Location: Portsmouth, NH, USA
Season: June 15, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Deadline Type: Rolling
Strawbery Banke Museum
This course is intended to offer students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields, hands-on training in field and lab methodology. Field trips, museum tours by experts, and required readings on Historical Archaeology will introduce students to various areas of historic specialization. Students will work in the Carter Collections Center laboratory to gain experience in processing, identifying, and cataloging artifacts recovered from the c. 1803 Yeaton-Walsh House, c. 1695 Sherburne House, and c. 1750 Penhallow House sites. Students are expected to prepare a blog post to describe artifacts to museum visitors and will participate in hosting an open house for museum visitors and other invited guests.
Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks
Minimum Age: 16
Experience Required: This field school does not require previous archaeological experience, though coursework in anthropology, archaeology, or history might be helpful.
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation. A limited number of spaces in museum housing may be available – please inquire.
Students may arrange to receive academic credit through their university. Students who have received credit in the past have arranged an independent study with their program. The field school director is available to discuss requirements with students’ advisors.
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