Topic ID #33620 - posted 9/16/2014 12:30 PM

Caribbean Field School and Volunteer Opportunity


The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research is now taking field school students and volunteers!  We are a small nonprofit located on the archaeologically dense island of St. Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean.  St. Eustatius, though a little-known island today, was one of the busiest seaports in the Caribbean in the 18th and 19th centuries.  It played a major role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade and the American Revolution.  

Our current field school is operating at the Fair Play Plantation on the Eastern side of the island.  We are completing excavations in the Big House and will continue on to the Boiling House in the coming months.  

We offer students a curriculum that includes excavation techniques, cleaning, analysis and documentation of artifacts, photographic documentation, conservation, Caribbean history, mapping, and GIS.

Students are housed in our facility at the foot of the Quill volcano, just a short walk from town.  Our facility offers dormitory style housing, WiFi, a large garden, and open living area.  SECAR provides transportation to and from the site.

St. Eustatius is a small volcanic island of 3500 residents.  Students often spend their free time exploring town, hiking the volcano, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving.    

Students work from 8 AM until 4 PM with a hour-long break for lunch at midday.

We offer rolling admissions.  

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at



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