Participate in summer archaeological research in New Mexico!
The Barnard Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce its 2019
ANTH BC2011 (Field Methods in Archaeology and Oral History)
June 3 to July 8, 2019
- 4 credits
- Fulfills: Lab Science requirement (Barnard Foundations)
- Application Deadline: April 1 (apply here)
- Dr. Severin Fowles (Anthropology, Barnard College)
- Dr. Levi Romero (Chicano/a Studies, University of New Mexico)
Research Collaborators (co-PIs):
- Richard Mermejo (War Chief, Picuris Pueblo)
- Dr. Michael Adler (Anthropology, Southern Methodist University)
- Dr. Lindsay Montgomery (Anthropology, University of Arizona)
“Field Methods in Archaeology and Oral History” is an intensive 5-week course organized around a unique set of collaborations between scholars, students, and the Indigenous and Hispano communities of the Rio Embudo Watershed in northern New Mexico. Participants in the course gain formal training in archaeological field methods (pedestrian survey, site mapping,
During the 2019 summer field season, we turn to examine the past six hundred years of
Where and When:
The field program is based in the midst of the beautiful and historic community of Dixon in northern New Mexico, just one mile from the Rio Grande with a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Students are housed in an adobe residence in the center of the village, where they have daily access to a General Store, Library, Post Office, and
Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this course will be able to...
designand conduct pedestrian surveys. createmaps of archaeological sites using tape-and-compass, GPS, and laser transit techniques. conductarchaeological excavations, including the establishment of excavation units, excavation in both arbitrary and natural levels, documentation of horizontal exposures as well as stratigraphicprofiles, and collection of special samples (e.g., flotation, pollen, phytolith and radiocarbon samples). conductoral history and ethnogeographyresearch with members of descendant communities, aware of the ethical and legal complexities involved. composea professional report documenting survey, excavation, and/or oral history activities.
An interest in the past and its relevance to the present
Cost and Financial Support:
- Tuition: $4,500 (4 credits)
- Food/lodging: Included in
- Administrative fee (only for non-Barnard/Columbia students): $150
Barnard and Columbia students may also apply for the following merit-based grants and fellowships to help cover the costs of participation:
- Barnard Archaeology Fieldwork Grant: provides a limited number of students with up to $2,000 in support
fortheir participation in ANTH 2011. Contact Prof. Fowles (email@example.com) for details. (Deadline: April 8)
- Barnard Anthropology Fieldwork Grant: provides a limited number of students with support for summer research projects (typically $500). Available to Barnard Anthropology majors. Contact Prof. Fowles (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
(Deadline: April 22, 2019)
- Robert Stigler Fund for Archaeological Research: typically provides $500 to support first-time field experiences. Available to undergraduates at Barnard or Columbia. Contact Prof. Fowles (email@example.com) for details.
(Deadline: April 22)
- Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship: provides a limited number of students with support for summer research projects (typically less than $2,000). Available to Columbia Anthropology majors. See http://anthropology.columbia.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowships (Deadline: April)
- Tow Summer Research Fellowship: provides a limited number of students with support for senior thesis research projects (fellowships range from $1,000 to $4,000). This is a competitive fellowship available to Barnard juniors engaged in senior thesis research. Students should contact the Dean Leong, the junior class dean, during the fall semester to express interest.
(Deadline: early March)
Photos from the field...