Topic ID #36639 - posted 1/22/2016 12:57 PM

Preservation Archaeology in Southwest New Mexico Summer 2016


Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2016 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School!  Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change. Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools.  Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record. 


Funding may be available for qualified undergraduate students.  Applications are due March 18; for more information, see or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at

Post ID#20763 - replied 3/2/2016 2:10 PM


Update: Undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents will receive a stipend of $3000 to help offset field school costs as part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.  There is no separate application for this funding as all eligible accepted students will receive it; please see our website for application details.


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