Location: Blue Creek, Orange Walk District, Belize
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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3.5 weeks
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.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none