Strawbery Banke Museum 2022 Archaeological Lab School

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Location: Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

Season: June 20, 2022 to July 1, 2022

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Strawbery Banke Museum

Project Director:
Alexandra Martin

Project Description:

This course is intended to offer students hands-on training in archaeological lab methodology. Students work in the Carter Collections Center laboratory to gain experience in processing, identifying, and cataloging artifacts recovered from recent excavations. This year, research focuses on analyzing archaeological resources recovered from the c. 1695 Sherburne House in advance of the house’s reinterpretation. Field trips, museum tours, and required readings on Historical and Public Archaeology introduce students to various areas of specialization, including artifact identification and conservation, research, and interpretation. Students are expected to prepare a blog post or interpretive panel to describe artifacts to museum visitors. According to one past student, the lab school “allowed us to really use our minds to have to research and interpret our artifacts.”

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology

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 should make their own arrangements to be in Portsmouth M-F. There may be limited space available in the on-campus housing for interns, please email!

Academic Credit:
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.

Contact Information:

PO Box 300




United States

Phone: (603) 422-7521

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