We offer exciting opportunities for archaeological and cultural anthropological fieldwork at NEIU. Check out the programs we offer on a regular basis below, as well as links to other organizations.
NEIU ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL IN BELIZE
The field school, directed by Dr. Jon Hageman, is offered during the Summer IA term of every odd-numbered year. This is an exciting and in-depth, hands-on program held in the Programme for Belize lands of Belize, Central America, in the northwest part of the country.
The field school lasts for four weeks, and students receive training in archaeological field methods, emphasizing a series of excavation procedures as well as the collection, processing, and analysis of organic materials. Students learn how to use modern total station mapping equipment and operate a flotation machine in the context of research on Maya rural life during the Late Classic (AD 600-900) period.
NEIU CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN GHANA
By enrolling in Global Collaborations: Cross Cultural Research in Ghana, students are given the rare opportunity to participate in in-depth, cross-cultural research in the context of a creative and scholarly exchange with students in Ghana, West Africa. This course is offered every even-numbered year during the Summer IA term. As part of this course, students engage in collaborative research and/or creative projects with Ghanaian students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology over the course of a month. This interdisciplinary course is open to students from all disciplines and can be taken for anthropology credit.
OTHER FIELD OPPORTUNITIES
Association for the Conservation of the Tropics: Field Courses http://www.danta.info/index.php
La Suerte and Ometepe Biological Research Stations: Primatology Field Schools http://primatefieldschool.com/Primate_Field_School/Primate_Field_School.html
Shovelbums.org Archaeology Fieldwork and Jobs Server http://www.shovelbums.org/
Archaeological Fieldwork Server http://archaeologyfieldwork.com/AFW
Archaeological Employment Opportunities http://archaeologyfieldwork.com/AFW/Message/Index/0/1/1/jobs-and-employment-opportunities