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Coastal Ecuador Archaeology

Location: Salango, Manabi, Ecuador

June 23, 2018 to August 5, 2018

Session dates: 
6/23/18 - 8/5/18

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Deadline Type: 

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Florida Atlantic University

Project Director:

Valentina L. Martinez

Project Description

The Florida Atlantic University archaeological field program in Ecuador is in its 21st year of operation. The program’s explicit attention is to the goal of creating field archaeologists and it incorporates a multinational and multidisciplinary team of investigators.  It is oriented towards providing intensive and comprehensive training in archaeological field methods and interpretation as well as a module on human remains.  Besides excavation and survey training, the program includes weekly lectures that focus on the process and theory of archaeological research and the prehistory of coastal Ecuador. The field school area of interest is the southern Manabí province, Ecuador, and fieldwork takes place at cloud forest sites. Program runs June 23 – August 5.

Period(s) of Occupation: Valdivia through Manteno

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
Strong interest in archaeology

Room and Board Arrangements

Rooms are provided by the Salango Research Center, owned and operated by the Comuna Salango.  Rooms have bathrooms and showers.

Board is provided as part of the program and is prepared by local village pesonnel with a long history of working with our program.

$3552.00 program cost. Includes program, room, board, in-country travel.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Florida Atlantic University
Number of credits offered Up to 6 credits


Contact Information
Valentina Martinez
Department of Anthropology, FAU
Boca Raton