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You can now search for field school opportunities through the AnthroGuide database! 

 

The following is a list of field school opportunities. The American Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information. Contact Liz Myers, AAA's AnthroGuide coordinator to discuss options for promoting your school.

Fieldwork Opportunities with DigVentures. DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and delivering collaborative archaeology projects. Our projects are open to anyone, regardless of experience or whether you are enrolled as a university students. You can view current projects on DigVentures calendar

The Boise State University Online Design Ethnography Certificate helps prepare students for emerging careers in qualitative research and user experience research. The certificate facilitates hands-on experiences and applications of ethnographic methods in online classes offered every 8 weeks, with capstone project. Flexible options with single classes or intensive semester immersed in all courses. For more information see site or contact Dr. Kendall House or GA for the certificate.

Human Osteology Laboratory Intensive at Flinders University provides students with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton. The program runs from 30 October- 3 November, 2017. For more information email Donald.Pate@flinders.edu.au

Aditu Mortuary Archaeological Field School is a three week course spent excavating the Medieval sanctuary of San Miguel in Excelsis is located in Western Navarre, in the municipality of Uharte-Arakil. Students will learn about skeletal anatomy, mortuary excavation practices, and the regional archaeology. For further information and enquiries send an email to Aditu Archaeology at fieldschool@aditu.info

Caherconnell Archaeology Field School provides unforgettable archaeological experiences within the unique Burren region in Western Ireland, in partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway.

OSEA — The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology (since 2004) offers ethnography field school for undergraduates, graduate students and post-degree non-students.  OSEA offers Four and Six Week summer programs and an Intensive Maya Language Immersion program (FLAS eligible). Please contact Prof. Quetzil Castañeda for more information quetzil@osea-cite.org. Visit our website for information and our Facebook page for photos, student research, videos and current news.

The Institute for Field Research (IFR) offers dozens of archaeology field schools across the world.  IFR field schools are intensive research-based programs, where students are part of research projects.  IFR field schools are annually peer-reviewed by leading scholars in the field.

The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology Offered through the National University of Ireland, Galway, this is the only archaeological field school singularly focused on Ireland's prehistory.

Archaeology Fieldwork 

Archaeology Field School and Volunteer Directory  Searchable by city, state, country, and region.  

Passport in Time A volunteer program of the USDA Forest Service.

Shovelbums The archaeology and CRM professional's resource for jobs, news and gear + new international field schools directory.

Center for American Archaeology Offers variety of programs for all ages.

Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History   offers four weeks of intensive training in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility. Students are introduced to the scope of collections and their potential as data.  Students become acquainted with strategies for navigating museum systems, learn to select methods to examine and analyze museum specimens, and consider a range of theoretical issues that collections-based research may address. 

The School for Field Studies (SFS)  Provider of environmental field study abroad programs for American undergraduate students in Australia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania and Turks & Caicos Islands.

Achill Archaeological Field School (May 7–September 7 2018). We run hands-on, accredited excavation and survey courses, with up to 9 Semester Credit Hours available from NUI Galway. In 2018 we will excavate at two post-medieval deserted settlements on Achill Island, Keem Bay and Caraun Point. This ongoing research has provided an unparalleled glimpse into everyday life in pre-Famine Ireland, and offers a significant challenge to popular perceptions of the period. For more information please contact Eve Campbell at info@achill-fieldschool.com.

Rutgers University Archaeological Field School in Italy (http://fieldschool.rutgers.edu) (July 8 to August 5, 2018). This is a Rutgers University Study Abroad summer program that endeavors to teach undergraduate and graduate students archaeological field skills and methods. At the end of the field school students earn either 6 or 3 Rutgers credits. For 2018 we will be working on the Roman-era villa site (ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE) near the village of Vacone, ca. 50 km north of Rome. For more information see our website (http://fieldschool.rutgers.edu) or contact Prof. Gary D. Farney (gfarney@rutgers.edu).

The Maya Archaeology in Belize Field Program represents an excellent opportunity for students to develop or extend their field experience through practice in archaeological field techniques within a working archaeological site. Students will be integrated into the on-going research of the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project (SCRAP); a unique chance to meet and work alongside associated investigators while experiencing a Maya site before large-scale excavations and consolidation have taken place. Along with instruction and practice in field procedures and techniques, this program will involve in-field lectures and trips to Maya archaeological sites and other attractions in the region.

Cuba Ethnographic Field School – Summer 2018 combines courses in Contemporary Cuban Culture and Methods in Ethnography. Students will produce an audio-visual text (short film and/or podcast) about a topic related to the work of a Cuban scholar participating at CASCA-Cuba as well as conduct small-scale ethnographic exercises (observation, participant observation and interview) that will provide a concrete experience in conducting ethnographic fieldwork in a different cultural and linguistic context.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center offers field school programs for high school, college undergraduate, and graduate students. Learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses. Evening programs, field trips, service learning projects, and attending public events expand on these essential skills and present real-world opportunities to learn about and practice archaeology. The field school is certified as RPA-5 by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Visit our High School Field School and College Field School pages or email fieldschool@crowcanyon.org for more information.

 Disclaimer: The America Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information.

 



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