Topic ID #39040 - posted 12/13/2017 9:21 AM

China- Yangguanzhai Archaeology Field School 2018



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The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE), and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. In the coming 2017 season, the project will plan to continue working in the northeast portion of the site. In order to gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will have lectures and discussions about Neolithic Shaanxi and China, and may also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic site of Huiduipo.

·         Course Dates: June 24-July 28, 2018

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $4,180

·         Course Type: Field Archaeology

·         Instructors: Dr. Richard Ehrich, Dr. Zhouyong Sun, Mr. Yang Liping

Accommodations:

During the first week of the field school, students will live in a student dormitory at Xibei University in the city of Xi’an. While in the field, students will reside at the Wufulinmen Hotel near the site.

Food is provided Monday to Saturday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Students are responsible for their own meals on Sundays. All meals will be communal events and will provide plenty of nutritious but basic food in the tradition of local cuisine. The daily diet in north China is heavily based on rice, noodles, and vegetables. Specialized diets (vegan, kosher, etc.) are difficult to maintain in this location. Vegetarians may find options fairly limited, and should be prepared to be flexible when eating the local food, or should bring supplemental food (e.g. protein bars) if they think it will be necessary.

 

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.

 

For Further information visit program page: http://ifrglobal.org/program/china-yangguanzhai/






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