ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL
Please check back in early 2021 for additional details regarding the Archaeological Field School for next summer.
Questions: Contact Alexandra Martin, Strawbery Banke Archaeologist and Field School Director via 603-422-7521 or amartin 'AT' sbmuseum 'DOT' org.
Course Description: This course is intended to offer students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields, training in archaeological methodology. Because social science research has been interrupted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologists are relying on mediated techniques to continue their research. This virtual field school will offer a series of five self-paced modules including material and digital techniques that participants can explore and apply. These modules include 1) Strawbery Banke Archaeology; 2) Artifact Curation, Conservation, and Interpretation; 3) Virtual Fieldwork; 4) Public Archaeology; 5) Final Public Product. The course will culminate in participants' development of an online StoryMap and/or blog post to share the results of a self-led research question. The instructor will provide videos from the museum grounds and lab, course readings, and exercises. We will also meet briefly each day on Zoom, Mon-Fri, at 2 pm.
Requirements: This field school does not require previous archaeological experience, though coursework in anthropology, archaeology, or history might be helpful.
Available Credits: Students may arrange to receive academic credit through their university. The material in this course will occupy approximately 3 hours each day, which usually equates to one credit hour. Students who have received credit in the past have arranged an independent study with their program. The field school director is available to discuss requirements with students’ advisors.
Sponsorship information: Strawbery Banke is pleased to offer this online program at a discounted rate through the Thomas M. Lynch Archaeology Field School Scholarship, made possible through a donation from T. M. Lynch Pellet Stove Services.
2015 Archaeology Field School group.