Sunday, March 03, 2013

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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