Registration open for 2013 Summer Archaeology Institute

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The Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute is a hands-on archaeological excavation at the historic Wakefield Estate in Milton, MA. It is one of only a few programs of its type in the country. The institute is specifically designed for high school and college students interested in learning about local history and archaeology. Participants will work side by side with graduate archaeology students from Boston University. Each two-week session offers students a hands-on introduction to the field of archaeology through participation in an actual excavation on site at the estate. To read about some of the past discoveries, check the news archive on our website. 

2013 Dates & Schedule

Session I:  July 8 – July 19; Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm

Session II: July 22 – Aug 2; Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm 

Program Description

In each two-week session, participants will work closely with archaeologists to conduct survey work and learn how to set up an archaeological dig. Students will gain excavation experience and the methods and techniques involved in conducting archaeology. Possible field trips and special events include visiting the Boston City Archaeology Lab and meeting specialists from nearby archaeological museums.  Participants will also gain experience in identifying artifacts and the behind-the-scenes activities that occur after the fieldwork has been conducted.

Requirements

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all kinds of weather,
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Enthusiasm for hard work and getting dirty -- this is an archaeological dig!
  • Commitment to teamwork and respect for others.

Cost

  • $200 per session; $300 for both sessions
  • Scholarships are available based on need. 

For more information or an application, please call 617-333-0924.

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