Archaeological Field School
Lakehead University, Dept of Anthropology
Thunder Bay, Ontario
May 2 to June 13 2011
Student fees at Lakehead vary depending upon program and the student’s year of study. (see http://mycoursecalendar.lakeheadu.ca/ for 2010-11 fee structure). These fees are also currently being adjusted upwards slightly and will soon be reflected in the link cited above.
The fees listed below for each half course are approximate.
Cost per half course
Ancillary Fee $48.19
Field transportation fee $32.00
Lab/field supplies $15.00
Archaeological Field SchoolThe field school experience will be indispensible in applying for field work in research or consulting archaeological projects. Also, most graduate programs in archaeology require field school experience. Some schools worth considering for such a course include:
This is the sixth season of excavations of the Roman Baths at the ancient city of Carsulae. The Roman city, founded along the via Flaminia in the late third century BCE, is located near the town of San Gemini. The area has been associated with healing waters since pre-Roman times. Field school includes: archaeological excavation, various methods of excavation documentation and handling and processing of artifacts.
The course aims to give basic knowledge and hands on experience in the field archaeological ceramics conservation. Through classroom and workshop sessions the participants will be introduced to the following skills: categorizing, organizing and storage of sherds; materials and morphological analysis of diagnostic pottery; graphic and digital documentation of diagnostic pottery; cleaning, reassembly and integration of lacunae of pottery. Some of the work in the workshop will be done using recently excavated materials from the Baths of the ancient Roman town of Carsulae.