Location: Amherst, MA, US
Season: May 29, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Deadline Type: Contact for details
UMass Archaeological Services; UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology; UMass Division of Continuing and Professional Education; The Emily Dickinson Museum
Eric Johnson, Director UMass Archaeological Services; Julie Woods, Lab Supervisor, UMass Archaeological Services
Application for 2018 Summer Field School
Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Anthropology 577
Date of Birth:
Telephone (best way to reach you): email:
Current Mailing Address (if different from above):
College attending or employer:
Academic Status: (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad.):
PLEASE PROVIDE A CURRENT TRANSCRIPT (an unofficial photocopy is fine)
A. Previous Anthropology and related courses:
B. Previous field experience, if any (location, type, dates):
C. Other experience (e.g. archival work, surveying, lab courses, soils analysis):
D. Other special skills (e.g. drafting, photography):
Personal Statement: In a separate document, write a few paragraphs telling us a little about yourself and why you wish to attend the Field School. Please tell us how archaeology fits within your course of study or current employment/interests, and discuss how this field schools fits with your future plans. If your interest in the Field School is not study or employment-related, that’s OK.
Reference: Applicants must list the name of one person who would be willing to supply a reference. Your referee should be able to speak to your work ethic, communication skills, and academic abilities.
If your referee is a UMass Amherst Anthropology instructor, they may give the Director a verbal, rather than a written, recommendation.
Name of referee ________________________________________________________
Phone # and/or email address ______________________________________________
The field school involves occasionally strenuous physical activity. If you are accepted to the Field School we will ask you to complete a Medical Questionnaire to help us meet your needs and ensure the safety of all members of the Field School. Physical injury, though unlikely, is always a possibility when engaging in archaeological fieldwork. If accepted you will be asked to sign a Waiver of Liability and you must carry appropriate health insurance.
Applicants must be free to attend for the entire five-week session, Tuesday through Saturday, May 29 – June 30, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Tuition is payable upon registration and is handled by the Division of Continuing Education, University of Massachusetts.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY May 1st. Notifications will be sent beginning May 1, at which point each applicant should send a letter/email of commitment to retain their place in the program. In previous years the deadline has been extended. You can always contact Eric Johnson to ask about this year’s deadline.
Send complete application to: Eric S. Johnson, Director, Archaeological Services, Department of Anthropology, 240 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, firstname.lastname@example.org Email submissions welcome.
Questions? Please e-mail Eric at the above address
Period(s) of Occupation: Eighteenth-early Twentieth Century
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: no experience required
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students make their own arrangements. Summer housing is widely available in Amherst. Cost:
6 credits (two classes) credits offered by University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tuition is $3,000.
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