COVID-19 NOTICE: Please be sure to reach out to the project contact to find out the status of their upcoming season. Many projects have cancelled fieldwork for 2020 and the information below may not reflect that.
Season: June 21, 2021 to July 2, 2021
Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
Deadline Type: Rolling
Strawbery Banke Mmuseum
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:
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.
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