Whispering Woods Summer Field School

June 27 – July 21, 2016

Field School Syllabus 2016

his field school is ideal for anyone interested in a career in archaeology and cultural resource management.

Students digging a STP.
Students digging a STP.

Attendance is open to both undergraduate and graduate students studying anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, artifact conservation, geology, and environmental sciences. Through this 4-credit program, students will gain valuable field experience, mentorship, and career development that will translate directly into the workplace.

Students are required to participate on site from 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. Excavation will include shovel test pits (STP) and hand-troweled excavation units (EU). Students will learn and participate in excavation documentation, mapping, and artifact processing. Fridays and rain days will be spent in the lab cleaning and documenting recovered artifacts. Students are required to attend Wednesday evening classroom sessions from 6-8.30pm. These sessions will augment the fieldwork and provide additional instruction. Social events are also planned throughout the program.

Space is limited to 20 students. 

The cost of the 4-week field school is $1,444 for NJ residents and $3,392 for non-NJ residents. Students will receive 4-credits from Rutgers University, Camden. Housing is available at an additional charge for students attending from outside of the local area. Please contact the field school director if you will require housing and/or transportation to the site.

To register for the field course, visit the Rutgers-Camden Summer Session Website here.

To apply for housing,visit the Rutgers-Camden Student Housing here. Scroll down the page to the summer housing information. The field school is part of summer session 2D.