Belize Archaeology Field School
In this program students will learn what makes archaeology exciting and fun by conducting hands-on excavations and working directly with cultural materials they recover archaeologically at the San Pedro site in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This field course will provide students with practical training in archaeological field excavation techniques, methods of recording data in the field and in the field lab, proper methods for processing and analyses of artifacts, and interpreting ancient Maya lifeways based on the data they collect during this study abroad field course.
Lectures on Maya Archaeology, Field and Laboratory Methods, Excavation, Recording, Lab Processing and Analytical Methods. Location for all in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Students have a four day 'break' from June 6-9, 2020 where they have the option of travelling to the mainland of Belize and beyond or remaining on Ambergris Caye.
- Degree or non-degree seeking student
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.5+ GPA at time of application
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate level student
ANT 311: Field Methods in Archaeology (6 credit hours)
ANT 311 is a six credit course in UNCW's Department of Anthropology. Students learn field and lab methods in archaeology. The class consists of occasional lectures and open discussions, but is principally be centered on practical, hands-on field and field laboratory archaeological research work.
April 1, 2020
Tentative Program Dates
May 25 - June 23, 2020
Estimated Program Fee: TBA
Program Fee Includes:
- Four weeks of lodging at the Sandbar Hostel, San Pedro
- In-country transportation
- Tools, equipment, supplies
- Belize Institute of Archaeology excavation permit
- Medical Insurance
(not included in program fee)
- International airfare
- All meals
- UNCW tuition
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at https://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html