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Field School

2017 Field School Information

Dates: July 10 to August 17

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8-5 (1 hour lunch break)

Additional Activities: Field Trips to Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Seneca Nation Pow Wow, Allegany State Park, and Letchworth State Park (most optional)

Tuition: $1158 for students who reside outside New York State, or those who have not completed a NYS residency certificate (Included in Registration Packet).
Tuition is $579 for New York State residents who have completed a NYS residency certificate.
JCC fees totaling $73.50 apply to both tuition rates ($22.50 Learning Network Fee, $51.00 Technology Fee).
          Total for in-state: $652.50 
          Total for out-of-state: $1231.50
Registration Packet




This course covers field and basic laboratory methods in archaeology for data collection, analysis and interpretation of cultural material. Emphasis is placed on archaeological questions, scientific methods, heritage preservation and culture change. The course also provides an introduction to the basics of site management and directing research, and an introduction to geophysical methods.


The course is primarily designed for anthropology students and/or those students interested in pursuing archaeological fieldwork as either a career or life experience. Through hands-on experience, students will master the techniques and low-level theory behind scientific archaeology. The course will provide valuable laboratory and field experience including survey, excavation, recording, mapping, and basic artifact analysis.  


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