2017 Field Schools


Archaeology Students conducting field work at the Luna Settlement site as part of the 2016 field work

Luna Settlement Terrestrial Field School

Luna Settlement Terrestrial Field School

(ANT 4824, Terrestrial Archaeological Field Methods)

The 2017 Luna Settlement Terrestrial Field School will take place for the second consecutive year at the archaeological site of the 1559-1561 Tristán de Luna settlement overlooking Pensacola Bay.  The goals of the project are to conduct additional testing to explore the distribution and nature of archaeological deposits at the site, and continue excavations focusing on the traces of the colonial settlers who lived there after a hurricane destroyed their fleet.  During the summer, field school students will be exposed to a broad range of archaeological field techniques, ranging from excavation and surveying to scale drawing and record-keeping.

  • Dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017
  • Prerequisites: The prerequisite for the terrestrial field school is Principles of Archaeology (ANT 3101) with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Accommodations: Living arrangements will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Food and Equipment: Students will need to bring a lunch and any snacks to the field each day. Each student will also need to bring a set of personal field gear; lists will be provided for the project upon acceptance. This usually runs around $125.
  • Field Conditions: The field school will take place in a residential neighborhood setting not far from downtown Pensacola, Florida, with conditions ranging from open yards in direct sunlight to shaded areas with sometimes dense undergrowth and landscaping.  Students should be prepared for summer heat, humidity, sun, rain, and biting insects. A list of required and recommended field clothing will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Transportation: The Luna Settlement field school will take place near downtown Pensacola, Florida, and parking arrangements will be announced before the start of field school.  Students will need to provide their own transportation (carpools are encouraged).

For further information about the Luna Settlement terrestrial field school, contact the UWF Archaeology Institute (850-474-3015, archaeology@uwf.edu).

Apply for the Luna Settlement field school


Forensic Anthropology Field School

2017 Forensic Anthropology Field School (ANT 4523, Forensic Field Methods)

The Forensic Anthropology field school will be held on the UWF Pensacola campus. The major goal of the 5-week field school is to train students in standard forensic methods for discovery, documentation, and recovery of human skeletal remains from surface and buried contexts. Students will learn to distinguish human bone from faunal remains, as well as basic mapping procedures, evidence collection, and other skills which they will apply to simulated forensic scenes involving both surface and buried skeletal remains. They will also gain experience in writing forensic case reports based on the results of their simulated cases.

  • Dates: Summer Term 2: May 15 - June 16, 2017
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 Acceptance Notification: April 17, 2017 (via email)
  • Prerequisites: Biological Anthropology (ANT 2511/L), Principles of Archaeology (ANT 3101) with a grade of “C” or better. Human Osteology (ANT 4525/L) preferred but not essential. Credit: The course is offered for 3 credit hours.
  • Accommodations: Living arrangements will be the responsibility of students. Food: Students will provide their own lunches during the course. Drinking water will be provided on site.
  • Dig Kit: Students will be required to purchase a dig kit (trowel, brushes, tapes, etc.); we will provide a list of items to purchase. The cost usually runs around $125.
  • Transportation: Transportation to and from campus will be the responsibility of the student.

For further information about the Forensic Anthropology field school, contact Dr. Joanne Curtin (850-474-2795; jcurtin@uwf.edu).

Apply for the Forensic Field School


Maritime

Combined Maritime / Terrestrial Field School

UWF will be conducting a combined terrestrial and maritime archaeology field methods course during the summer of 2017. In the combined field school, qualified students will split their summer, taking the maritime component during either the first five weeks or the second five weeks of the course. For the maritime component, students will participate in underwater archaeological investigations in Pensacola Bay and surrounding waters. This summer's activities include excavations on vessels dating to the Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano expedition of 1559; hull recording of maritime landscapes and small vessels in local rivers; remote sensing survey using magnetometer and side-scan sonar; as well as site assessments and dives on known historic wrecks and maritime sites located in the area. Fieldwork will be supplemented by lectures and discussions on themes ranging from the colonization of northwest Florida to maritime landscapes and economic maritime connections in the Gulf region. When not diving, students will perform topside duties such as dive tending and support, artifact recording, and database entry. Students will also participate in the conservation and laboratory analysis of recovered material.

  • Prerequisites: In addition to having completed “Principles of Archaeology” (ANT 3101) with a grade of 'C' or better, an open-water scuba diving certification from a nationally recognized dive agency (PADI, NAUI, YMCA, etc.) is required for participation in the maritime field school. Students must also provide their own masks, fins, snorkel and weight belt; it is recommended that students also supply their own regulator and B.C.D., but there are some units available for rent from the Marine Services Center if this is not possible. In addition, all students must complete mandatory scientific diver training during the week of May 15-19, 2017. Additional information about CPR/First Aid certification providers and snorkel checkout/swim test dates will be provided upon notice of acceptance into the field school.
  • Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals. Arrangements can be made to live in campus housing. Alternatively, the Pensacola area offers many weekly and monthly rentals.
  • Transportation: Daily transportation to the staging location, the University's Marine Services Center in Pensacola, is the responsibility of the student. Transportation to boat launches and dive sites will be provided by the University whenever possible, but students may occasionally be required to carpool to local dive locations.
  • Schedule:
    • May 15 - May 19: UWF Scientific Diver Training (mandatory for all students participating in combined field school)
    • May 22 - June 23: First session of Maritime Field School
    • June 26 - July 28: Second session of Maritime Field School

For further information about the maritime field school, contact Dr. John Bratten (850-474-2706, jbratten@uwf.edu) or Dr. Greg Cook (850-857-6321, gcook1@uwf.edu).

 

UWF Terrestrial Field School (combined)

(ANT 4121, Combined Archaeological Field Methods)

The terrestrial portion of UWF's combined archaeological field schools will focus on CRM-style survey and testing projects on the UWF campus and in the Pensacola area. The course is organized to benefit those students who are choosing the joint terrestrial/maritime field school, in that a complete survey and testing project will be conducted during each 5-week half of the semester. As per all of UWF's archaeological field schools, students will learn about and directly experience a variety of relevant archaeological field techniques and principles, from shovel testing and test unit excavation, to mapping, proper documentation of the work, and research development.

Fieldwork will consist of Phase I surveys as typically performed by cultural resource management companies throughout the United States. This summer, archaeological survey may occur on the UWF campus or another local site. Testing and excavations consistent with CRM Phase II and III projects will also be used to investigate Native American components at the Luna Settlement terrestrial site.

  • Dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017
  • Prerequisites: The prerequisite for the terrestrial field school is Principles of Archaeology (ANT 3101) with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Accommodations: Living arrangements will be the responsibility of the student. All projects in 2015 are located in the Pensacola area. Students will need to bring a water bottle, lunch, and any snacks to the field each day.
  • Transportation: The UWF Campus terrestrial field school will take place in several locations in the Pensacola area and beyond. Students will need to meet at the specified project area each day. Carpooling is recommended. 
  • Equipment: Each student will need to bring a set of personal field gear; lists will be provided for the project upon acceptance. These tools usually run around $125.
  • Field Conditions: The field school will take place in a range of outdoor conditions, and students should be prepared for summer heat, sun, rain, and insects. A list of required and recommended field clothing will be provided upon acceptance.

For more information about the UWF terrestrial field school, please contact Dr. Ramie Gougeon (850-474-2831, rgougeon@uwf.edu)

Apply for the Combined field school


Feedback
×
Fill out my online form.