Sewanee Environmental Institute Field School in Archaeology

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SEI Field School 2013

Location: Sewanee, Tennessee, United States

Season Dates: May 26, 2013 - July 3, 2013
Application Deadline: March 8, 2013


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Sewanee: The University of the South

Project Director: Dr. Sarah C. Sherwood

Project Description

The Field School in Archaeology focuses on 12,000 years of changing human land use on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. This region is internationally recognized for its biodiversity, containing some of the most biologically rich, temperate forests in the world.  Prehistoric human land-use of this diverse region has yet to be intensively  documented or studied. A multi-year archaeological field school in the context of an interdisciplinary institute provides both the opportunity to collect new and exciting data and to do this in the context of cutting-edge undergraduate experiential learning. Students will learn both survey and excavation field techniques and gain hands-on experience with up-to-date mapping and geophycial equipment.

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric Eastern Woodlands

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: no experience required

Room and Board Arrangements

Students will live in tents in a field camp located on the bluff overlooking the valley. Onsite hot showers and toilet facilities. Field house on the premises with kitchen, field lab and storage.  All meals provided by camp cook or University dining facilities during work week.

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Sewanee: The University of the South
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: $2,950

Contact Information
Sarah C. Sherwood
Environmental Studies
Sewanee, Tennessee 37383
United States
Phone: 9315989421

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