Location: New London , CT, US
Season: June 19, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Application Deadline: April 5, 2019
Deadline Type: Rolling
Institute for Field Research, Connecticut College, Royal Ontario Museu, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Craig N. Cipolla
The Mohegan field school studies colonial-era sites on the Mohegan Reservation in an innovative collaborative setting. The study of reservation households sheds new light on the rhythms and materiality of everyday life during tumultuous times while providing valuable perspectives on the long-term outcomes of colonial repression, survivance, interaction, and exchange. The field school brings together students and staff of diverse backgrounds to learn about colonial history, the history of North American archaeology, and—most importantly—the often-troubled relationship between archaeologists and indigenous communities. The field school runs as an equal partnership between the Tribe and an academic archaeologist.
Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Participants are required to stay for the full duration of the field school.
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: Prior experience is not required to participate in this program.
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students will live in the comfortable, but modest, student dormitories in New London, Connecticut. Students will have their own private rooms (with bed, mattress, and dresser) along with access to a communal bathroom. Rooms are NOT air conditioned, so please bring (or plan to purchase) a window fan to keep your room cool. Students will have access to wireless internet while on campus. All meals are provided through the college cafeteria. Students eat breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria, but are expected to pack a lunch for each day in the field. The cafeteria caters to most dietary restrictions, e.g., vegetarians, food allergy sufferers. Meals are served 7 days a week (even on non-work days) except for July 4th. On that day, all students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own meals. Cost: Room and Board is covered in the tuition of the program.
8 Semester Credits credits offered by Connecticut College. Tuition is $3,230.
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