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Field Schools

Arizona Archaeology Field School
​Led by Dr. Robert Hard

For information on this field school, please visit this site.



Belize Archaeological Field School
​Led by Drs. M. Kathryn Brown and Jason Yaeger

Each summer, UTSA students spend a month in central Belize learning archaeological field methods and exploring Maya civilization at sites like Xunantunich and Buenavista. Students learn basic archaeological field techniques of surveying and mapping, excavation, and artifact analysis as they participate in our on-going scientific studies of Maya civilization in the Mopan valley of western Belize. They also visit other major sites like Caracol and Actun Tunichil Mucnal.


Highland Peru Archaeological Field School

Led by Dr. Rebecca Bria

This month-long field school introduces students to research-based field methods in archaeology while living in a Quechua and Spanish-speaking community of highland Ancash, Peru. Through both targeted training and daily practice, students will learn how to properly excavate, lay out excavation units, draw plan and profile maps, digitally record and visualize data using iPads and total stations in the field, and process and inventory artifacts. Students will also attend hands-on workshops in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3D modeling with Photogrammetry, artifact analysis, scientific illustration, human skeletal analysis, total station mapping, textile analysis, soil flotation. Students will also attend weekly lectures, discuss readings on Andean prehistory, travel to several archaeological sites and museums in four cities, and participate in community outreach activities. For more information, please visit this site.


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