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Field Schools

UWF's field schools allow students to gain hands on experience in Forensic Anthropology, Terrestrial and Maritime Archaeology.

Apply for the 2021 field schools

To apply for one of the 2021 Archaeological field schools please follow the links below.  

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Archaeology Field Schools

During the summer, field school students will be exposed to a broad range of archaeological field techniques, ranging from excavation and survey, to scale drawing and record-keeping. Demonstrations will include remote sensing, photography, and digital mapping. Field schools are open to current UWF students, students from other institutions as well as non-degree seeking students.

COVID-19 protocols will be implemented for the safety of everyone involved, and will include the use of personal face masks while in communal indoor spaces, and outdoors whenever 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained, along with sanitation of communal gear and spaces.  More details will be provided prior to field school.

 For more information and to apply see the 2021 Field Schools page

Forensic Anthropology Field School

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 the discovery, documentation, and recovery of human skeletal remains. Students will learn to apply basic methods of archaeological mapping and excavation to simulated forensic scenes involving both surface-scattered and buried skeletal remains. They will also learn to distinguish human from non-human remains and gain experience with explicitly forensic procedures of evidence recovery, such as evidence documentation and collection, site security, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for different simulated scenarios.

For further information and how to apply

Past Field Schools

2019 Field Schools

2018 Field Schools

2016 Field Schools

  • Forensic Anthropology Field School (ANT 4523, Forensic Field Methods)
  • Combined Maritime/Terrestrial Field School (ANT 4121, Combined Archaeological Field Methods)
  • UWF Terrestrial Field School (ANT 4121, Combined Archaeological Field Methods)
  • Arcadia Mill Terrestrial Field School (ANT 4824, Terrestrial Archaeological Field Methods)
  • Luna Settlement Terrestrial Field School (ANT 4824, Terrestrial Archaeological Field Methods)

2015 Field School Social Media

Maritime Schools

Terrestrial Schools