Topic ID #39373 - posted 4/9/2018 1:14 PM

Wellesley College Summer Archaeology Field School


Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project

A 4-week archaeology field school that covers the process of research design, site identification, survey, undertaking excavation, basics of conservation, and digital documentation. The Wellesley College Hall Archaeology Project seeks evidence of daily lives of the Wellesley community, circa 1914. Excavation will be on campus in areas containing remnants of the 1914 College Hall Fire, which destroyed the original College building overnight, finding fragments of student belongings, classroom equipment, and architecture over 100 years later. Students will identify research questions about experiences of the Wellesley community (daily life, gender, social class), and build a project addressing issues resonating with students today. Community participatory research includes involving the community through interviews, social media, and public outreach. Please note: excavation includes physical exertion, students with disability concerns are encouraged to contact the instructor and accessible fieldwork tasks will be implemented.

Wellesley, MA - June 4 - 29th, 2018 - MTW 8:30-12:30 - Three days a week (can accommodate students who are taking other classes or with summer jobs)

Application: Please fill out this application form by April 25th:

Then apply for Wellesley Summer Term at (see Summer Term section)

Dates: June 4, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Cost: $2700 for the course, $50 Registration Fee

Course Units: 1 Wellesley College credit (typically equals 4 semester-hours or 6 quarter-hours at other institutions)

Eligibility: Open to visiting college students who are enrolled and in good standing at other colleges and universities. US High School rising Juniors and Seniors who are in good standing and can commute to Wellesley College campus. Open to people beyond college age as well, please select "Other" as student status in Summer Term application.

Work week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 08:30 am - 12:30 pm. Two Saturday sessions, flexible dates.

Housing: On-campus housing is available for college students only, by application through Wellesley College Summer Term for $150/week. For more information, see

Transportation: Not provided.

Setting: Suburban. Wooded campus and excavation site is next to a lake.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Minor at

Post ID#20956 - replied 4/26/2018 10:57 AM


Application date extended to May 7th.

Application: Please fill out this application form by May 7th:

Then apply for Wellesley Summer Term at (see Summer Term section)

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Minor at with any questions.


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