University of Hawai‘i & University of Guam
Archaeological Field School in the Marianas Islands
Field School Program
The University of Hawai‘i and the University of Guam are offering a summer archaeological field school. The field school will provide participants intensive training in archaeological site excavation, mapping, and artifact analysis and interpretation. Students will attend lectures on Pacific island archaeology and traditional history by archaeologists and other scholars. Field trips will be taken to various cultural and historic sites on the island.
The 2010 archaeological field school will take place at a remote coast in the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife refuge includes vast coral reefs with abundant marine life, lush tropical forests, and stunning limestone cliffs. The island of Guam is a US Territory.
Archaeology & History
The archaeological record of the refuge is exceptionally rich and it includes ancient Chamorro villages and other sites. This area witnessed the first contact with Europeans when Ferdinand Magellan – the famed Portuguese explorer – encountered Guam in 1521 as he sailed around the world.
Students will receive 6 college credits: ANTH 381 (Archaeological Field Techniques) or ANTH 668 (Archaeological Field Methods). For additional tuition students may also enroll for 3 credits of ANTH 399 or ANTH 699.
June 7 – July 2, 2010 (4 weeks within Summer Session I)
Tuition & Expenses
$2996 (all inclusive except for airfare and meals). Students will live in University of Guam dormitories and will prepare their meals in the kitchen facilities provided.
Applications must be received by the deadline of April 1, 2010 (although early applications will be accepted).
For More Information:
Dr. James M. Bayman
University of Hawai‛i-Mānoa,
Dept. of Anthropology
page last updated December 9, 2009