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Jamestown Field School

Location: Jamestown, Virginia, United States

June 4, 2012 to July 13, 2012

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 20, 2012

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Preservation Virginia and University of Virginia

Project Director:

William Kelso, Ph.D.

Project Description

The field school is designed to teach the methods and theories of fieldwork in American Historical Archaeology and offers both the untrained and experienced student the opportunity to learn the practical skills of excavation and recording. It also provides an excellent educational opportunity for teachers seeking recertification in the social studies content area.

The fieldwork will be conducted at the Jamestown Rediscovery excavations on Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Focus of the excavations will be on uncovering the recently discovered remains of the 1607 James Fort and the adjoining 1608 James Town.

In the course of excavations, students will learn to identify and interpret 17th-century European and Native American artifacts, as well as investigate features directly related to James Fort (1607-1625). This archaeological field school provides a unique opportunity for students to make a contribution to the research and interpretation of early 17th-century English-America.

Period(s) of Occupation: early 17th century English-America

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Air-conditioned housing with kitchen facilities will be offered to participants at a cost of $1,558 ($38 per day) at the College of William and Mary for the duration of the field school.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Virginia
Number of credits offered 6
$2,208 in-state and $4,542 out of state


Contact Information
Amanda Plumb
1365 Colonial Parkway
United States
757-229-4997 x100