2019 Summer Field School in Archaeology

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Location: Chestertown, MD, US

Season: May 20, 2019 to July 12, 2019

Deadline Type: Contact for details


Program Type:
Field school, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Washington College

Project Director:
Prof. John L. Seidel, Washington College, and Prof. Julie Markin, Washington College

Project Description:

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: or

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:

Academic Credit:
8 credits offered by Washington College. Tuition is $,3500 US.

Contact Information:

Dr. John L. Seidel

300 Washington Avenue - Washington College





Phone: 410-810-7164

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