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RPA Certified Field School Highlight: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Through immersion in a five-week experiential learning program, graduate and undergraduate students will learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses. Additionally, students will learn instrument surveying and remote sensing surveying techniques. Evening programs, field trips, and public events expand these essential skills and present real-world opportunities to practice the principles of conservation archaeology. Students will work in groups throughout the program, rotating through the training modules that offer different, but complementary skill sets. Students interact with archaeological professionals while conducting fieldwork on ancestral Pueblo sites located in the Mesa Verde region of southwestern Colorado.

Visit www.crowcanyon.org/index.php/programs-for-college-students or email Susan Ryan (sryan@crowcanyon.org ) to learn more.

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RPA Certified Field School Highlight: Archaeology Southwest / University of Arizona

Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for our Preservation Archaeology Field School in beautiful Cliff, New Mexico. Field, laboratory, and experimental archaeology work is complemented by public outreach activities and field trips to archaeological and cultural sites that immerse students in the history and cultures of the U.S. Southwest. As an active participant in research, you will contribute to Archaeology Southwest’s long-term study of demographic change, migration, and community organization in the southern U.S. Southwest in the late precontact period—the centuries just before Europeans arrived. Undergraduate and graduate students will earn 7 credit hours while working at the 14th century Gila River Farm site in southwest New Mexico. Qualifying students will receive financial support from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Students from small colleges and historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Visit www.archaeologysouthwest.org/field-school/ or email Dr. Karen Schollmeyer (karen@archaeologysouthwest.org) to learn more.

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RPA Certified Field School Highlight: University of New Brunswick

The Downeast Coastal Archaeology Field School investigates cultural transitions among coastal hunter-gatherers from ca. 2200 BP to contact, focusing on Cobscook Bay. This period encompasses the Middle to Late Woodland transition, which has attracted attention throughout the Northeast because it has often been viewed as the beginning of Indigenous village life described in European early historic accounts. In the Far Northeast, horticulture was not practiced until after European contact, offering an opportunity to consider Woodland period culture change in a similar environment to elsewhere in the Northeast but absent horticulture as a presumed determinant. Understanding this time period in the Far Northeast is important because it was one of the earliest areas of prolonged European contact, and therefore set the stage for subsequent Indigenous and European histories in North America. The field school includes four weeks in the field in coastal Maine, preceded by intensive didactic lectures and readings. The field weeks are supplemented by evening lectures, laboratory training, and day field trips. Students will receive instruction in excavation techniques, surficial and intertidal survey, basic photography, mapping, and record keeping. In addition, all students will participate in the collaborative aspects of the project with the Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic preservation office, and assist with public education surrounding the project.

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