Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
The 2012 Santa Clara University summer field school in historical archaeology offers students hands-on training in archaeological methods in the heart of Silicon Valley. Students will learn skills including site mapping, archaeological excavation, field recording, and basic laboratory procedures through an investigation into the historic cultural landscape directly north of the Santa Clara campus. Excavations will focus on areas known to have housed Native Americans who lived and worked at the Spanish colonial mission of Santa Clara de Asís. More recent deposits including those related to an early German immigrant community will likely also be encountered.
Period(s) of Occupation: Historical
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Entire field season
Room and Board Arrangements
Tuition includes on-campus housing. Students not requiring housing may enroll at a lower cost. Students will be responsible for their own meals. Options include SCU dining facilities, local restaurants, or student preparation of meals (a large supermarket and weekly farmers market are within walking distance; kitchens may be available with on-campus housing).