Preservation Archaeology Museum Curation and Survey Field School

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Location: Silver City, NM 88061, USA

Season: June 19, 2024 to July 30, 2024

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
This project is an RPA certified field school

Archaeology Southwest, Western New Mexico University, and the University of Arizona

Project Director:
Karen Schollmeyer

Project Description:

Learn collections-based research, museum curation, experimental archaeology, and archaeological survey while investigating how households cooperated in 11th-century southwest New Mexico. Field trips to archaeological sites, contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record. Our staff’s backgrounds include CRM, academic, and nonprofit work.

Period(s) of Occupation: Classic Mimbres (AD 1000-1130)

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 7 weeks (full session)

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No experience required; at least one archaeology course preferred

Room and Board Arrangements:
Undergraduate tuition and fees are $5,566 for 7 upper-division U of Arizona credit hours. Transportation during the course, supplies, and all field trip costs will be covered by this course fee. Housing and food are available in our group block of WNMU dorms ($1140) and campus meal plans (about $660), or students may choose to make their own arrangements. Unfortunately no additional funding is available this year.

Academic Credit:
7 credit hours (lab and field) from either University of Arizona or Western New Mexico University (student's choice)

Contact Information:

Dr. Karen Schollmeyer

Archaeology Southwest, 281 N Stone Ave





Phone: (520) 882-6946

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