Central Washington University Bioarchaeology Field School in Ecuador

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Location: Salango, M, EC

Season: August 11, 2020 to September 4, 2020

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Central Washington University

Project Director:
Dr. Nikki Jastremski

Project Description:

The Central Washington Bioarchaeology Field School in Ecuador provides students the opportunity to analyze previously excavated Pre-Columbian human skeletal remains in a laboratory setting. Students will gain experience in a range of osteological techniques including inventory procedures, conservation, estimating age, sex, pathologies, trauma, and taphonomic factors. Students will produce a technical report to be given to the community of their results. Additional activities include lectures, trips to archaeological and ethnographic musuems and sites, and an optional whale watching/snorkeling excursion to nearby Salango Island.

Period(s) of Occupation: Pre-Columbian

Bioarchaeology in coastal Ecuador

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Human Osteology course required.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Room and board is taken care of in the program fee. We will be staying at the Centro Investigaciones y Museo Salango (Research Center and Salango Museum). All weekday meals are included and 2 weekend meals are included. Cost: Program Cost is $3866.00 for 5 students and $3642.00 for 7 students. This does not include airfare or tuition.

Academic Credit:
1-3 credits offered by Central Washington University. Tuition is about $713.08 for WA residents and about $2211.19 for out of state.

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicole Jastremski

Dept. of Anthropology, MS7544, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way





Phone: 509.963.2215

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