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Archaeology Field Schools

We have combed the web to find archaeology field schools that may appeal to the aspiring archaeologist. They include related anthropological fields, such as bioarchaeology and physical anthropology, but we’ve tried to stay with courses that will give you the basic skills you need for that first job. Read the descriptions carefully and make sure that a goal of the field school is to teach new archaeologists the basic skills.

Some overly specialized field school might have slipped through here. (However, we couldn’t resist spicing things up with an underwater field school or two.) We hope you will find something suitable that will train you for that first job while at the same time furthering your research interests. We will keep this page updated as more field schools are announced.


Stony Brook University (formerly SUNY at Stony Brook)
Turkana Basin Field School, Kenya
Session Dates: September 12 – November 19, 2011
Application Deadline: Contact for details
Turkana Basin Field School

University of Hawaii
Tell Timai, Egypt
Session Dates: June 9- July 15, 2011
Application Deadline: Rolling – November 15, 2010
email to contact


Boston University
Menorca Field School in Archaeology and Heritage Management, Spain
Session Dates: May 27 – July 7, 2011
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Menorca Field School

Bulgarian Archaeological Association
Cambustica Field School, Bulgaria
Session Dates: June 6 – August 3, 2011
Application Deadline: Contact for details
Cambustica Field School

Noth America

University of Pittsburgh
Parker Farm and Carman Sites Summer 2011 Field School, New York
Session Dates: Contact for details
Application Deadline: Contact for details
email Project Director

Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee
Session Dates: May 31 – July 9, 2011
Application Deadline: Contact for details
Sewanne Field School

SHUMLA (Studying Human Use of Materials, Land & Art) School
Field Methods in Rock Art, Lower Pecos River, Texas
Session Dates: May 16 – June 8, 2011
Application Deadline: Contact for details
SHUMLA Field School

Central America

University of Albany
Las Mercedes, Costa Rica
Session Dates: January 15 – February 12, 2012
Application Deadline: Contact for Details
Field School Web Link


Syracuse University
Magens-Petersen House, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
Session Dates: June 4-19, 2011
Application Deadline: Contact for Details
Field School Web Link