Archive for October, 2016

Belize Field School

Archaeology in Belize!

This is your invitation to join an archaeological expedition to the jungles of Belize! In 2017, Texas Tech University’s Field School in Maya Archaeology (FSMA) will be held at Chan Chich, Belize in association with the Chan Chich Archaeological Project (CCAP). The FSMA represents a truly special opportunity for college students to participate in a significant archaeological research project, while receiving instruction in archaeological field and laboratory methods. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to excavate, how to draw profiles and plan maps, how to record archaeological data, and how to process and analyze artifacts in the lab. This year, we are offering a 28-night long regular session and a 14-night long mini-session. Each session is limited to nine students, and spaces typically fill quickly. Academic credit (6 hours of upper division anthropology) is available through Texas Tech University.

Chan Chich is a medium-sized Maya city in northwestern Belize, very near the border with Guatemala. The area was first settled as a small village during the Middle Preclassic period (1000 to 250 BC) and occupied until the Terminal Classic period, ca. AD 850. Most of the visible architecture dates to the Late Classic period (AD 600-800). Chan Chich Lodge, an exclusive jungle resort, is built in the Main Plaza of the Maya ruins and serves as the field camp for the FSMA. The accommodations are top-notched, and the archaeology is exceptional.

The program is open to all college students regardless of major. The regular field school runs from May 29 to June 26, 2016 (28 nights) and the mini-session runs from June 28 to July 11, 2016 (14 nights). Applications are reviewed in batches at the end of each month.

For more information and to download an application form, visit:

Contact Dr. Brett Houk at if you have any questions.


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Archaeology of the Roman Frontier – Imperial Provincial Settlement Excavation and Survey (Transylvania, Romania)


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TONIGHT, From Afar, a brilliantly dark romance on the streets of Caracas


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Boren Scholarship Information Sessions


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Archaeology First Thursday Talk!


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Oregon Archaeological Society -Roy Jones Scholarship


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Thinking about Graduate school?


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DANTA Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Courses 2017

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2017
Do you have an interest in wildlife, tropical ecology and/or conservation?
Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?
Would you like to learn about other cultures?
Would you like to learn more about yourself?
Danta is pleased to announce our 2017 field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.
DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.
As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at and/or email You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our new blog DANTAisms

Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

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Mortuary Archaeology Field School, Poland

The early modern skeletal cemetery at Drawsko, Poland (16th -17th centuries AD) provides a unique opportunity for students to practise bioarchaeology  by learning archaeologicalexcavation techniques and working with human osteological material. To date more than 550 inhumations have been excavated, and the skeletal collection includes various evidence of traumatic injury, infectious, degenerative and genetic disease, nutritional deficiency, as well as atypical lesions that have yet to be identified. Every archaeological season in Drawsko brings also discoveries of unusual, anti-demonic burials containing the dead with iron sicklesrunning across their necks.

At the site students are allowed to excavate and document burials by themselves getting hands-on experience.  The professional supervision is provided by the international team of instructors from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, State University of New York, Oneonta, USA, The Memorial University of Newfoundland , Canada, University of Nevada and Slavia Foundation, Lednica, Poland. Excavated bones serve as reference material in osteology courses worth 6 academic credits (ECTS). The language of the Field School is English.


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Indigenous Peoples Day 2016


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