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Summer field/museum opportunities in archaeology

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Field School Opportunities (Institute for Field Research)

Archaeological field school databases:  [many don’t have 2012 programs yet!]


Archaeological field schools & field projects (few random ones!):


Museum internships/ programs (natural history/archaeology/conservation):


Funding Opportunities:

 Archaeology and History in Egypt, NYU’s semester abroad program, is introducing a Fall as well as a Spring Semester in 2011-12.  We are looking for student participants who are interested in archaeology, ancient history, the classical world, Egyptology, and a unique educational experience in the Middle East.  If you know undergraduates who might be interested, we would appreciate your help in alerting them to the existence of this program in time for them to gather more information and make the deadline on May 30th.  This is a relatively small program, taking a maximum of 12 students each semester.  It incorporates seminars, visits to a great many archaeological sites, and active participation in an excavation project.  Although a majority of the participants come from NYU, Columbia, and Barnard, we have always taken students from institutions around the country and remain committed to doing so. Our website, with full information on the program and a detailed schedule of the 2011 and 2012 semesters, is NYU EGYPT ARCHAEOLOGY

Scholarship Opportunity for Kenchreai Field School

Sunoikisis is offering a scholarship position for an undergraduate student to participate in the fieldschool of the Kenchreai Cemerery Project. Click the link above for details.

Sunoikisis four-week summer program introduces students to the archaeology, history and culture of Greece through participation in a field school and accompanying seminars and excursions. For more info and application form (due April 8, 2011) click on link: Info on summer program

2011 Archaeological Field School at Hualcayan, Peru

This field school is part of an investigative project at the Early Horizon ceremonial center of Hualcayan, located in the northern Callejón de Huaylas valley (Cordillera Blanca, highland Ancash).

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Intern Applications

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is now accepting internship applications for 2011. Click the link above for details.

Archaeology on the Net

Archaeology Web Resources Index (over 1000 sites under more than 30 categories)

Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities

This list of field schools, volunteer and paid opportunities, arranged globally, is a good place to start, and updated frequently. Forbes magazine recently awarded the this site a "best of the web" prize in their archaeology section.

Center for American Archeology Fieldschools

Research, young scholar and adult fieldschool programs in Kampsville, IL

UMass-Amherst's Archaeological Field School

Conducted in historic Deerfield, MA, and held each summer.

The Summer Fellowship Program at Historic Deerfield

Located not far from Northampton, MA. Offers students the opportunity to
gain knowledge about early American culture through their museums.

Achill Archaeological Field School

Project is located on Achill Island, in the Deserted Village of Slievemore.

Arizona State University's Field School Opportunities

Opportunities in Cyprus, Illinois, and South Africa.

Binghamton University's Archaeological Field School

BU's Department of Anthropology's summer field school

Boston University Archaeological Field School

Boston University offers field schools in Guatemala and Spain.

James Madison University's Field School in Archaeological Method and Theory

JMU offers several field school programs, held in the summer.

Michigan Technological University Archaeological Field School

Field school in 2010 in Cumbria, England, as well as other sites in Scotland.

New Philadelphia Archaeological Research Project Field School in Archaeology and Laboratory Techniques

Field school located in Pike County, Illinois.

Northwestern University's Summer Field Schools

Field Schools located in St. Louis and outside, in the National Parks, and in New Mexico.

Sunoikisis Kenchreai Summer Program

Summer 2010 excavation at the Kenchreai Cemetery Project at the northeastern extremity of the Peloponnese and the southern extremity of Central Greece

SUNY-Albany's Archaeological Field School

Suny's programs, including the Schoharie Valley field school (with the New York State Museum) and the Archaeological Field School in Belize

Syracuse University Archaeological Research Center

Field school opportunities in Central New York and the Caribbean.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is now accepting applications for Cole Fellowship Program.  The students will participate in the research, special events and interpretation of the home and studio of Thomas Cole located in Catskill, New York.  The program runs from June 1 to November 1, 2011.  A highlight of the Cole Fellowship program is the opportunity for behind-the scenes engagement with leading professionals at other institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Lindenwald, Olana, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sites of Historic New England, the museums of Cooperstown, and others.  Housing at the historic site is provided free of rent, and in addition, Fellows are paid a stipend of $500 for the season to cover miscellaneous expenses.  Click here application: Call for Application

Utah State University's Archaeology and Cultural Field Schools

Utah State offers a variety of field schools, both in the U.S. and globally.

University of Arizona's Field School

The Department of Anthropology's field school is located in Sitgreaves National Forest, east-central Arizona.

University of California, Los Angeles Archaeological Field Schools

Over 20 projects in multiple locations world-wide, archaeologist Elizabeth Klarich, Five College Professor of Anthropology, runs their Pukara project; view the Pukara flyer.

University of California, San Diego Archaeological Field Schools

UCSD offers Summer Sessions in the Middle East.

University of Indiana's Archaeological Field School

Multiple locations in Belize, the U.S. and elsewhere.

University of New Mexico's Southwest Archaelogical Field Schools

The Department of Anthropology field schools in the southwest and in Hawaii

University of South Florida's List of Archaeological Field Schools

In Florida, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Puerto Rico

VINOVIUM - The Binchester Excavation Project

A Stanford/Durham University collaborative project excavating the fort and town near Durham, United Kingdom, including the Hadrianís Wall World Heritage Site. Covered periods include the prehistoric and Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and early Medieval times, including the origins of Arthurís Britain.

York Archaeological Trust's Archaeology Live! at Hungate

Hungate, York, United Kingdom

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