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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers:
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.