Location: Chestertown, MD, US
Season: May 20, 2019 to July 12, 2019
Deadline Type: Contact for details
Field school, Volunteer
Prof. John L. Seidel, Washington College, and Prof. Julie Markin, Washington College
Washington College’s 2019 Summer Archaeology Field School offers students experience in all phases of archaeological investigation, with half of the experience on a prehistoric site and the other half on an historic site. This 8-credit course runs for 8 weeks, from May 20 to July 12, 2019.
Session 1 (May 20-June 14) is at the Jug Bay Wetalnds Sanctuary in partnership with the Lost Towns Project, documenting the effects of climate change over 10,000 years of human occupation. Session 2 (June 17-July 12) takes place on the Eastern Shore site of Andelot Farm(1680-1720), exploring the earliest English settlement of the region and colonial adaptations to a new environment. Students will learn suveying, excavation, recording, documention, artifact identification, and lab analysis.
For undergraduate credit, students must enroll in both sessions (ANT 29610 & 296-20). Tuition is $3,500 and includes housing at both sites. Meal costs are not included. Interested students or volunteers should contact Prof. Seidel or Prof. Markin via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Period(s) of Occupation: American prehistory (10,000 BP to Contact Period) Early Colonial
This opportunity is unusual in giving students experience in a wide range of time periods (early prehistory through colonial) on two sites, with varying approaches and field methods.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: No minimum lnegth for volunteers; 8 weeks for students.
Minimum Age: 16
Experience Required: No experience required
Room and Board Arrangements:
Hosuing included in $3500 fee. Meals not included. Cost:
8 credits offered by Washington College. Tuition is $,3500 US.
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