UNC Wilmington will offer a field school in the Wilmington area from May 23-June 22, 2022. Our goal is to investigate the archaeological and historical heritage of the Cape Fear region, by excavating structures possibly associated with a mill 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, depending on availability. The class will be 6 credit hours, and will be intensive–it will basically take place all day Monday-Thursday, and half days on Friday. Actual hours of excavation will be decided by vote of the crew.
The site is located about twenty minutes from downtown Wilmington, and about forty minutes from UNCW, depending on traffic. Local students can live in their usual residences, and we will meet at the site (or a designated Wilmington meeting point, such as UNCW) every morning. We can arrange on-campus lodging for out-of-town students, if necessary.
This will be a commuter field school, in that students should live at home or arrange lodging locally, and will be responsible for packing their own lunches and getting to the site or our lab each morning. As such, the cost of the field school will be tuition fees for 6 credits at UNCW, plus an approximately $18 insurance fee that will be charged upon registration. Students should factor in costs of gasoline and lodging, if necessary, when considering the field school. We are happy to help arrange carpools to and from the site, if people are interested or willing.
Please visit https://uncw.edu/anthropology/fieldschoolsinternships/fieldschoolcapefear.html for more information, and/or contact Dr. Eleanora Reber, at email@example.com.