Topic ID #38047 - posted 2/10/2017 7:47 AM

2017 UMass Amherst Field School in Historical Archaeology- Emily Dickinson Museum


Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

May 30, 2017 to July 1, 2017 Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4pm 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Affiliation: Department of Anthropology University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services, and The Emily Dickinson Museum

Project Director:  
Eric S Johnson, Director, UMass Archaeological Services

Project Description 
A five-week Field School in Archaeology. Students will learn and practice a variety of archaeological field and laboratory methods in an ongoing archaeological study of the homelot of the renowned poet Emily Dickinson. See flyer for further details.  

A 5-week intensive field school in historical archaeology, with training in field and laboratory methods. Students will participate in ongoing research on the landscape history of the home of Emily Dickinson, one of the founders of modern poetry. The setting is Amherst, Massachusetts located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley and regarded as one of the nation's best college towns. Instructors include professional cultural resource management (CRM) and academic archaeologists. Upon completion of the field school, students will have earned college credit and acquired the skills needed to work at an entry level in most cultural resource management firms.

Academic Credit: 6 academic credits; the equivalent of two classes; Cost: $3000

Minimum age: 18 no experience required 

Room and board: See 
flyer for arrangements 

Contact: Eric Johnson

Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts 240 Hicks Way
Amherst MA
United States of America
413-545-0916     Fax: 413--577-1458



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