Summer 2021 Courses

This page shows all courses which were offered during Summer Session 2021. We hope to have the Summer Session 2022 course list available soon.

3990. Field Work in Archaeology

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Training in the techniques of archaeological site excavation; mapping; recording; field conservation, and preliminary analysis of materials.


Last Refreshed: 03-DEC-21 05.20.11.392052 AM
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Session Campus Term Class Number Instruction Mode Instructor Section Schedule Location Enrollment Notes
SDE Storrs Summer 2021 2289 In Person Mcbride, Kevin 30 15/20 The University of Connecticut will offer a field school in Contact Period & Battlefield Archaeology focused on sites associated with the Pequot War of 1636-1637. The Battle of Mistick Fort: English Withdrawal & Pequot Counterattack took place on May 26, 1637 immediately following the English & allied Native attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mistick. Fieldwork will focus on documenting the intense fighting along the four-mile route of the English withdrawal and on excavating the Calluna Hill site, a Pequot village burned by the English during their withdrawal. This domestic site has remained undisturbed since it was abandoned and provides a unique opportunity to examine Pequot domestic architecture and space, foodways, and material culture. The battlefield project is funded by grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and is part of a long-term effort to document the Battlefields of the Pequot War (Visit www.pequotwar.org for additional information). The 2021 UConn field school will be based at the UConn Storrs campus with fieldwork taking place at Mystic (Groton), Connecticut. The 6-week, 6-credit field school will include training in standard archaeological field survey and excavation, artifact conservation, cataloguing, identification and analysis of 17th Century material culture and analysis of primary sources. Training will also be provided in research and field methods specific to battlefield archaeology including use of military terrain models, metal detecting survey, and GPS/GIS applications. The field school provides a unique opportunity for students to work on a nationally significant collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists and military historians. In addition to the fieldwork, students will participate in training workshops in laboratory and research methods, attend guest lectures, complete assigned readings and maintain a daily field journal.