Connecticut: Mohegan – Institute for Field Research

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Location: New London , CT, US

Season: June 27, 2022 to July 28, 2022

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Institute for Field Research, Connecticut College, Royal Ontario Museum, University of Toronto, Canada, Mohegan Tribe

Project Director:
Dr. Craig N. Cipolla

Project Description:

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: Indigenous, Historical, Community 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 modest student dormitories at Connecticut College. Students will have their own private bedrooms—including single beds, mattresses, and dressers 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 (but please note that its quality has been variable over the last few years.) All meals are provided through the college cafeteria. Students eat breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria, and bag lunches are prepared for them Monday through Saturday (for the field). The cafeteria caters to most dietary restrictions, e.g., vegetarians, food allergy sufferers, but please let the director know if you have any special dietary requirements before you arrive. Meals are served 7 days a week (even on non-work days) except for July 4th. On that day, all students are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own meals.

Academic Credit:
8 Semester Credits credits offered by Connecticut College. Tuition is $3,320.

Contact Information:

Institute for Field Research

1855 Industrial St. Unit 106

Los Angeles




Phone: 424-209-1173

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