Topic ID #39027 - posted 12/12/2017 4:03 PM

US- Hawaii Molokai Archaeology Field School 2018


The prehistoric settlement of the far-flung islands of the Pacific Ocean have intrigued explorers and scholars alike for centuries. How did founding groups settle and transform the most isolated land masses on Earth? What social, economic, and technological innovations were developed that led to some of the most complex societies in the world? The Hawaiian Islands typifies the height of Oceanic social complexity. This field school will investigate a well-preserved, late prehistoric community on Moloka‘i Island. Excavations will be conducted in residential complexes and religious structures (symbols of chiefly power and status) to understand the development of ancient Hawaiian society.

·         Course Dates: July 15-August 18, 2018

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $4,652

·         Course Type: Field Archaeology

·         Instructors: Dr. Marshall Weisler


The accommodation is a modern 3 bedroom, two bathroom house with an outside shower situated on a fenced 2 acre property overlooking the south shore of Moloka‘i and across the channel south to Lana‘i. It is a spectacular view. The accommodation is a modern home in a subdivision with little chance of contacting food borne illnesses. In the morning, breakfast foods will be made available for students to self-select. Staff and students will take turns preparing lunches for the group which will consist primarily of sandwiches and fruit. The evening meal will be prepared by staff (students are encouraged to help). Most dietary needs will be accommodated such as vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, etc.

ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school.


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