West Indies Historical Landscape

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Location: Charlestown, KN

Season: July 5, 2019 to July 27, 2019

Session Dates: July 5-July 27 2019

Application Deadline: November 16, 2018

Deadline Type: Contact for details


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

San Jose state University

Project Director:
Marco Meniketti, Ph.D., RPA

Project Description:

The field project will document hostoric sites on the island of nevis with a focus on the sugar plantaion and landscape associated with the Bush Hill estate. This plantaion operated from 180s until the 1950s in various capacities. the project will specifically focus on the the pre 1800 component. There may be additional opportunities for survey of landscapes of related estates.  In association with the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society.

Period(s) of Occupation: British colonial period 1630-1800

The island of Nevis is a second growth tropical rain forest environment. Nevis was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton. Opportunity for field excursion to Brimstone Fort on St Kitts.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Must have completed a basic archaeology or anthropology course. Art history or history students welcome.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will be housed in a guest house, dormotory style, and will share a room with private bathroom. The crew will share cookng duries on a rotating basis. Cost: $2575 plus airfare. Includes, 3 university credits, insurance, all meals and accommodations, on-island travel and supplies.

Academic Credit:
Three credits upper division anthropology. California State University system. credits offered by San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Tuition is $2575 plus airfare. Includes, 3 university credits, insurance, all meals and accommodations, on-island travel and supplies..

Contact Information:

Marco Meniketti

San Jose State University, Dept. of Anthropology, One Washington Square

San Jose




Phone: 408-924-5787

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