Into the Field
The Anthropology Program offers several field schools covering various issues in anthropology and archaeology. Each field school or course is committed to integrating the humanistic and scientific perspectives of our discipline while pursuing analytical and applied research.
The mission of the field school program is to help students explore the contours of culture and society across space and through time, while serving local, national, and international communities by sharing their education, research, and scholarship. These field schools also provide training for students to gain the necessary skills to adapt to an increasingly global world which relies on people who can work with economic, social, scientific, technological, and political issues in a continually evolving multicultural modern society.
Archaeology Field Schools and Field Trip Course
The Anthropology Program usually conducts archaeology field schools in a variety of locations. While the locations vary from year to year, archeology field schools generally introduce students to a variety of archaeological methods including mapping, survey, geophysical survey, testing and small-scale excavation. Students also gain experience working with the public.
ANTH 1030 World Archaeology
ANTH 2330 Principles of Archaeology or instructor permission
All instruction will occur in Jamaica. Class sessions will consist of twelve 10-hour days of archaeological fieldwork, lab-based artifact processing and curation prep as well as instruction on the zooarchaeology of coastal foragers, including fish osteology and the identification marine invertebrates. Students will also have several days off to explore the local area.
Field Trip Course (fall)
Summer Field School (summer)