Fieldwork

Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project

Location: Wellesley, MA, US

Season: June 4, 2018 to June 29, 2018

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Deadline Type: Exact date

Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:
no

Affiliation:
Wellesley College

Project Director:
Dr. Elizabeth Minor, Wellesley College

Project Description:

Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project

A 4-week archaeology field school that covers the process of research design, site identification, survey, undertaking excavation, basics of conservation, and digital documentation. The Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project seeks evidence of daily lives of the Wellesley community, circa 1914. Excavation will be on campus in areas containing remnants of the 1914 College Hall Fire, which destroyed the original College building overnight, finding fragments of student belongings, classroom equipment, and architecture over 100 years later. Students will identify research questions about experiences of the Wellesley community (daily life, gender, social class), and build a project addressing issues resonating with students today. Community participatory research includes involving the community through interviews, social media, and public outreach. Please note: excavation includes physical exertion, students with disability concerns are encouraged to contact the instructor and accessible fieldwork tasks will be implemented.

Wellesley, MA – June 4 – 29th, 2018 – MTW 8:30-12:30 – Three days a week (can accommodate students who are taking other classes or with summer jobs)
 

Application: Please fill out this application form by May 7th: tinyurl.com/WCHAPformS18

Then apply for Wellesley Summer Term at www.wellesley.edu/summer/applytosummer (see Summer Term section)

 

Dates: June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018

Cost: $2700 for the course, $50 Registration Fee

Course Units: 1 Wellesley College credit (typically equals 4 semester-hours or 6 quarter-hours at other institutions)

Eligibility: Open to visiting college students who are enrolled and in good standing at other colleges and universities. US High School rising Juniors and Seniors who are in good standing and can commute to Wellesley College campus. Open to people beyond college age as well, please select “Other” as student status in Summer Term application.

Work week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 08:30 am – 12:30 pm. Two Saturday sessions, flexible dates.

Housing: On-campus housing is available for college students only, by application through Wellesley College Summer Term for $150/week. For more information, see www.wellesley.edu/summer/tuition

Transportation: Not provided.

Setting: Suburban. Wooded campus and excavation site is next to a lake.

 

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Minor at eminor@wellesley.edu

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical

Notes:
The Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project seeks evidence of daily lives of the Wellesley community, circa 1914. Excavation will be on campus in areas containing remnants of the 1914 College Hall Fire, which destroyed the original College building overnight, finding fragments of student belongings, classroom equipment, and architecture over 100 years later.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 Weeks

Minimum Age: 16

Experience Required: No previous experience required. Please fill out this application form describing your interests by May 7th: tinyurl.com/WCHAPformS18

Room and Board Arrangements:
On-campus housing is available for college students only, by application through Wellesley College Summer Term for $150/week. For more information, see www.wellesley.edu/summer/tuition Cost: $150/week (for college students only)

Academic Credit:
1 unit (typically equals 4 semester-hours or 6 quarter-hours at other institutions) credits offered by Wellesley College. Tuition is $2750.

Contact Information:


Elizabeth Minor

Anthropology, 106 Central St.

Wellesley

MA

2482

eminor@wellesley.edu

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