Be part of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project’s ongoing mission to excavate, interpret, preserve, conserve, and research findings from the site of England’s first successful colony in North America by participating in the Jamestown Rediscovery‘s annual Archaeological Field School from May 26 to July 3, 2020!
Jamestown’s Field School
Students will be required to attend classes 40 hours a week (Monday–Friday) with most of that time spent on-site working on the excavation. Strenuous daily activities will require physical endurance and excellent health. Students also will spend time processing and learning to identify artifacts from the early Anglo-American settlement period in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. Students will be required to keep a journal of their field, lab, and seminar work.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive six graduate credits (Anthropology 5589) from the University of Virginia. Students wishing to transfer credits must make arrangements directly with their college or university. Educators wishing to apply this course toward re-certification must obtain prior approval from the their school systems.
See below for tuition rates and fees.
To apply, please submit an application form (download application form); a résumé; a statement of personal and professional reasons for wanting to participate in the Jamestown archaeological field school; any other evidence of a well-rounded personality, the ability to work with others, and physical fitness; and two recommendation letters (download recommendation form). Current or previous affiliation with the University of Virginia is not required to attend the field school. Completed applications must be received by April 15, 2020.
Applicants will be selected based upon a review of their résumé, application form, statement of personal and professional reasons for wanting to attend the field school, and recommendations. Applicants will be notified no later than May 1, 2020. (In some cases, early acceptance may be granted).
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