Topic ID #34771 - posted 2/4/2015 6:08 AM

Strawbery Banke Museum 2015 Archaeology Field School


Take one or both of two 2-week sessions!

Session 1: June 15 – June 26; Session 2: June 29 – July 10; Monday-Friday

$400 per person ($350 for Strawbery Banke members) per session
Limited to 12 participants per session


Course Description:  This summer’s field school will focus on recovering archaeological resources surrounding the historic Yeaton-Walsh House in advance of the house’s rehabilitation as part of the Heritage House Program.  Students will be trained in proper archaeological techniques and will learn to identify historic artifacts. Day trips, museum tours by experts, and required readings on Historical Archaeology will introduce students to various areas of historic specialization. Students will also work in the Carter Collections Center laboratory to gain experience in processing artifacts. This field school places a special emphasis on public interpretation. Students will interact with museum visitors daily, and will be expected to offer interpretation of the site and our excavation activity.

Location: Strawbery Banke Museum is an outdoor living history museum located in historic Portsmouth, NH. Strawbery Banke archaeologists have conducted some of the largest urban archaeology projects in New Hampshire. Previous excavations at Strawbery Banke have revealed information on domestic life, immigration, building traditions, pottery manufacture, and other industries, and have demonstrated that Portsmouth is one of the richest sites for historical archaeology in northern New England.

Requirements:  This field school does not require previous archaeological field experience, though an introductory course in archaeology might be helpful. Archaeological fieldwork can be demanding, and students should be able to work well as part of a team and tolerate physical activity and summer weather. If you are concerned about the requirements, please contact the instructor.

Enrollment information: To register, contact Strawbery Banke archaeologist and field school instructor Alexandra Martin at (phone: 603-422-7521)


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