Dos Hombres Archaeological Project

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Dos Hombres, Day 1 of field school 2011
2010 Crew

Location: Blue Creek, Orange Walk District, Belize

Season Dates: May 19, 2013 - June 16, 2013
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013


Discount for AIA members: 10%

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Elon University

Project Director: Dr. Rissa Trachman

Project Description

The Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize takes place in northwestern Belize, Central America and is an exciting and fun way to get involved with original, archaeological discovery and research. You may earn credit as an internship at Elon University (for Elon students) or at your home institution.  Students will have the opportunity to learn archaeological methods including mapping and excavation techniques, artifact analysis, and soils identification, as well as studying ancient Maya culture, Belizean culture, and tropical forest ecology.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit a few of the nearby archaeological sites, including one that has been excavated and restored for tourism, the third largest Maya site in Belize, the site of Lamanai. The field school hosts students from across every discipline and from all over the world allowing for a diverse learning experience.  Movie nights, lectures, and group meals add to the atmosphere of learning but also create an opportunity for fun and making new friends.

Period(s) of Occupation: Late-Terminal Classic

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3.5 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements

Archaeology camp is set in the beautiful forest of northwestern Belize.  There are semi-permanent structures and studens can stay in the dorm building in rooms of four persons or in a tent (2 people each) provided by the project.

Cost: $2,000

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Dr. Rissa Trachman
Elon University, CB 2035
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 3362786632

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