the Pacific coast and SW Costa Rica, and the central valley and Guanacaste regions in northwest Costa Rica. Carved stone "metate" fragments recovered from Sitio Drago are similar to complete examples found throughout Panama and Costa Rica. Given the diverse array of artifacts the project is focused on examining what the site can tell us about prehistoric social organization, trade and external relations in the region and whether Sitio Drago represents a unique chiefly settlement.

Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastery Excavations in Varna

Application Deadline: 2010-06-01 Come and help to close the Byzantine Cold Case File in Varna (Ancient Odessos)! Two field school sessions of the Balkan Heritage project are available in 2010. The program includes: fieldwork related to the excavations of an extraordinary Early Christian church and monastery; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Early Christian/Byzantine archaeology) as well as excursions to Black sea beaches and resorts, Madara rider relief (UNESCO heritage site), Stone forest rocks and Roman mosaics' museum in Marcianopolis. The project is suitable for beginners and teenagers! An optional excursion to Istanbul is available for Balkan Heritage participants only for 99 EUR! Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Application Deadline: 2010-06-06 Ancient Anchialos Field School is a perfect opportunity for everyone interested in Ancient and Mediaeval archaeology. Ancient Anchialos (modern Pomorie, Bulgaria)is situated on the Western Black Sea coast.It is expected that during the 2010 a Medieval necropolis and a Roman bath house will be excavated. New squares will be opened as well. Come and share the discovery with us!

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project

2010-07-06 Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project offers valuable knowledge about the challenging task of restoring archaeological objects.The project is composed of intensive lectures and workshops on the methods and particular techniques applied in the restoration and conservation of ancient pottery and glass.

Europe - Bulgaria - Workshop for Restoration and Documentation of Ancient Greek Pottery

The WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol (Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea). The project in 2010 will include three modules: practical work in documentation and restoration of Ancient Greek pottery; educational course (lectures, trainings, study - and behind-the-scenes visits) and excursions to the ancient coastal towns of Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Sozopol as well as the city of Varna (including visits to the archaeological museums in Sozopol, Nessebar, Varna and a contemporary pottery workshop). 6 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - Bulgaria - "Fresco-Hunting" Photo Expedition to Medieval Churches of Western Bulgaria

Application Deadline: 2010-04-15 The expedition aims to document medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels in remote areas of West Bulgaria. The project will include three modules: fieldwork; educational course and excursions. Fieldwork will entail database recording, sketching, measuring, and making a photographic record. Specialized lectures, workshops, and training in South East European medieval history, Orthodox iconography, and fresco restoration as well as guided tours of Sofia and Rila Monastery will be provided. 6 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - England - Archaeology Training Courses at Barcombe, Sussex, England

2010-07-28 A third season of research and training excavations will be undertaken in Church Field, Barcombe, in 2010. The site is that of a Roman bath house and is located in a field adjacent to that containing the Roman villa excavated between 2001 and 2007. The project is a joint undertaking by the University of Sussex and the Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team.

Europe - England - British Archaeology Summer School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Application Deadline: 2010-03-31 The Corpus Christi College Summer School in British Archaeology provides in-depth teaching in all of the major periods of British Archaeology (within a European context) and is taught by senior academic staff from Cambridge and other leading universities. The month-long summer school is based in the mediaeval setting of Corpus Christi College, founded in 1352, one of the oldest of the 31 historic colleges forming the University of Cambridge. The programme offers an exciting opportunity to study in England and will be of interest both to anthropology students and to students studying other subjects but having an interest in archaeology. The course includes field visits in the company of expert lecturers to many famous and fascinating archaeological sites. Any student attending this course will obtain the latest, up-to-date knowledge; make new acquaintances, both student and professional; and learn new archaeological methods. It is anticipated that students will obtain eight academic credits for completing the course.

Europe - England - Manor Lodge Tudor Field School, England

Medieval and Tudor field school, excavating on the site where Mary Queens of Scots was held prisoner in the 16th century. As well as excavation training, specialist field schools in human osteology, environmental archaeology, building survey and material culture are offered.

Europe - England - The Lyminge Archaeological Project

This program offers students an opportunity to participate in an innovative archaeological project that seeks to uncover the physical remains of one of Englands earliest Anglo-Saxon monasteries. Founded in Kent around A.D. 633, Lyminge is located some 10 miles from the historic city of Canterbury and less than two miles from the English Channel. Lyminge is nestled in the stunning rolling landscape of the North Downs and lives up to the reputation of a quintessential English village. This program offers students the opportunity to participate in an innovative archaeological project uncovering the physical remains of one of Englands earliest Anglo-Saxon monasteries. Founded in A.D. 633 within the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent, some 15 miles from the pre-eminent Christian centre of Canterbury, the monastery of Lyminge is located in the stunningly picturesque landscape of the North Downs. Now entering its third year, the Field School provides you with an opportunity to take part in large-scale excavations surrounding the medieval parish church which are furnishing a detailed picture of the built environment, economy and culture of the Anglo-Saxon monastery.

Europe - Greece - Eleusis 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualization Project

This field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording, mapping, animation and visualization methods. Students will be given hands-on instruction in these methods in the context of the major Greek archaeological site of Eleusis. Eleusis is world famous as the location of the Eleusinian Mysteries ­ a significant Athenian religious festival - and is located some 14 miles west of Athens opposite the island of Salamis. The students will record the sites extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, photogrammetry , GIS and GPS. 3D computer visualization and animation technologies will be used to re-create areas of the site.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-04-30 The oldest Field School in Ireland was established in 1991 and will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2011. Academic Credit available through NUI Galway, Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Archaeological Field School - Ireland and the Isle of Man

2010-06-11 This field school is based in two beautiful Celtic countries: Ireland and the Isle of Man, which lies between Ireland and Britain. A programme of training in all aspects of graveyard survey will take place in Ireland at a variety of historic burial grounds. Students will then be transferred to the Isle of Man where excavation and geophysical survey training will take place at a multi period settlement site belong to the late prehistoric and early medieval periods. There are also visits to museums and sites of all periods from the Neolithic to historic.

Europe - Ireland - The Irish Archaeological Field School

2010-05-14 We are Irelands leading provider of university accredited, site based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation within an established research framework. Excavations are undertaken in a research environment led by a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists using the most sophisticated technologies, including GPS topographical survey, geophysics, photo-planning and more. In addition to the archaeological excavations, an extensive programme of cultural activities is on offer, including tours of historic sites, folklore, reconstructions, re-enactments, language, music, food and more.

Europe - Ireland - The Timoleague Archaeological Project, Ireland

Application Deadline: 2012-06-27 The current focus of the project is on a Cistercian monastery founded in 1172. A century later, the monastery moved to a new location. Local folklore suggests that the original site may have continued to function as a leper hospital. The first season of excavation found that the site was used initially for industrial purposes (iron smelting) and later for the burial of infants. Students will spend the first week in class at University College Cork. The remaining 4 weeks will be spent in the field where students will participate in all aspects of excavation and site survey.

Europe - Italy - The American Institute for Roman Culture Villa delle Vignacce Summer Archaeology Field

Application Deadline: 2010-03-15 The American Institute for Roman Culture Summer Archaeology Field School is a six-week intensive learning opportunity in Roman archaeology. The program will be held from June 19 through July 31, 2010 and offers students a unique combination of 5 weeks of on-site field work and one week of specialized academic instruction by expert archaeologists and AIRC professors. As the program is centered in Rome, there will also be visits to major Roman museums and open-air sites to augment field studies and to provide participants with a broader context of what life was like in ancient Rome.

Europe - Macedonia - Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine city of Stobi (the capital of Macedonia Secunda)

Welcome to the capital of Macedonia Secunda! For more than a century the city has been attracting scientist from all over the World to reveal its secrets. Season 2010 envisions excavations in three sectors: the Theater (built in second century A.D.), the Western Necropolis (first century B.C. - fourth century A.D.) and an ancient Roman temple. Two field school sessions are available in 2010. The program includes following three modules: fieldwork; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings), as well as excursions to the old towns of Prilep and Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, and the town and lake of Ohrid (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - Macedonia - Heraclea Lyncestis Excavation Project

According to the Athenian orator and lawyer Demosthenes, Heraclea was founded by Philip II (the father of Alexander the Great), as a strategic centre of the north-western Macedonian province of Lyncestis. Heraclea was named in honour of Heracles (Hercules), the claimed progenitor of the ruling Macedonian dynasty which Philip belonged to. The epithet "Lyncestis" means "the Land of the Lynx" in Greek. Nowadays the ruins of the ancient city lie at the western side of modern town of Bitola. Two field school sessions are available in 2010. The program includes following three modules: fieldwork; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings), as well as excursions to the UNESCO heritage town and lake of Ohrid, and the Roman city of Stobi. Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery

The Workshop for Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery will take place at the archaeological site of Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) and will guide the students through the history of Roman pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery found in Stobi. Besides the practical work, the educational course and the excursions (to St.Archangel Michael Monastery (10th century), the old towns of Prilep and Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid and Ohrid lake (UNESCO World Heritage Site), participants will visit a contemporary pottery workshop. 6 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource and Technology Project

Application Deadline: 2010-06-01 The 2010 field season will take place again at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Racatau village, Alba county). The research this year will investigate flint mining techniques used during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age as well as flint processing workshops at the settlement, particularly related to the methodology and equipment used by the Cotofeni people. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, general excavation methods, magnetometry surveying. At the camp site students will practice artefact drawing and pottery reconstruction methods.

Europe - Romania - Noviodunum Archaeological Project

Noviodunum was a major fortress and naval base on the Roman and late Byzantine frontier, forming part of the extensive series of fortifications along the line of the Danube. NAP has been working on this site since 2000, undertaking a series of surveys and, more recently, excavations at the fortress and in its hinterland. Three major excavation trenches at the fortress have been excavated, as well as excavations on three rural sites in the hinterland. In 2010 we intend to investigate another rural settlement as well as undertake postexcavation analysis on previously recovered materials.

Europe - Romania - Southern Transylvania - Dacian Fortified Acropolis and Bronze Age Temple Excavation

Application Deadline: 2010-05-15 Excavation of one of the most important sites of the Northern Thracian world: the Iron Age Dacian fortified acropolis associated with the major religious Dacian complex of Augustin, in a context of extensive urban settlement, religious and military structures. Recent Bronze Age finds also point to the presence of a temple complex as shown by the uncovering of exceptional offerings.

Europe - Romania - The Neolithic and Bronze Age in Transylvania - Fortified Settlements at Soimeni Tell

Application Deadline: 2010-04-23 The fortified site of Soimeni sits near a Carpathian mountain pass in Transylvania, Romania. Due to its location, this site played a central role for contact and travel across the mountains in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Numerous houses, infant burials, and a ditch were discovered during previous excavations. In 2010 we will continue the excavation of a Bronze Age (session 1) and Neolithic (session 2) structure, and begin a landscape survey of the surrounding locale.

Europe - Scotland - Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Archaeology Fieldschool

Application Deadline: 2010-07-01 Come and join the SERF team! The Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) fieldschool offers participants an opportunity to get a hands-on experience of all aspects of archaeological fieldwork. The SERF project is a landscape study with Forteviot at its core. Forteviot is a Pictish centre with surviving traces of a large cemetery. It is also the site of a remarkable prehistoric ceremonial complex. The archaeological study extends into the surrounding fields and hills of Strathearn. Participants in the SERF fieldschool will be trained in excavation methods and recording as well as a variety of survey techniques (including topographic, geophysic, standing building and walkover survey).

Europe - Serbia - Brooklyn College Summer Archaeological Field School in Serbia

Application Deadline: 2010-04-15 Students will participate in the survey and excavation o f two Bronze Age sites in the Jadar Valley region of western Serbia. They will gain experience in GIS and TS plotting, cartography, artifact typology, survey and excavation techniques. Lectures, readings and site tours, community outreach and interaction enrich the field school experience. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Europe - Spain - DEIA Archaeological and Anthropological Research CentreSummer Workshops

Application Deadline: 2010-05-15 In a beautiful mountain village with access to the sea, participants will learn about the prehistory and history of the island of Mallorca and the relationship of the past to the present and future. Studying with specialists in each field,you will plan and carry out participant observation, collecting stories and writing ethnography.There will be visits to archaeological sites, other villages,towns and markets.

Europe - Spain - Field School for Quaternary Palaeoanthropology and Prehistory of Murcia, S.E. Spain

2010-06-01 Session 1 (July 1-22): Excavation is at the late Early Pleistocene site (ca. 800,000 BP) with Homo heidelbergensis teeth, Palaeolithic implements and abundant palaeontological remains of Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar. Session 2; (July 22-August 12): Excavation at the Late Pleistocene Neanderthal site of Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo (ca. 50,000 BP).

Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia

Application Deadline: 2010-04-15 The excavation of Pintia focuses on the Vaccean necropolis. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery, located about 300 meters (984 feet) from the main settlement, was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century.

Europe - Spain - Sanisera: The Roman City and Necropolis Dig

Application Deadline: 2010-10-15 The Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria in Menorca, Spain, has scheduled for 2010, the excavation of Sanisera: The Roman City and Necropolis. The occupation of the city began in 123 B.C. and lasted until A.D. 650. Participants will excavate both areas of the site, dedicating one half of the session to each area. The course runs seven hours per day, with time dedicated to both excavation and laboratory work. The course is divided into two halves: the Roman City Dig and the Necropolis Dig.

Europe - Spain - The Necropolis Dig in Menorca, Spain.

2010-10-15 For 2010, we will be excavating a cluster of Roman tombs belonging to a cemetery located on the outskirts of the Roman city of Sanisera that was occupied from 123 B.C. to A.D. 550.

Europe - Spain - The Roman City Dig in Menorca, Spain

2010-10-10 For 2010, we will be excavating the Roman City of Sanisera, that overlooks the natural port of Sanitja. Students will learn and gain experience in excavation using the Harris Matrix.

Europe - Spain - Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean Sea (Menorca, Spain)

Application Deadline: 2010-10-15 For 2010, the Ecomuseum of the Cape Cavalleria will be exploring the Roman port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria, identifying structures of the Roman city of Sanisera as well as shipwrecks.

Europe - Sweden - Gotland Archaeological Field School

2010-05-15 As participants in the courses, you will be part of an archaeological research project on the theme Viking Age, focused on the farm and its buildings. The course is aimed at both beginners and more experienced excavators and contains, beyond the field work, lectures and a full day excursion to the Viking sites, including the county museum on Gotland and its rich Viking heritage. From this year there is an opportunity to combine field work with artefacts processing, where people learn to identify, interpret and record the different types of objects from the excavations. For those who find the field work to heavy, can focus on artefact management. The project is led by Associate Professor Dan Carlsson with many years of experience in archaeological investigations on Gotland. You choose between 2 or 4 week field course, which can be combined with 2 weeks artefact handling and interpretation.

Europe - UK - Archaeology Live! 2010

Application Deadline: 2010-09-06 Archaeology Live! is field school which concentrates on the trainees digging and recording the archaeology. The trainers are professional archaeologists who want you to learn new skills whatever your level of previous experience is. This is all takes place on a fantastic urban site in the City of York.

Europe - UK - Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project

Application Deadline: 2010-02-19 A brand new major archaeological project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavation volunteers to work in a part of the Roman frontier that includes Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site. The Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project is excavating the fort and expansive town near Durham, located in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world. Covered periods include the prehistoric and Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and the early Medieval period including the origins of Arthurs Britain. The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK). Volunteers will spend four weeks excavating, processing artifacts, and visiting key archaeological sites in this area of the Hadrians Wall frontier zone.

Europe/Mediterranean - Cyprus - Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus

Application Deadline: 2010-05-01 Participants in the Lycoming College field school learn all phases of excavation, from tool use and recording to comparative analysis and planning. Each participant has a chance to learn to draw, record, use surveying tools and participate in pottery preparation and analysis. Volunteers who come for less than the entire season may choose between several options in learning object and finds processing, or concentrating more fully on field work.

Europe/Mediterranean - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropological Study

Astypalaia is a beautiful small island in the Aegean Sea in Greece. It has the largest ancient childrens cemetery in the world, with at least 2,700 childrens burials. In the field laboratory, students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. The cemetery is below the modern town, which is on the site of the ancient Classical city of Astypalaia. Burials are in amphorae previously used to transport goods traded by the city from all over the Aegean between 750 BC and AD 100. The field school is taught within a project which is a long-term collaboration between the Institute of Archaeology at University College London and the 22nd Ephorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities.

Middle East - Armenia - Dvin Archaeological Project

Explore Near Eastern Archaeology and the Armenian Civilization in the Land of the Biblical Ararat. Excavate Dvin ­ a major center of an Early Bronze and Iron Ages civilizations and the capital of Armenia from the end of Antiquity through the Early and High Middle Ages. Expand your knowledge during five study trips to UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ejmiatsin, Geghard and other famous archaeological sites and museums. Discover the beauty of Armenian nature including Lake Sevan the largest body of fresh water high in the mountains of the Middle East. Students will frequently visit Yerevan, the vibrant, modern capital of Armenia and work with students from local leading academic institution.

Middle East - Egypt - Ceramic Analysis in Fayum Project

Fed by a branch of the Nile, the Fayum is a fertile depression with a lake at its northern edge and long history of human occupation. UCLA has been investigating the development of agriculture in this area from the Neolithic to Graeco-Roman times. In this program, students will get training in the analysis of ceramics, ranging from surface survey to geo-archaeological techniques to ethnoarchaeology. These will include the illustration, cataloguing and systematic storage of pottery. The Fayum Field School comprises 10 weeks of training of which the students are five weeks in the field. A two week period of independent preparation is followed by a training which combines American students and Egyptian archaeologists employed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, making cultural exchange an integral part of the program.

Middle East - Egypt - Fayum Archaeology Field Project

Fed by a branch of the Nile, the Fayum is a fertile depression with a lake at its northern edge. Near the ancient lake shorelines, which are now located in the Sahara Desert, the earliest evidence of agriculture in Egypt has been found. The work of UCLA in the Fayum includes a site management and landscape preservation project. The Fayum Field School comprises 10 weeks of which the students are five weeks in the field. A two week period of independent preparation is followed by a training, which combines American students and Egyptian archaeologists employed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, making cultural exchange an integral part of the program. The last three weeks of the Fall quarter are dedicated to writing a research paper.

Middle East - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Geophysics Archaeological Project

Use the latest in ground-based remote sensing technologies to reveal the secrets of the sacred city built by Pharaoh Akhenaton for the sun-god. Students will spend six weeks at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, the once great capital city of Egypt located halfway between Cairo and Luxor. Students will explore the well-preserved ruins of this great city and receive hands-on experience using non-invasive archaeological techniques including surface survey and near-surface geophysical prospection. Work will concentrate on the North City, where they will map buried archaeological features using magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project

Tel Bet Yerah (Khirbet Kerak) is a large mound dramatically situated on the Sea of Galilee at the outlet of the River Jordan, in Israel. Occupied throughout the Early Bronze Age (3500 ­ 2300 BCE) and sporadically in later times, Bet Yerah is the type site for Khirbet Kerak Ware, a unique ceramic industry created by EBA migrants with roots in Transcaucasia. In 2010 we will continue to investigate the monumental Circles Building(granary?) in its urban context, excavating nearby paved streets and domestic complexes dating to the EB III (about 2700 BCE). We will also renew excavations in the recently identified Umayyad palace of the 7th ­ 8th centuries CE. ( The archaeological Field School will be held in conjunction with the Archaeological Geophysics Field School at Tel Bet Yerah.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Bet Yerah Geophysics Archaeological Project

This field school will introduce students to archaeogeophysical methods, which allow us to "see" archaeological features buried beneath the ground surface. Students will be given hands-on instruction in these methods in the context of the ongoing Tel Bet Yerah Research and Excavation Project (TBYREP). Dramatically situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel, Tel Bet Yerah is the site of a large fortified Early Bronze Age town. In 2010 we will explore a large expanse of the site where virtually nothing is known about the subsurface, and image areas where monumental structures and waterworks may be located. The Archaeological Geophysics Field School will be held in conjunction with the Archaeological Field School at Tel Bet Yerah.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor, Field School: Hebrew U. Rothberg International School or Haifa University

Application Deadline: 2010-05-01 An important site with natural harbors on the north and south sides of the site(today beautiful, white sand, swimming beaches), Dor preserves a continuous sequence from the Bronze Age through the Late Roman period. City fortifications plus residential, industrial, and public buildings including temples allow us to reconstruct life in the town for each period. Monday through Friday we dig in the morning, and Monday through Thursday we continue the day with processing and analysis of pottery and bone with experts in the afternoon followed by presentations delivered by excavation staff and affiliated archaeologists and scientists.

Middle East - Israel - The University of Haifa 2010 Fieldschool in Archaeology at Tel Dor

Application Deadline: 2010-05-15 Enjoy the Thrill of Discovery and help us unravel the secrets of Tel Dor, Israel under the Sea People, Phoenicians, Israelites and the Hellenistic and Roman Empires. Excavate with us in our 2010 (30th!) excavation season, July 6 - August 12 and earn academic credits.

Middle East - Israel - UW Tel Dor Archaeological Excavation and Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-03-15 The Tel Dor Field School at the University of Washington is a one-of-a-kind program that instructs its students in modern archaeological technique, brings these students into the field as valued members of an international archaeological team, and provides an experience that will last a lifetime. Participants in the field school, working and studying daily with students and scholars from Israel and around the world, are moved from the role of student to that of archaeologist and fellow researcher. Each day on the Tel we uncover the past, learn more about the present, and add forever to our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Come dig with us!

Middle East - Syria - Tell Qarqur Expedition, Syria

Application Deadline: 2010-02-15 This program introduces students to archaeological field methods and to the history and culture of Syria through participation in an ongoing excavation project at the site of Tell Qarqur.

Pacific - A Tokelau Science Education and Research Project

2010-05-01 A Life-Changing Experience on a Remote Atoll Five students will have a chance of a lifetime in summer 2010. The Tokelau Science Education and Research Project is allowing USA and international students to apply for participation in our fieldwork in Tokelau in our upcoming field season. Tokelau is a group of three tiny atolls in the South Pacific. This is one of the smallest and most remote tropical-island nations in the world. There is no airport and access is by a two-day boat trip. Visitors are allowed in Tokelau by invitation only.

Pacific - Hawaii - Honouliuli Interment and POW Camp Archaeological Field School

This project will focus on the Honouliuli Internment Camp, where American civilians, resident aliens, and prisoners of war were incarcerated during World War II. Students will learn the fundamentals of archaeological survey, mapping, excavation, site recording, and photography; the focus will be on archaeological techniques for investigating large twentieth-century sites, adapting methods to research questions, and considering formation processes and site types in research design. Students would be introduced to a variety of sampling methods, ranging from traditional hand excavation to metal detecting and excavating with heavy equipment. Hands-on experience would be provided in GPS and instrument mapping, onsite artifact analysis, and feature drawing. The Honouliuli site provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the integration of archival information, oral history, and archaeology, and students would be involved in several phases of research that will have practical applications in the future management and interpretation of the site.

Pacific - Marianas Islands- University of Hawaii & University of Guam Archaeology Field School -- Mariana Islands

Application Deadline: 2010-04-01 The archaeological record of the Mariana Islands is exceptionally rich and it includes ancient indigenous Chamorro villages, habitation caves, rock art, agricultural sites, and other site locales. The area of the field school witnessed its first contact with Europeans when Ferdinand Magellan -- the famed Portuguese explorer -encountered Guam in 1521 as he sailed around the world. The island of Guam was later colonized by the Spanish in the 1600s/1700s. Students on the field school will receive intensive training in archaeological site excavation and artifact assemblage analysis and interpretation. Students will also learn about contemporary indigenous practices at ancient archaeological sites in the Mariana Islands.

Pacific - Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum Saipan

This topic is a practicum which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during two weeks and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners. SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation. The body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Pacific - Polynesia - Rediscover an Ancient Polynesian Chiefdom: Archaeology in the Marquesas

2010-03-25 This summer, discover an ancient South Pacific culture! The Marquesas Archaeological Field School project, sponsored by AFAR (Andover Foundation for Archaeological Research), is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn archaeology and intimately experience an indigenous island village at the same time. It will be led by Dr. Barry Rolett of the University of Hawaii (leading his fourteenth archaeological expedition to the islands) and assistant director Emily Donaldson (BA Harvard '03 and MA University of Chicago '06). The project consists of an archaeological dig (no experience necessary!), including post-excavation analysis, and the updating of a small, unique community museum which houses the artifacts we find. One of the priorities for this year will be to research and record the local oral and cultural history of these artifacts. In addition to archaeology and other hands-on research, lectures in Marquesan culture and language will be offered. ALL ARE WELCOME! The deadlines for finalizing the project participants will be here before you know it, so SIGN UP NOW! Academic credit from the University of Hawaii can be arranged.

South America - Bolivia - Obrajes Regional Archaeological Project

2010-04-01 The Obrajes Regional Archaeological Project is a multi-year fieldwork project designed to reconstruct long-term changes in settlement patterns, demographic densities, and community interaction on various scales in the region bordering the Bolivian altiplano (high plains) of Oruro and eastern Cochabamba lowlands. The 2010 field school will focus on the first stage of this research, the construction of a regional chronology through excavations at three key sites in the Obrajes Valley. Students will gain experience in common methods and field practices employed in anthropological archaeology, with a focus on problem-based research. Our primary objectives are to familiarize participants with archaeological field methods, including site mapping, excavation gridding and unit selection, surface collections, and various excavation techniques to deal with natural and artificial stratigraphical approaches, as well as features. We will also focus heavily on a range of techniques used to analyze ceramic, lithic, and faunal assemblages, from washing and organizing to analyzing, recording, photographing, and curating artifacts. And your time in Bolivia will be a culturally rich one, with ample opportunities to see some of the countrys rich heritage and beautiful sites.

South America - Chile - Advanced Archaeology Field School

Throughout June-July 2010 the ARCH8516 Advanced Archaeology Field School topic will be held in northern Chile, South America. This unique field school will be run collaboratively by staff from Flinders University (Australia) and the Universidad de Tarapaca (Chile), including Calogero Santoro, Chris Carter, Lynley Wallis and Ian Moffat.

South America - Peru - Vitor Valley Archaeological Cartography Project

Vitor Valley in southern Peru represents a typical coastal valley in the southern Andes. It is about 40km west of Arequipa. It is known for its strategic, connecting trade routes between highland and coastal communities. This project aims at creating a comprehensive archaeological map of the region that includes detailed site plans as well as a reconstruction of the road system The mapping efforts will begin at Millo, which is the largest site in the valley and comprises ceremonial, residential and mortuary components. Millo was a complex crossroads of local cultural traditions and the major Andean civilizations such as Tiwanaku, Wari and Inka. Students in this project will work with a wide variety of tools, ranging from tape-measure, Total Station and differential GPS, to Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD and GIS.

South America - Peru - Balcon del Diablo

This field school will develop students' archaeology field methods knowledge as well as knowledge on Inca society, history and material culture. The student will also have the opportunity to visit the city, museums, and learn about Peruvian and Andean culture.

South America - Peru - Caylán Archaeological Project

Application Deadline: 2010-03-01 Located on the desert coast of Peru, Caylán gained international recognition in the 1960s. The size and complexity of the stone monuments helped Caylán to secure a privileged position as one of the most puzzling and important ancient urban centers in coastal South America the region. In 2009, an international team of archaeologists, led by David Chicoine, initiated the first scientific excavations at Caylán as part of a long-term research program aimed at documenting the origins of urbanism in the Andes. Students and volunteers are now invited to join the 2010 field season and gain first-hand experience on the fascinating world of Peruvian archaeology.

South America - Peru - Cuzco - Inca Fortress Archaeological Project

Students in this project will learn basic archaeological field methods excavating in the Sachsaywhaman (pronounced saxy-waman) Archaeological Park, the largest and most monumental building complex built by the Incas. Students will also be learning of the culture and history of the Andes by living and studying in this diverse and historically important region. Students will be living and working at a high elevation (11,600 feet above sea level) in the colonial and Inca city of Cuzco. Sachsaywhaman is located walking distance from our home in the historic core of Cuzco. The city of Cuzco is considered the archaeological capital of South America and offers a wide range of daytime and nighttime activities.

South America - Peru - Cuzco Archaeology for Engineers (Paleo-Hydrology)

A defining feature of all great civilizations of the past has been their engineering achievements in constructing and maintaining their social and civic infrastructure. This project is focused on the understanding of the hydrological systems of the Incas, one of the largest pre-industrial agro state on the ancient world. Students will learn basic methods and theory of civil and hydraulic engineering as well as the culture and history of the Andes by living and studying in this diverse and historically important region. The program takes place at a high elevation (10,600 feet above sea level) and requires a degree of physical stamina. Cuzco is considered to be the archaeological capital of South America.

South America - Peru - Pukara Archaeological Project

Pukara is located in the breathtaking Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru and is well known for its massive architecture, impressive multi-colored pottery, and elaborate stone carvings. Since 2000, the Pukara Archaeological Project has been actively mapping and excavating in various areas of this 2000-yearold site. During summer 2010, students will have an opportunity to excavate in both residential and ritual areas, process and analyze artifacts, and learn the basics of site mapping while working with an experienced team of American and Peruvian archaeologists. The program will also include a number of cultural and archaeological field trips around the Lake Titicaca Basin.

South America - Peru - Vitor Archaeological Project

The Vitor Valley of southern Perú is located 40 km west from the vibrant city of Arequipa. It has a long history of human occupation spanning at least 4,000 years. Millo is the most impressive site in the valley and includes ceremonial, residential and mortuary components with important evidence for Tiwanaku, Wari and Inka presence. This program allows students to explore the relationship between complex societies and their local environments based on interpretation of diverse lines of evidence such as architecture, road systems and mortuary practices. Students will conduct fieldwork at Millo and work on an ongoing Peruvian research project with direct involvement in excavation, survey and laboratory activities.

US - Alaska - Broken Mammoth Paleoindian Site, Eastern Beringia

2010-05-05 The Broken Mammoth site is one of the oldest sites in Beringia and North America, and offers the best organic preservation of any site in interior Alaska. It has a 2m loess deposit with a series of paleosols dating to 12,000 C14 yr BP, containing "Beringian Tradition" materials such as "Chindadn" triangular points, mammoth ivory tools, and well-preserved remains from bison, elk, caribou, moose, small game, and a variety of birds. Students spend 2 weeks learning appropriate excavation techniques on upper levels, and 3 weeks excavating the Paleoindian materials.

US - Arizona - Migrant Material Culture Project Ethnoarchaeology of Undocumented Migration

Since the mid-1990s, thousands of undocumented migrants from Mexico and beyond have been entering the U.S. through the harsh Sonora Desert of Arizona on foot. Migrants carry backpacks loaded with food, clothing and provisions and often walk for days to reach places such as Tucson and Phoenix. Along the way people will eat, sleep, and discard artifacts at temporary migrant campsites known as "lay-up" sites. The Migrant Material Culture Project studies lay-up sites using traditional archaeological methods along with ethnography to better understand the complex social, political, economic, and environmental issues currently surrounding modern undocumented migration into the United States.

US - Arizona - Petrified Forest Archaeological Survey

The Petrified Forest Archaeological Survey is a collaborative project involving archaeologists from UCLA and Petrified Forest National Park. Students will contribute to ongoing research investigating ancestral Pueblo village formation, mobility practices, environmental impacts, and cultural resource preservation practices in the iconic Petrified Forest National Park of northern Arizona. As part of this research, students will be assisting National Park Service archaeologists in a myriad of activities protecting cultural resources for future generations, including the documentation and protection of some of the thousands of archaeological sites in the park. Students will receive training in archaeological field methods, the application of archaeological science in the National Park Service, and the management of cultural resources on public lands. Primary activities include pedestrian archaeological survey, site mapping, rerecording of poorly documented sites, and assessment of current site conditions. Depending on scheduling, students may also participate in other archaeological activities ongoing on the park, including geophysical mapping of buried sites, stabilization of historic structures, and test excavation at a late nineteenth century stagecoach stop.

US - Arizona - Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.

NAU, in partnership with the Kaibab-Vermilion Cliffs Heritage Alliance and the Bureau of Land Management, offers this field school based out the headquarters of the Grand Canyon Trust's Kane and Two Mile Ranches in the House Rock Valley north of the Grand Canyon. This intensive archaeological field school is designed for graduate and undergraduate students to gain practical hands-on experience. Earning four hours of course credit, field school students will be instructed in methods of survey, excavation, and artifact analysis, and will also learn about cultural resource management and ecological restoration.

US - Arkansas - University of Arkansas Historical Archeology Field School at Historic Washington, AR

Application Deadline: 2010-05-10 The 2010 University of Arkansas Summer Field School in archeology at Historic Washington State Park will take place in Summer I, from May 17 through June 11, 2010. During this intensive four-week course students will learn the basic techniques of archeological excavation while working at Historic Washington State Park near Hope, Arkansas. Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town in and one of the most historic places in Arkansas.

US - California - Catalina (Pimu) Island Field Archaeology Project

Santa Catalina Island is an important hub for the intermingling of people and the exchange of ideas and objects. Surrounded by rich marine and lithic resources, Island people were contributors to an extensive trade network throughout southern California and the Southwest. This field school provides students with a practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods as well as the application of cultural resource and environmental law and policies within a land conservancy. All this happens while being immersed in 9,000 years of cultural history with lectures given by local experts, Tongva tribal members, and research professionals.

US - California - Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Ecological Field Course

Analyses of archaeological vertebrate remains can address problems that range from past human subsistence strategies and paleoecology to paleoclimatic reconstruction. Addressing such issues involves first, the identification of the animal remains, and second, the interpretation of those remains. These two components of zooarchaeology serve as the main goals of this hands-on, laboratory-based, field course. Students can learn how to identify fragmentary vertebrate remains from archaeological contexts in the western U.S. Topics which will be covered include the nature of the archaeofaunal record, units of quantification, taphonomy, the selective utilization of animals, and foraging theory. Additional experience in both vertebrate identification and interpretation will be gained through the completion of a problem-oriented study and the results presented at a conference.

US - California - San Bernardino National Forest/CSU San Bernardino Applied Archeology Field School

2010-06-11 In 2010, the San Bernardino National Forest and California State University San Bernardino are offering the Fifth Applied Archaeology Field School. Our field school will provide you with all of the field training and experience you will need to get your first job as an archaeological technician with state or federal agencies, or with private cultural resource management firms. These are the same basic skills you will need in order to conduct research archaeology. This is a "hands-on" field school; you will learn by doing. We stress teamwork, cooperation, and accomplishment.

US - California - UC Davis Summer Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-04-30 The 2010 UC Davis field school will take place in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Mariposa County, California, from June 21st through July 30th. This unique area has a fascinating record of human occupation stretching from about 10,000 years ago until after Euroamerican contact. The research will focus on detecting changes in prehistoric subsistence and mobility patterns through time. The field school will continue UC Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work. Students will be instructed in activities including excavation techniques, survey, lab work, cataloging, and analysis. The six week course will also include guest lectures from visiting professors and other professionals. The field school welcomes anyone who is a college-level student. Non-UC Davis students are welcome. There are no prerequisites for this course, but an introductory archaeology class is highly recommended.

US - California - Wind Wolves Reserve - Connecting Rock-Art and Environment

Located in the heart of interior South-Central California, the Wind Wolves Reserve 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. This project allows students to directly investigate a series of sites that link rock-art to society within particular environmental surroundings. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to utilize cutting edge laser equipment in scanning and mapping. This project truly is redefining not only the archaeology of an under-explored interior Californian landscape, but is advancing the global study of rock-art by linking it to the environment in an unprecedented excavation and cutting edge digital documentation approach.

US - Colorado - Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-03-31 Fort Lewis College will again offer its six-week training course in field archaeology during the summer of 2010, under the direction of Mona Charles. Field work will be conducted at the Old Fort Lewis Campus near Durango, Colorado and at a prehistoric site along the Florida River, both in La Plata County. Intensive instruction in archaeological inventory, compass and tape mapping, Total Station mapping, remote sensing (electrical resistance and magnetometer), GPS and GIS, and limited excavations will be the focus of this six week field school. The field school is a required class in the Fort Lewis Anthropology Department's Cultural Resource Management certificate. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the rich prehistoric and historic heritage of Southwest Colorado while gaining knowledge and skills in field archaeology. A field trip is planned to visit archaeological ruins and rock art across the Four Corners and along the San Juan River in Southeast Utah.

US - Connecticut - Mohegan-UCONN Archaeological Field School

2010-06-14 The 2010 Mohegan-UCONN Archaeological Field School is set to enter its 16th consecutive summer making it one of the oldest and most successful fieldwork collaboration with any Native American tribal government. Our mission is to investigate both pre- and postEuropean contact historic resources in and around the historic Mohegan reservation which was founded in the late 17th century.

US - Connecticut - UConn Field School in Battlefield Archaeology

2010-05-15 The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archeology at the site of the Pequot fortified village at Mystic. The village was attacked and burned by a force of 300 English and Native allies on May 26, 1637, resulting in the massacre of over 400 Pequot Men, women and children. The "Battle of Mystic Fort" is funded by a grant 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 (1636-1638). Visit for additional information about the project

US - Florida - Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-05-25 The Lighthouse Maritime Archaeological Program will be conducting an underwater archaeological field school June 8-26, 2009. The field school will focus on the testing of an unidentified ballast pile to make a determination whether it represents the remains of the Confederate privateer Jefferson Davis, lost on the St. Augustine bar in August 1861 after the most successful cruise of the entire war. Students will be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation, and basic conservation laboratory methodology.

US - Idaho - Cooper's Ferry Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-06-15 The OSU Archaeology Field School, led by Dr. Loren Davis, will be returning to resume excavations at the Cooper's Ferry site in the summer of 2010. 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. Current OSU students and non-OSU students are welcome to apply. Apply soon to be a part of the 2010 OSU expedition to the Cooper's Ferry site.

US - Illinois - Kampsville Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-06-01 Whether you are a beginning or an advanced student, you can earn credit through a wide variety of field and laboratory courses. Held at the Center for American Archeologys research and education headquarters in Kampsville, Illinois, these ASU courses offer handson experience in field and laboratory settings, interaction with a collegial network of professors and students and mentoring in original research by eminent scholars.

US - Illinois - Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Kincaid Mounds Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-05-07 Archaeology is FUN...come find out why! This summer's archaeological field school will take place at the amazing Mississippian period mound center of Kincaid, located in southernmost Illinois. Spanning AD 10001450, this National Register site was once home to hundreds of Native Americans who were involved in a complex religious and political sphere spanning the southeastern U.S. Offered both as 4 and 8 week courses, students will earn 3-6 university credit hours while learning standard North American field and laboratory techniques, "hands-on." Other topics covered in this course include survey, Cultural Resource Management laws, the prehistory of the Eastern Woodlands, archaeological ethics, and the benefits and pitfalls of group living. Sign up today and start making prehistory!

US - Illinois/Missouri - Southeast Missouri State University Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-05-07 Uncover the great mysteries of ancient North America! This field school will take place at TWO amazing prehistoric sites dating to the Mississippian period (AD 1000-1450). The first two weeks we will excavate at the major mound center of Kincaid, in southernmost Illinois. This National Register site was once home to hundreds of Native Americans who were involved in a complex religious and political sphere spanning the southeastern U.S. The second site (South Cape) is a smaller contemporaneous village nearby. South Cape boasts many unusual finds, excellent preservation, and was once surrounded by a large fortification wall. The opportunity to dig at both sites will give you a unique perspective on the variability in lifestyles during one time-slice of the past.

US - Kansas - Archaeological Field School

2010-05-14 The Kansas Archaeological Field School will focus on Quarry Creek, a major site of the Kansas City Hopewell culture that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places property and located on the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas military reservation. The coeducational field school provides students with basic and advanced training in archaeological excavation and in basic laboratory techniques as time permits. Students participate in a problem-oriented research project designed to provide significant information on the archaeology of the Central Plains. During the field school, students devote full time on weekdays to field school activities; all enrollees must participate for the duration of the field school. No prior archaeological experience is necessary.

US - Kentucky - University of Kentucky Archaeological Field School at Fox Farm

Application Deadline: 2010-05-15 Field school is 6 credits, and students will learn basic archaeological survey and excavation techniques. Focus is on obtaining information on site structure and organization of Fox Farm (15MS1), which was occupied in the Middle and Late Fort Ancient periods (AD 1100 to 1650). Fox Farm is one of the largest Fort Ancient sites, and it contains dense midden with excellent preservation of ceramics, bone, and carbonized botanical remains.

US - Maine - 2010 Damariscotta River Association Field School

2010-07-10 The focus of this year's work will be the continued excavation of the Bryant-Barker Tavern site (17651803) in Newcastle, Maine. Participants will excavate, record, identify artifacts found and write field notes as well as study a 1772 probate inventory. The site was home to shipwright Nathaniel Bryant who in addition to building sailing vessels, operated a tavern which was, "much resorted to by travelers and others." All levels of experience or no experience is welcome.

US - Maine - Abbe Museum Archaeological Field School

2010-06-01 The Abbe Museum's annual archaeological field will be excavating an exciting shell midden site on the coast of Maine. Excavations in the 1930s and again in 1990s uncovered a wide variety of stone and bone tools, pottery, and animal bones, along with evidence of living floors, fire hearths and activity areas. Spend a week in a beautiful place while learning about the Native people of Maine.

US - Maryland - Material in Context: Ceramics and Archeology

Application Deadline: 2010-04-09 This 6-week course is directed towards professional Archaeologists and students of Archeology who would like to better understand the methods, materials and cultural processes that go into the creation of pottery and other ceramic wares. The class teaches basic ceramic crafting techniques within a scientific, historical, and theoretical context, and walks the students through the entire process of preparing, shaping, decorating and firing clay from a functional, aesthetic, chemical, and cultural perspective. The mix of hands-on practice, short lectures, and in-class discussion will culminate with a firing of the students' work in a traditional pit-kiln. Archaeologists and Archaeology students are given first preference for this class, but non-archaeologists are welcome pending availability.

US - Maryland - Towson University Archaeological Field School

2010-05-22 Prehistoric site with intact components ranging from Paleoindian to Contact (Susquehannock ca. AD 1600. Site is in cultivated field and is an excellent opportunity to excavate features and learn about deep site alluvial stratigraphy. Work in conjunction with Archeological Society of Maryland memebers.

US - Massachusetts - 2010 UMass Amherst Field School in Archaeology

2010-05-01 The 2010 Archaeological Field School will focus on pre-contact and historic period studies at Harvard Universitys Long Term Ecological Research program at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA. The Harvard Forest consists of over 3000 acres of land, and is one of the oldest and most extensively studied forest landscapes in North America. The goal of the field school is to apply archaeological methodologies to research questions concerning pre-contact and historic period land use and forest ecology.

US - Massachusetts - Middleborough Little League Site

2010-07-02 This 3-6 undergraduate or graduate credit course has an initial training session in Room 112 of the Conant Science Building, followed by all-day (9 AM ­ 4:30 PM) field sessions at the highly productive Middleborough Little League Site in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Extensive testing during 1998 - 2002 and 2006 - 2009 revealed a very significant Early Archaic to Late Woodland (8,100 ­ 1,100 years ago) processing station for ceremonial items. We will continue to test a portion of the area which has not been explored before last year, to determine if there are additional concentrations of ceremonial materials (quartz crystals, paint stones, polished pebbles, pendants, etc.), as well as other tools reflecting the everyday life of the Native American inhabitants.

US - Michigan - Grand Island Archaeological Field School

2010-04-12 The Grand Island Archaeological Research Program is dedicated to understanding the entire history of Grand Island from the first inhabitants during the Late Archaic (2,000 BC), throughout the Woodland Periods right up to contact with Euro-Americans. The 2010 field season will focus on Woodland Period settlements along the south shore of the island. The focus of the proeject is on block style clearing excavation but students get experience in Phase II testing and Phase I survey as well. Students live as well as work on the island.

US - Michigan - The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

2010-03-19 You are invited to participate in the 35th annual archaeological field school directed by Dr. Michael Nassaney. The program will continue archaeological investigations of Fort St. Joseph, a mission-garrison-trading post complex established by the French in 1691 and occupied for nearly a century in Niles, Michigan. Since our initial field discovery in 1998, we have conducted systematic excavations to demonstrate the presence of undisturbed architectural remains, cultural deposits, and other features that have the potential to help us rewrite the history of colonialism in the western Great Lakes. We invite you to become a part of our archaeological team as we explore an important multi-ethnic fur-trading site, recover 18th century artifacts, and interpret them to the public.

US - Mississippi - Carson Mounds Field School

2010-06-16 This summer we will continue our work at the Carson Mound Group (located in northwestern Mississippi), one of the largest prehistoric ceremonial centers in the Mississippi alluvial valley. The 1894 Cyrus Thomas map shows more than 80 mounds at the site, although only the largest remain today. Our continuing research goals include relocation of destroyed mounds, better understanding the complex site structure, and evaluating the nature of flood deposits that cover much of the site. Students will become familiar with the tools of archaeology, from trowels to gradiometers. There will be a strong emphasis on cutting-edge geospatial instruments, which we have successfully employed at this and other sites in the region.

US - Nevada - Public Archaeology of the Twentieth Century, Reno, Nevada

Application Deadline: 2010-04-15 Sharing the story of the past is an essential aspect of archaeology. Help us uncover the stories of miners who eked out a living in northwestern Nevada during the first half of the 20th-century, and engage in communicating this information to the general public.

US - New Hampshire - 2010 SCRAP Field School: Capitol Region Survey

Application Deadline: 2010-05-31 This will be a survey to discover and evaluate prehistoric sites in the south-central uplands around Concord, NH. Previous surveys have documented sites along the upper portions of tributaries to the Merrimack River in this region. The field school will focus on developing a research design to identify site locations, reconnaissance through walkover survey, shovel test surveys and applications of GIS capabilities to refine survey areas. Students will be taught basic field recovery and artifact identification skills as well as taking advantage of the NHDHR archaeological laboratory facilities in Concord for learning basic archaeological laboratory processing methods. Students will also be taught basics of field mapping and related environmental recordation.

US - New Mexico - 2010 ENMU Archaeological Field School at the Blackwater Draw Site

2010-05-03 ENMU is sponsoring a 5-week summer field school at the Clovis site, Blackwater Draw Locality #1, near Portales, New Mexico. The Blackwater Draw Site is widely recognized as one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America. It consists of a series of Clovis, Folsom, Late Paleoindian, and Archaic period kill and camp localities situated around the margins of a Pleistocene spring-fed pond. Students will receive training in excavation techniques, site mapping, archaeological survey, sediment and stratigraphic description, and field-based artifact and faunal analysis.

US - New Mexico - San Juan College Totah Archaeological Project Field School

2010-06-07 The San Juan College Totah Archaeogical Project Field School runs from June 7 to July 16, 2010. The ANTH 288 course is worth 9 credits at a cost of $32 per credit for in-state students and $70 pr credit for out-of state students. A $200 supply fee is also charged. This year we will be working at the Point site, a large prehistoric Anasazi Chaco-phase greathouse/village. We will continue excavation of the great kiva which was found through testing last year.

US - New Mexico - University of Missouri 2010 Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-04-23 The University of Missouri (MU) is sponsoring a field school at 76 Draw, a Casas Grandes Medio period (AD 1200-1450) site near Deming in southern New Mexico. Field training will focus on learning site survey and mapping procedures, excavation technique, and approaches to artifact analysis in a field laboratory setting under the direction of Dr. Christine VanPool (MU), Dr. Todd L. VanPool (MU), and Dr. Gordon F.M. Rakita (University of North Florida).

US - North Dakota - Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for NonDestructive Investigations in the 21st Century

Application Deadline: 2010-04-30 This workshop is designed to provide a practical application of geophysical equipment and aerial photographic techniques available for the identification, evaluation, and ultimately, the conservation and protection of cultural resources. The field exercises associated with the course will concentrate on the application of these techniques to archeological investigations. Instruction will be given in the use, processing, and interpretation of data from magnetometers, conductivity meters, resistivity meters, ground penetrating radar, metal detectors, and magnetic susceptibility instruments and their applications to non-destructive subsurface investigations. The major emphasis of the training will be on the field use of the equipment. Instruction will also be offered in the use of and interpretation of aerial photographic techniques, and in the use of low altitude large scale aerial reconnaissance.

US - North Dakota - Elbee Site 2010 Archeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-04-16 The University of North Dakota's 2010 Archeological Field School will be held at the Elbee and Karishta archeological sites, located within the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Mercer County, ND. The multi-component Elbee site contains as many as eight cultural components, the most prominent being a Plains Village occupation (A.D. 1520-1630). Recent river erosion has exposed two features and artifacts along the entire length of the site. In 2010, students will learn standard archeological excavation procedures during the conduct of salvage excavations designed to acquire as much archeological information as possible, before the features and artifacts are lost to future erosion.

US - Ohio - Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Archaeology Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-06-01 We are offering a five week field school (six credit hours earned) for undergraduate college students, graduating high school seniors, incoming first year college students, non-traditional adult students, and for degree holding students who wish to gain field experience or expand their knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity to gain archaeological experience as well as learn about the American Civil War and the prison system. In addition to the field experience, there will be laboratory sessions in the archaeology lab on the Heidelberg University campus. No previous experience is required. Enrollment must be for the full five weeks.

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

Application 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 years 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 - Pennsylvania - Speaker's House Field School

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 - Texas - 2010 Courson Archaeological Research Field School

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

Application 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 [email protected] for more info, or visit our website: 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 - Idaho State University Field School

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

Application 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

2010-05-31 Excavations at a multi-component prehistoric site(Early Archaic through Late Prehistoric) on Hondo Creek, Medina County, Texas Excavations at historic site (mid-19th century)in downtown Castroville, Texas Survey in Medina County Laboratory at TAS campsite in Hondo, Texas

US - Virginia - Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Field School

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 18thcentury 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 - Jamestown Summer Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-04-24 Jamestown Summer Field school June 7 - July 16, 2010. The field school will be conducted at the Jamestown Rediscovery excavations on Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Focus of the excavations will be on uncovering the recently discovered remains of the 1607 James Fort and the adjoining 1608 James Town.

US - Virginia - Montpelier Archaeology Field School

2010-04-15 The Montpelier Archaeology Field School, set on the lifelong home of James Madison, fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution," will be held in two sessions between the dates of May 17 to July 23, 2010. Accredited by James Madison University (VA) and SUNY Plattsburgh (NY), the 2010 field schools and programs will involve intensive archaeological investigation of the "Stable Quarter," or the area between the modern Visitors Center and the southern edge of the formal yard. Previous surveys have revealed work yards and middens associated with slave quarters, and what may be the foundation to the stable.

US - Washington - CRM Archaeological Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-05-21 The class will focus on professional archaeological field methods, Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and historic interpretations of modern landscapes. Course work will include comprehensive analysis of artifact identification, systematic pedestrian survey, controlled excavation, and mapping with GPS and Total Station technology. Introductory training will be also be provided in regard to remote sensing technologies.

US - Washington - Fort Spokane Field School

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 - Washington - Wenas Creek Mammoth Field School

Application Deadline: 2010-05-01 The Wenas Creek Mammoth Project focuses on the excavation of a late Pleistocene mammoth, associated artifacts and faunas, while placing these in their physical geographic context. The field school is open to anyone eligible for college credits (college student or not), and may be audited by those not wanting college credit. Participants may spend up to one week on an exchange field school of archaeological survey. For more detailed information, please visit

US - Wyoming - 2010 Utah State University Field School

Application 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

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/Caribbean - Florida - PAST Foundation Underwater Archaeology Field School - Slobodna

Application Deadline: 2010-06-30 Shipwrecks in dynamic environments do not give up information easily. The late 19th century Polish cotton carrier is spread across Molasses Reef in the Florida Keys. Understanding the systematic pattern of wrecking can provide valuable insight for other sites in similar dynamic situations. The new find of Slobodna wreckage is an excellent opportunity to combine learning, research and action in underwater archaeology while providing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with detailed information that promotes stewardship. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on experience, participants will work with material culture, learn archaeological techniques and produce a publishable report of the teams work on the newly found site of Slobodna.

US/Pacific - Hawaii - Plantation Heritage of Hawaii

2010-06-16 The 20th annual University of Hawaii 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 Hawaiis 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

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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