Topic ID #40797 - posted 3/18/2019 12:37 PM

2019 University of Maryland Archaeological Field School, Easton, Maryland


DESCRIPTION: 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 archaeological excavation, research, and community engagement. This summer, we will be excavating in Easton, Maryland. We will focus this year on an 18th-century free African American home that is part of a 200-year-old community. Students will learn excavation methods, stratigraphy, laboratory skills such as ceramic identification, and 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 take archaeology out of the classroom and see what it is really like

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 XI31, (three undergraduate-level academic credits) or ANTH 688Y:Current Developments in Anthropology; Field Methods in Public Archaeology Sec XI31, (three undergraduate-level academic credits). 

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 expected to be in 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 $50/Week housing fee for housing in Easton arranged by the instructors. 

DATES: May 28th-June 15th 2019

For more information, visit, or email Madeline Laub( or Mark P. Leone (


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