Strawbery Banke Museum 2021 VIRTUAL Archaeological Field School

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Season: June 21, 2021 to July 2, 2021

Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Strawbery Banke Mmuseum

Project Director:
Alexandra Martin

Project Description:

This online course offers students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields, training in archaeological methodology. Because social science research has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologists are relying on mediated techniques to continue their research. This virtual field school offers a series of eight self-paced modules including material and digital techniques that participants explore and apply. The instructor provides recorded tours and videos from the museum grounds and lab, digital course readings, and virtual activities.

There is a specific focus on the c. 1750 Penhallow House, where archaeological field schools excavated thousands of artifacts from 2016-2018. The Penhallow House is currently the focus of a grant-funded rehabilitation effort to restore part of the house to its early 20th-century appearance when it was the home of an African American family. The course will culminate in participants’ development of an online Story Map and a blog post based on Penhallow artifact research.

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology

Although this course will be offered entirely online, local participants are invited to join Archaeologist Alexandra Martin on-site at the museum on Monday, June 21, 1-2:30 PM, for an in-person guided tour of the museum’s archaeological sites. Limited to 12 participants, first-come, first-served.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

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:

Academic Credit:
Students may arrange to receive academic credit through their university. The material in this course will occupy approximately 2-3 hours each day. 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.

Contact Information:

Alexandra Martin

PO Box 300




United States

Phone: (603) 422-7521

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