Archaeology of College Hill

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Location: Providence, RI, US

Season: June 27, 2018 to August 8, 2018

Application Deadline: June 26, 2018

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

Brown University's Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Project Director:
Pinar Durgun (Brown University) and Peter van Dommelen (Brown University)

Project Description:

For the first time ever, we’re offering Archaeology of College Hill this summer! It’s a field school right in Providence, and students actually excavate an archaeological site.

Archaeology of College Hill has been an ongoing field school, excavating each fall since 2006.  The Brown University team has worked at multiple sites in the area immediately surrounding the university’s main campus. Begun in the fall of 2006 at the First Baptist Church in America, the field school moved in fall 2008 to the John Brown House Museum, and to the “Quiet Green” of Brown University in 2012. In Fall 2015, excavations began at Moses Brown School, on the East Side of Providence.

The class meets 3 days a week, June 27-August 8. Students get full course credit, equivalent to an academic-year Brown course.

Students can register now through June 26th through the Brown University School of Professional Studies, which also includes information on tuition, fees, and housing. 

Help us discover more about the traces of the material past that might be right under our feet.

Providence is a great place to spend the summer!

Period(s) of Occupation: Late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements:
Brown University student housing Cost:

Academic Credit:
credits offered by Brown University. Tuition is .

Contact Information:

Joukowsky Institute

60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912




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