The Anthropology Program offers several field schools covering various issues in anthropology and archaeology. Each field school or course is committed to integrating the humanistic and scientific perspectives of our discipline while pursuing analytical and applied research.
The mission of the field school program is to help students explore the contours of culture and society across space and through time, while serving local, national, and international communities by sharing their education, research, and scholarship.
These field schools also provide training for students to gain the necessary skills to adapt to an increasingly global world which relies on people who can work with economic, social, scientific, technological, and political issues in a continually evolving multicultural modern society.
Field School offers students with experiences in career fields that they may want to enter upon graduating with their degree in Anthropology. Field schools give students the tools that they need to be able to apply the knowledge that they have been gaining over their years as an academic. By going on these learning experiences, students can gain more knowledge on the processes of research in their respective field. These schools allow students to get to know professors and professionals better, which can be key to pursuing a career post graduation. There are many great resources to inform students about field school opportunities including USU Office of Global Engagement.
While the locations vary from year to year, archeology field schools generally introduce students to a variety of archaeological methods including mapping, survey, geophysical survey, testing and small-scale excavation.
- Archaeology Field School (Summer) Anth 5300/6300
- American Anthropological Associtation List of University Field Schools
- ArchaeoSpain - email for more information
- Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project - Location: Belize, Contact: BVARarchaeology@gmail.com
- NOMAD Science Mongolia - Location: Mongolia, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Svoge Heritage Program- Location: Bulgaria, Contact: email@example.com
- Sewanee Upland Archaeology - Location: Tennessee, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Weber State University Archaeological Field Techniques - Location: Utah, Contact: email@example.com
- ArchaeoTek - Location: various, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archaeology Southwest - Location: New Mexico, Contact: email@example.com
- Central Washington University's Archaeology Field School - Location: Washington, Contact: Karisa.Terru@cwu.edu
- Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice - Location: various, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Wyoming Advanced Field School - Location: Wyoming, Contact: Marcel Kornfeld (email@example.com)
- Transylvania Bioarchaeology - Location: Romania
Field schools provide training in ethnographic research methods while being immersed in various community settings, be they locally, nationally, or internationally.
Ethnographic methods training is essential for applying to graduate schools and finding employment as practicing cultural anthropologists. Fields schools are a means of receiving some of this training within the context of collaborative research projects while traveling (abroad).