Summer 2013 Field School in Archaeology May 20th to June 21st

6 credits

Taught by Dr. Weinstein (Project Director), Dr. Morrison  (Field Director) and Dr. Sgarlata (Director of GIS)

Do you like hiking?  Do you like learning about the past?  Then, come DIG THE PAST

This course will be one of the most enjoyable courses you will ever, ever take.   You will be learning introductory archaeological field and laboratory techniques, along with compass and mapping skills, all the while investigating a Revolutionary War encampment .  This 5 week course is open to anyone who has already taken an Ant 100 class (or, by permission of the instructor).   We will also be taking field trips to other archaeological sites and we will have guest instructors lecturing to us from time to time.

Cost: approximately 400 per credit hour (in state students a little less and out of state students a little more).  Housing is available at 35.00 per night.  We will be posting the summer school registration and housing sites as soon as they are updated.   We will also be posting other information, so make sure you stay in touch with us. 

We provide transportation to and from the site, as well as a field kit.

For more information contact: or call 203 837-8453.

Additional Info

For housing, please contact Mr. Edward Mulvihill (, phone 203-837-8538.  Because housing is generally closed for the summer, they are making an exception for our archaeology students.  So, you need to speak to Mr. Mulvihill and tell him that you are registering for the summer field school in archaeology. 

The cost is 35.00 per night.  Students would be housed on Midtown, and all the rooms at Midtown are dormitory style: bedroom with 2 desks, 2 beds, 2 vanities. Bathrooms are shared and there are two multi stall bathrooms with toilets and showers per floor, as well as 2 lounges per floor.

Most likely these students will be in Litchfield Hall. It does not have refrigerators, but there are two lounges per floor which do have a sink, small oven/stove and a microwave.  Students who live there typically have small refrigerators in their rooms which they bring along.

Course Registration and forms:


What to Bring with You

    • Cooking utensils, lap top computer, linens, pillow, refrigerator, fan (even though the dorm is cooled, you may want it to be cooler)
    • Clothing needs: heavy work boots, several pairs of work pants (jeans, or some sort of cool-max tick-proof clothing works too; several pairs of long shirts or some sort of cool-max tick-proof clothing shirts); work socks, leisure clothes for when you aren’t surveying and digging, like tennis shoes; dorm flip flops for the showers
    • Personal toiletries, medications, towels, etc.
    • Sunscreen, tick repellent; backpack for to/from archaeological site; water bottle with water

If you are in a summer residence hall on campus, you will be given a folder when you enter that includes your ID card.  That Id card gets you into your residence, allows you to use the library, etc., so make sure you don’t lose it!

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