Antigua: Betty's Hope Archaeological Field School
Betty’s Hope Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School:
Antigua, Summer 2015
Dates: June 20-July 19, 2015
Project Director: Dr. Georgia Fox
Fees: $ 4,145 (non-credit) or $4,385 (4 units of credit, optional).
Academic Credit: Academic credit is optional. See below for details.
About Betty’s Hope:
Betty’s Hope will be in its ninth year in 2015, and promises to be an exciting summer as we combine joint excavations at two separate but closely-related locations: a slave village at Betty’s Hope Plantation, and bioarchaeological excavations at a nearby 18th-century burial ground for British sailors. Students will have a full excavation experience working at one or both sites, learning current methodologies for field excavation at Betty’s Hope and bioarchaeology at the nearby beach site. 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 Hell Hole:
Students Will 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.
Fees for the 2015 field school 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.
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.
Application & Deadline Information
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
400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0250
Dr. Georgia Fox
Department of Anthropology, CSU Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400