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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

South America - Peru - MOCHE-UNC Archaeology Field School - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2015-05-01
Start Date 2015-07-02
End Date 2015-08-02



Archaeology Field School Location

Huanchaco, La Libertad

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

UNC Chapel Hill


Academic Credit

non-credit or 6 credit options


Archaeology Field School Tuition

non-credit = $3850


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

included


Archaeology Field School Travel
travel to Trujillo is not included
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

6 credit hours are available through UNC Study Abroad
http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1750

Archaeology Field School Description


This field school provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological excavation and laboratory methods as well as receive instruction on the prehistory of Peru. The program begins with workshops on archaeological methods and the prehistory of Peru, after which, students are prepared to work five days a week in the field, excavating elite and commoner households at the Quebrada del León archeological complex. We spend a few hours on Saturdays touring local archaeological sites including Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan, and Sundays are free days in Huanchaco. We also take a long-weekend to tour the famous sites of Túcume, El Brujo and Sípan located north of Trujillo.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Prehistoric Archaeology


Time Period

Late Moche


Field School Setting/Conditions

The course consists of fieldwork, lab work, workshops, talks, group discussions, and site tours. Fieldwork involves excavation and mapping of elite and commoner households at sites dating to the Early Intermediate period (400 BC–AD 800) in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru. Excavation, mapping, and laboratory analysis are conducted five days a week. In addition to gaining hands on training in excavation techniques, laboratory analysis, and database management, students are actively engaged in implementing the project research design. Through excavation, analysis, readings, and group discussions, we examine how ethnicity, class, and economic relationships are manifested in household remains.


How is the project area accessed each day

We will be hiking a short distance to the site



Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
17

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Brian Billman


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

The course consists of fieldwork, lab work, workshops, talks, group discussions, and site tours. Fieldwork involves excavation and mapping of elite and commoner households and tombs at sites dating to the Early Intermediate period (400 BC–AD 800) in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru. Excavation, mapping, and laboratory analysis are conducted five days a week. At the sites, student excavation teams, consisting of four students and a crew chief, are assigned a set of rooms to excavate. The team excavates, maps, and records each room. In the lab, students wash artifacts recovered from their investigations, and assist in the day-to-day management of the computer database for the project. Several workshops are presented on artifact analysis and database design and management.


On rain days will there be lab work?

Students will have a lab rotation


Will there be additional organized activities?

Museum and site tours


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes


Is travel restriced during free time?

Yes to Huanchaco and Trujillo



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://savethemoche.org/index/field-school/

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Brian Billman
301 Alumni Building, CB 3115
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3115
phone:919-962-9348
fax:919-962-1613



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