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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2014-07-27
Start Date 2014-05-26
End Date 2014-07-27

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information 2014 Season Dates:
Session 1: Monday May 26 to Sunday June 8
Session 2: Monday June 9 to Sunday June 22
Session 3: Monday June 30 to Sunday July 13
Session 4: Monday July 14 to Sunday July 27

Archaeology Field School Location
Blue Creek, Orange Walk District, Belize

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution
The Maya Research Program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Tyler
Academic Credit
3 hours per 2 week session
Archaeology Field School Tuition
Cost: The donation for a single two-week session for non-students is $ $1750 USD. A special first-session discounted rate of $1500 is available to students currently enrolled in an accredited University or College. If more than one session is desired, the donation is $1200 for each additional session. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per session is required to hold your spot. (Participants are responsible for their travel costs to Belize). If a student wishes to receive academic credit, tuition costs (via the University of Texas at Tyler or their home institution) will apply in addition to the required donation to the Maya Research Program.
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
included
Archaeology Field School Travel
Travel to Belize is not included

Archaeology Field School Description


The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize.

In 2014 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field program and learn about the Maya of the past and today. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants receive training in archaeological field and laboratory techniques.


We invite students and volunteers to participate in the Maya Research Program’s 23rd archaeological field season in northwestern Belize.

2014 Season Dates:
Session 1: Monday May 26 to Sunday June 8
Session 2: Monday June 9 to Sunday June 22
Session 3: Monday June 30 to Sunday July 13
Session 4: Monday July 14 to Sunday July 27

Application Process: The maximum number of participants for each 2-week archaeological field school session ranges from 30 to 35 students and volunteers. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To enroll, the applicant should forward a 2014 enrollment form (http://www.mayaresearchprogram.org/web-content/helpdig_form.html ) and appropriate deposit to the Maya Research Program.

Cost: The donation for a single two-week session for non-students is $ $1750 USD. A special first-session rate of $1500 is available to students currently enrolled in an accredited University or College. If more than one session is desired, the donation is $1200 for each additional session. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per session is required to hold your spot. (Participants are responsible for their travel costs to Belize).


If a student wishes to receive academic credit, tuition costs (via the University of Texas at Tyler or their home institution) will apply in addition to the required donation to the Maya Research Program.


The Maya Research Program also offers specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) for students and volunteers in addition to the general archaeological field school (ANTH 4361). The specific study areas for the specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) are:

1. Laboratory and Field Methods: Ceramic Analysis (understanding ceramic production, seriation, modal analysis, Type-Variety analysis) - limited to 5 persons in Session 3
2. Laboratory and Field Methods: Bioarchaeology (the study of human skeletal remains) -limited to 5 persons in Session 3.
3. Laboratory and Field Methods: Photogrammetry and 3D Digital Modeling - limited to 10 persons in Session 4 only.

Student participants can obtain academic credit through the University of Texas at Tyler or via their home institution through Independent Study and similar courses. Non UTT students can also take these classes through UTT as transient student (University of Tyler registrar webpage: http://www.uttyler.edu/registrar/) . If a students wishes to receive academic credit, tuition costs from UT Tyler (or their home institution) will apply in addition to the required donation to the Maya Research Program. Student scholarships and fellowships are available.

For additional information please contact the Maya Research Program: http://www.mayaresearchprogram.org
1910 East Southeast Loop 323 #296 Tyler, Texas 75701 817-831-9011 mrpinquiries@gmail.com

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type
Maya, excavation, osteology, bioarcaheology, 3D modeling, ceramic analysis,laboratory techniques,
Time Period
Classic Period
Field School Setting/Conditions
Forest
How is the project area accessed each day
via truck and hiking
What is the daily schedule for the field school
Please see: http://mayaresearchprogram.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/maya-research-programs-2013-participant-guide/2
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
22
Is there a professional certification for this field school
Yes- the field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists
Directors and Instructors
Maya Research Program Board of Directors Grace Bascopé, Ph.D. (Dallas, Texas) Bill Collins (Long Beach, California) -- Emeritus Kim Cox (Corpus Christi, Texas) C. Gerald Emanuelson (Duluth, Minnesota) Thomas H. Guderjan, Ph.D. (Tyler, Texas) C. Colleen Hanratty (Tyler, Texas) Bob Hibschman (Eugene, Oregon) Dale Pastrana (El Paso, Texas) -- Emeritus Keith Peacock, Ph.D. (Williamsburg, Virginia) Blue Creek Project Staff: Dr. Steve Bozarth, University of Kansas Dr. Tim Beach, Georgetown University Pieta Greaves, University of Cardiff Dr. Thomas Guderjan, University of Texas at Tyler, Maya Research Program Gail Hammond, University College, London Colleen Hanratty, Southern Methodist University Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, George Mason University Greg Mastropietro, SWCA Environmental Consultants Dr. Holly Moyes, University of California, Merced Dr. Alexander Parmington, Archaeologist at the Wurundjeri Tribe and Land Council, Australia Hannah Plumer, Houston Community College Stephen Reichardt, Archaeological Research Institute, Arizona State University Justin Telepak, Austin, Texas Bob Warden, Texas A&M University Mark Wolf Blue Creek Project Support Staff Margaretha Dyck - Camp Cook Ben Dyck - Camp Maintenance Yaxunah Project Staff: Dr. Grace Bascopé - Project Director (Dallas, Texas) Lic. Elías Alcocer - Asst. Project Director (Universidad del Oriente, Yucatan)
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
Maya Research Program's expanded course offerings in archaeological field and laboratory techniques: Beginning in 2013, the Maya Research Program will offer specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) for students and volunteers IN ADDITION to the general archaeological field school (ANTH 4361). The specific study areas for the specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) are: 1. Laboratory and Field Methods: Ceramic Analysis (understanding ceramic production, seriation, modal analysis, Type-Variety analysis) - limited to 5 persons in Session 3 only. 2. Laboratory and Field Methods: Bioarchaeology (the study of human skeletal remains) -limited to 10 persons in Session 3 only. 3. Laboratory and Field Methods: Photogrammetry and 3D Digital Modeling - Bob Warden, limited to 10 persons in Session 4 only.
On rain days will there be lab work?
Yes
Will there be additional organized activities?
Yes - on Sundays we visit the site of Lamanai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamanai)
Will there be additional organized activities?
Yes
Is travel restriced during free time?
No

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.mayaresearchprogram.org

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Thomas Guderjan 1910 East Southeast Loop 323 #296 Tyler Texas 75701 817-831-9011

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