Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
The University of Leicester and the federally recognized Mohegan Tribe are working together to study archaeological sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut (established in 1671). As part of the process of investigating present and former tribal lands, the Mohegan Archaeological Field School engages in archaeological research at pre-European sites as well as early historic and reservation-era sites. The Mohegan Field School, now in its 19th year, works under direct supervision of Dr. Craig Cipolla (University of Leicester) and staff members of the Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office as authorized by the Mohegan Council of Elders.
During the course, students will learn the basics of archaeological fieldwork, from survey and testing to more intensive excavation methods and interpretation. Most of the course is comprised of archaeological fieldwork at Mohegan sites, or land that is of historic importance to the tribe. Students have the option of enrolling in either a 20 or 40 UK credit version of the course. Of note, the 40-credit version is approximately the same as a 6-credit field school through an American college of university. Transfer credits are available.
Period(s) of Occupation: historical archaeology, with earlier periods
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Tuition includes room and board at local college dorms (including 3 meals per day and internet access); daily transport to and from the site is also included