Friday, April 12, 2013

Archaeology Field School in Singapore and Cambodia

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, is pleased to announce the 2nd NSC Archaeology Field School from the 30th May to 17th June 2013. Our first field school began in 2012 with support from the Republic of Singapore's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs as a way to contribute to an increased understanding of the ancient and intimate links that have connected Asian countries, and to emphasize the history of intra-Asian interactions over the past 2,000 years.

We are seeking students interested in pursuing a three-week intensive program of study in Singapore and Cambodia. The Field School will include lectures, archaeological laboratory analysis, as well as visits to archaeological sites and museums. Lodging and travel subsidies will be provided.* Applicants for the program should be enrolled in a postgraduate program or be in their final year of undergraduate study.

Preferred fields of specialization include archaeology, history, and art history. An important criteria is that the applicants must be citizens of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. The 18 East Asia Summit countries are: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.

For the 2013 session, participants will have a chance to participate in the excavation of the Cheung Ek site, near the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The area has thus far revealed an initial settlement date around 300B.C., along with a large concentration of 5th-7th century
kilns, and a 10th c. circular earthwork.

For more information and to download the application form, visit:

Completed applications must be received by 5PM (Singapore GMT+8) 1st May, 2013. All successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 7th May, 2013.

* Depending on country of origin, successful applications will be awarded a travel stipend of up to SIN$1,000 (approx. US$800); plus a modest insurance and visa allowance. Air travel between Singapore and Cambodia will be provided. Full lodging and board will be also provided.
Please see our URL and FAQ for details.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Beman Triangle Field School, Wesleyan University

The Beman Triangle Field School at Wesleyan University in June 2013 that might be of interest to historical archaeology students. The field school will excavate at a nineteenth century free African American community on the Wesleyan University campus, known as the Beman Triangle. The 5-acre triangle of land was laid out by Leverett C. Beman (1810-1883) in 1847.

The neighborhood is the first known residential subdivision in Connecticut to have been laid out by a free black man for black homeowners. The project will be using archaeology to investigate the ways in which domestic life was related to the political lives of the community. Excavations in summer 2013 will form part of a long-term project bringing together archaeological research with literary history.

As part of the Wesleyan summer session, students may also combine the field school with another course offered on the Wesleyan campus during summer session, including offerings in history and English.

Details of Wesleyan Summer Session, including registration details, can be found here .

Further details about the Beman Triangle Project can be found here

Anyone with questions or who wants further information should contact Dr. Sarah Croucher: 

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Historical Archaeological Field School in the Caribbean: Nevisian Heritage Survey Project in Fort Charles, Nevis

There are still places available with Monmouth University's field school in
Caribbean Historical Archaeology. Settled in the 1620s, Nevis is home to
some of the earliest English settlements in the Caribbean. This year's field
school will investigate the site of Fort Charles, the best preserved fort in

The fort was constructed in the early 1600s and remained in use until
at least the 1870s. This year's field school represents the first
archaeological investigations of this intriguing site and its 250-year
history. Our work this summer will provide a unique perspective on the
colonial history of the Eastern Caribbean.

Students will learn traditional and advanced surveying methods, how to
conduct pedestrian surveys, standard archaeological excavation techniques,
and how to identify, catalogue, and analyze artifacts. There will be weekly
lectures on Nevisian archaeology, history, and culture by project staff and
visiting experts.

The field school lasts for three weeks (May 18-June 8). 

Students seeking a place in the field school will need to submit an application and $200 nonrefundable deposit by March 29, 2013.
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