Antigua Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Summer Program
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:
• 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.
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.
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.
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