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Antigua Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Summer Program

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Antigua Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Summer Program 2016

Project Director: Dr. Georgia Fox 

Academic Credit:  Academic credit is optional. See below for details.

About the Antigua Field School:

The Antigua Summer Field School celebrated its tenth year in 2016, offering a rich experience in joint excavations at two separate but closely-related locations: Monk’s Fort, an 18th-century scenic fort, and  bioarchaeological excavations at Galleon Beach, a burial ground for British sailors.

Students from all colleges and universities are welcome to apply for the program. No experience is necessary; we take majors from all disciplines, undergraduates, non-matriculating, and graduate students. For additional information, applicants are encouraged to watch the BBC 4 broadcast on You Tube: Nelson’s Caribbean Hell Hole:

Nelson's Caribbean Hell-hole - An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered (2012)

Students Learn:

•    How to set up and properly record excavation units and features.
•    Use of a total station to take elevations, mapping, and surveying.
•    Drawing features and profiles, and understanding the basic principles of stratigraphy.
•    Field methodology and excavation techniques.
•    Processing and cataloguing artifacts
•    Creating accurate and professional field notes.
•    Learning current practices in bioarchaeology.
•    Developing familiarity and knowledge of Antiguan and Caribbean archaeology.

Program Fees

2017 fees for the field school are TBA, and will include lodging, 3 meals each day, ground transportation in Antigua, a course reader, field notebook, and project t-shirt. Personal expenses and airfare are additional.

Academic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 380 Field Archaeology or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee.

Project Director

If you would like additional information or are interested in participating in our 2016 program, please contact the Project Director, Dr. Georgia Fox.  

Dr. Georgia Fox

Department of Anthropology, CSU Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400
530-898-5583
gfox@csuchico.edu

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