Preservation Archaeology Museum Curation and Survey Field School

Location: Silver City, NM 88061, USA

Season: June 5, 2024 to July 23, 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)

We have applied for funding that will allow undergraduate students to receive a stipend to support their attendance, please check our website in February for information.

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:
If our grant funding application is unsuccessful, the field school will cost $4,886 per student excluding tuition. This includes all lodging, food, and transportation during the 7-week field school. (We will be able to decrease this fee to $1,200 per student excluding tuition if our grant application is successful, as well as providing undergraduates with a stipend. Watch for updates in February!)

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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