Field Schools

Archaeology Field School: Summer 2019

When: May 28 - June 21, 2019  (Summer Session I, 4W1)

Where: Commute to site in Schoharie, NY 4 days/week, 8:30am - 3:30pm + Work at NYSM laboratory 1 day/week

Credits: up to 6 (AANT 338)

Costs: Tuition

What: Looking for a field school in Archaeology? Come dig at a local Albany site and get the skills you  need to work as an archaeologist! The Pethick site is an archaeological field school co-taught by the New York State Museum and University of Albany. It is a rich and important Native American site and to date has yielded over 500,000 artifacts and almost 1,000 soil features. Evidence recovered in the excavations suggests that this location has been used for several thousand years by the indigenous people of the Schoharie Valley.

Learn: Students will excavate, learn to process artifacts in the lab, and practice real-life skills of mapping, creating public presentations, and developing research questions. These are useful and expected skills for entry-level work in the archaeology profession.

Requirements: You should be able to spend days outdoors in the summer, working onsite, and have a positive attitude!

Sign up: Contact Jessica Watson (jewatson@albany.edu). Space is limited.