Topic ID #36444 - posted 11/30/2015 10:44 AM

Strawbery Banke Museum 2016 Archaeology Field School


2016 Archaeology Field School

Take one or both of two 2-week sessions!
Session 1: June 13 – June 24; Session 2: June 27 – July 8; Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4 pm 

Course Description:  This summer marks our 20th annual archaeological field school!  This year will focus on recovering archaeological resources surrounding the historic Penhallow House in advance of the house’s rehabilitation as part of the Heritage House Program.  Students will be trained in proper archaeological techniques and will learn to identify historic artifacts. Field trips, museum tours by experts, and required readings on Historical Archaeology will introduce students to various areas of historic specialization. Students will also work in the Carter Collections Center laboratory to gain experience in processing artifacts. This field school places a special emphasis on public interpretation. Students will interact with museum visitors daily, and will be expected to offer interpretation of the site and our excavation activity.

Location: Strawbery Banke Museum is an outdoor living history museum located in historic Portsmouth, NH. Strawbery Banke archaeologists have conducted some of the largest urban archaeology projects in New Hampshire. Previous excavations at Strawbery Banke have revealed information on domestic life, immigration, building traditions, pottery manufacture, and other industries, and have demonstrated that Portsmouth is one of the richest sites for historical archaeology in northern New England.

Requirements:  This field school does not require previous archaeological field experience, though an introductory course in anthropology or archaeology might be helpful. Archaeological fieldwork can be demanding, and students should be able to work well as part of a team and tolerate physical activity and summer weather. If you are concerned about the requirements, please contact the instructor.

Cost: $400 per person ($350 for Strawbery Banke members) per session
New this year!  A limited number of scholarships are available.
Limited to 12 participants per session
Enrollment information: To register, contact Strawbery Banke archaeologist and field school instructor Alexandra Martin at (phone: 603-422-7521)


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