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Antigua Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Summer Program

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Antigua Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Summer Program, June 4–July 2, 2016

Project Director: Dr. Georgia Fox 

Fees: $ 4,345 (non-credit) or $4,585 (4 units of credit, optional).

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

About the Antigua Field School:

The Antigua Summer Field School will be in its tenth year in 2016. This summer we are providing for 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.

We welcome students from all colleges and universities 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

Fees for the field school are $4,345 and include 29 days of 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 of $240 ($60/unit).

Application & Deadline Information

Antigua Field School Application Packet

Application and $500 deposit are due March 28, 2016. Additional dates & deadlines for those accepted to the program can be found in the application packet.

How to Apply: Download and complete an application packet and submit to:

Regional & Continuing Education
CSU, Chico
400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0250
Email: rce@csuchico.edu

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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