Topic ID #40711 - posted 2/26/2019 10:11 AM

Archaeological Field School in Historic Archaeology; slave cabin excavation


UNC Wilmington is happy to announce the 2019 season of the UNCW Archaeological Field School in the Cape Fear Region, from May 22-June 24.

UNC Wilmington will offer a field school in the Wilmington area from May 22-June 24, 2019.  Our goal is to investigate slave cabins and possible sharecropper cabins at an antebellum/postbellum rice plantation along the Brunswick River near Wilmington.  Over the course of the session, students will learn surface surveying, excavation techniques, record-keeping, mapping, and basic lab techniques, including flotation. We will also go on field trips to some local archaeological sites of interest.  The class will be 6 credit hours, and will be intensive--it will basically take place 8 hours a day Monday-Thursday, with a 4-hour half day on Friday.

It will be a commuter field school--students are responsible for their own lodging, food, and transportation to and from the site, although we're happy to help find lodging and arrange carpools as necessary.  Cost will be UNCW 6-credit tuition + an $18 insurance fee, to be paid as part of registration.

Please visit and/or contact Dr. Eleanora A. Reber at for further information.


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