UNCW Archaeological Field School in the Cape Fear Region

This listing expired on March 22, 2019. Please contact for any updated information.

Location: Wilmington, NC, US

Season: May 22, 2019 to June 24, 2019

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

UNC Wilmington

Project Director:
Eleanora A. Reber

Project Description:

UNC Wilmington will offer a field school in the Wilmington area from May 22-June 24, 2019.  Our goal is to investigate slave cabins and possible sharecropper cabins at an antebellum/postbellum rice plantation along the Brunswick River near Wilmington.  Over the course of the session, students will learn surface surveying, excavation techniques, record-keeping, mapping, and basic lab techniques, including flotation. We will also go on field trips to some local archaeological sites of interest.  The class will be 6 credit hours, and will be intensive–it will basically take place with 8-hour days Monday-Thursday, with a 4-hour half day on Friday.

This will be a ‘commuter’-type field school, with students arranging their own housing, food, and transportation to and from the site.  We’re happy to help find lodging as necessary, and help arrange carpools if helpful.

Period(s) of Occupation: Antebellum Postbellum

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Room and Board Arrangements:
At the students' discretion--we are happy to help people look for lodging as needed, but the ultimate responsibility is up to the student. Cost: Tuition + insurance fee as above, students responsible for their own travel to and from the site, as well as meals.

Academic Credit:
6 credits offered by UNC Wilmington. Tuition is Visit for more details. A good estimate is $168/credit in-state NC tuition, $643/credit out-of-state tuition, plus an $18 insurance fee..

Contact Information:

Eleanora A. Reber

601 S College Rd





Phone: (910)962-7734

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