Jamestown Rediscovery and the University of Virginia are pleased to offer a field school at Historic Jamestowne—the first permanent English colony in North America—from May 31 to July 8, 2022. This field school provides a unique opportunity for students of all backgrounds to contribute to the research and interpretation of early 17th-century America. Through hands-on fieldwork, students will learn archaeological excavation methods from the Jamestown Rediscovery team, who have excavated at the site for over 25 years.
Course topics include:
- Archaeological Excavation Methods
- Artifact Recovery, Identification, and Processing
- Feature Excavation and Analysis
- Archaeological Mapping
- Ground-Penetrating Radar
The course also includes field trips and weekly seminars exploring the contributions of historical archaeology to colonial history, as well as recent literature in the discipline.
Historic Jamestowne is located on Jamestown Island, near Williamsburg, Virginia. Students who successfully complete the field school will receive 6 graduate credits (Anthropology 5589) through the University of Virginia. Housing is available for students at the College of William & Mary for the duration of the field school for an additional cost.
For more information, including costs for tuition and housing, and application forms please visit https://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/archaeological-field-school/. Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2022.