Topic ID #40708 - posted 2/25/2019 6:27 PM

Historical Archaeology Field School offered by the University of Maryland (College Park)


ANTH 498Y/688Y Section XI51
Instructor: Mark P. Leone 
Field Instructor: Madeline Laub 
Field Instructor: Jasmine Mathis

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland invites you to be a part of our 2019 archaeological field school! Come be a part of researching the history and preserving the heritage of a 200-year-old African-American community in Easton, Maryland. The intensive, three-week field school devotes eight hours daily to on-site 3-D Scanning, scan processing, research, and community engagement. We will focus this year on scanning a variety of standing structures and heritage landmarks that are part of this community.

DESCRIPTION: Students will learn to use a 3D laser scanner including how to set up and process scans. They will also develop skills in relating the past to diverse audiences as we put together an interpretive public program to conclude the field school. This is a chance to incorporate technology in archaeology in a setting outside the traditional classroom. The scanning portion of the field school will take place in Easton while the processing of scans using the SCENE software will be at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) campus. '

There will be no excavation during this three-week field school.

TUITION AND FEES: Students currently enrolled at UMCP can sign up for the program through Testudo. Application information for non-UMCP students can be found online at We are pleased to offer in-state tuition rates to all students, regardless of their state of residence. Interested students must register for either ANTH 498Y: Advanced Field Training in Ethnography; Field Methods in Public Archaeology Sec XI51, (three undergraduate-level academic credits) or ANTH 688Y:Current Developments in Anthropology; Field Methods in Public Archaeology Sec XI51, (three undergraduate-level academic credits).

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Jasmine Mathis (
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LOGISTICS: The field school meets daily in the field for approximately eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, for three weeks. The daily starting time will change slightly over the course of the summer depending on the weather, so students should be flexible. Students will be splitting their time between College Park and Easton throughout the three-week session. Housing is available in Easton, MD, but students may also choose to drive themselves to the site each day. There will a $75 housing fee for housing in Easton arranged by the instructors. 


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