Passport Travel Study Program

Antigua: Betty's Hope Archaeological Field School

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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.  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:

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

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.

Program Fees

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.

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

Project Director

Antigua Map

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