The Department of Anthropology is happy to announce that it will be offering an archaeological field school this summer from June 17-July 12. The field school is part of the community-based "A Long Time Coming" initiative which is examining the history and archaeology of the mixed heritage Native and African American community of Setauket, NY. We will be excavating at two sites this summer as well as working with community members to document the history and meaning of Bethel AME Church of Setauket. Students will learn the techniques of excavation, artifact analysis, as well as documentary and oral historical research.
This is a great opportunity for students with an interest in archaeology, anthropology, history, African American studies, Native American studies and community-based research. It is also a a unique opportunity for students training to be teachers to get invaluable hands-on research experience.
The field school be run as as 4-credit section of Anthropology 470, Archaeological Field Methods. You can learn more about the A Long Time Coming project here and the 2013 field school here: http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~matthewsc/ALTC