Topic ID #34232 - posted 12/8/2014 1:39 AM

Betty’s Hope Archaeological & Bioarchaeological Field School - Antigua

Jennifer Palmer

Betty’s Hope Archaeological & Bioarchaeological Field School
Antigua, June 20–July 19, 2015

Students will have a full excavation experience working at one or both sites, learning current methodologies for field excavation at Betty’s Hope and bioarchaeology at the nearby beach site. No experience is necessary; we take majors from all disciplines, undergraduates, non-matriculating, and graduate students. Participants will develop a familiarity and knowledge of Antiguan and Caribbean archaeology and learn:

Setting up and recording excavation units and features
Using a total station for elevations, mapping, and surveying
Learning the basic principles of stratigraphy
Field methodology and excavation techniques
Creating accurate and professional field notes
Processing and cataloguing artifacts
Current practices in bioarchaeology

Directed by Dr. Georgia Fox, CSU, Chico Dept. of Anthropology, Betty’s Hope will be in its ninth year in 2015, and promises to be an exciting summer as we combine joint excavations at two separate but closely-related locations: a slave village at Betty’s Hope Plantation, and bioarchaeological excavations at a nearby 18th-century burial ground for British sailors.

Contact: Dr. Georgia Fox, Department of Anthropology—530-898-5583 or

For field school details & application packet visit:

Program Fee: $4,145
Includes 29 days of lodging, three meals each day, ground transportation in Antigua, a course reader, field notebook, and project t-shirt. Personal expenses and airfare are additional.

Academic Credit:
Participants may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional $240.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2015


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