Academics

Field Study Programs

Field School in Historical Archaeology at Hassanamesit Woods

May 26 - June 26, 2015
This summer students will receive training in archaeological survey techniques, open area excavation techniques and mapping, students will also have the opportunity to work with staff from the Fiske Center who specialize in environmental archaeology and geophysical testing.
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Archaeological Field School in Plymouth, Massachusetts

May 26 - June 26, 2015
This summer’s work will help launch “Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey,” a broad project of site survey and excavation leading up the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Colony in 2020. In 2015 the focus will be on surface reconnaissance and mapping of a series of sites, shallow geophysical remote sensing, and test excavations in downtown Plymouth.
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Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize

June 18 - July 12, 2015
This summer the Anthropology Department will offer a field school on Maya archaeology in Belize, Central America. The project area and field camp are located in a tropical rainforest within the Program for Belize Conservation Area - a protected reserve for flora, fauna, and archaeological remains.
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Eastern Pequot Archaeological Field School

June 30 - July 31, 2015
The Department of Anthropology is offering a five-week archaeological field course on the Eastern Pequot reservation, located in New London, Connecticut.
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Coastal Ecology

July 12 - July 25, 2015
This marine biology course serves as an introduction to field research methods and will familiarize students with the flora and fauna of the unique island of Nantucket.
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Marine and Coastal Ecological Research

July 26 - August 8, 2015
Supervised research on the adaptations and interactions of organisms of the beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, and embayments of Nantucket.
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GIT Data Collection and Field Methods

August 3 - August 22, 2015
The course will cover basic Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) and applications used to research, map and analyze coastal phenomena. These include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Global Positioning System (GPS); Remote Sensing (RS).
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