The Anthropology Department offers exciting archaeological and cultural anthropological fieldwork opportunities. Our programs are offered on a regular basis. Other external organizations offer similar opportunities; please let us know if you'd like more information.
Northeastern's Archaeological Field School in Belize
The Archaeological Field School in Belize, 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 is a duration of 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 (A.D. 600-900) period.
Northeastern's Cultural Exchange in Ghana
By enrolling in Global Collaborations: Cross Cultural Research in Ghana course, 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.
External Organization Field Opportunities
Association for the Conservation of the Tropics: Field Courses
A non-profit organization run by people who share a great concern for the plight of the world's rainforests.
The worlds largest provider of Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management related jobs.
Providing resources for the archaeological community since 1996.
Archaeological Fieldwork employment listings.