Location: Easton, MD, US
Season: May 29, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Deadline Type: Contact for details
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Mark P. Leone
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland invites you to be a part of our 2018 archaeological field school! Come be a part of researching the history of a 200-year-old African-American community that has invited us to be a part of preserving their heritage. The intensive, six-week field school devotes eight hours daily to on-site archaeological excavation, research, and community engagement. This summer, we will be excavating in Easton, Maryland. We will focus this year on an 18th-century free African American home that is part of a 200-year-old community. Students will learn excavation methods, stratigraphy, use of the 3D Laser Scanner, laboratory skills such as ceramic identification, and will also develop skills in relating the past to diverse audiences as we put together an interpretive public program to conclude the field school. This is a chance to take archaeology out of the classroom and see what it is really like.
Period(s) of Occupation: 18th Century
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements:
The field school meets daily in the field for approximately eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks. The daily starting time will change slightly over the course of the summer depending on the weather and students should be flexible. Housing is available in Easton, MD, where we will spend the majority of our time but students may also choose to drive themselves to the site each day. Cost:
6 credits offered by University of Maryland, College Park. Tuition is We are pleased to offer in-state tuition rates to all students, regardless of their state of residence. Interested students must register for either ANTH 496: Field Methods in Archaeology Sec XI11, (six undergraduate-level academic credits), ANTH 696: Field Methods in Archaeology Sec XI11, (six graduate-level academic credits), or a summer workshop. Students currently enrolled at UMCP can sign up for the program through Testudo. Application information for non-UMCP students can be found online at www.summer.umd.edu..
Samantha J. Lee
Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive
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