(Header image: Students at an archaeological dig in Huaca, Colorado, with Professor Ed Swenson. Photo by Prof. Swenson.)
Summer 2023 Evolutionary Anthropology Field School
- ANT330Y1S Paleoanthropology Field School - Information will be posted when available
Summer 2023 Social Cultural Field School
- Summer Abroad Program:
ANT395Y – Spain – Special Topics in Anthropology: Andalusian Cuisine – A Window to Spanish Culture - For more details see the U of T Summer Abroad website
ANT396Y – Italy – Italian Regional Foodways and Culture - For more details see the U of T Summer Abroad website
Summer 2023 Archaeology Field Schools
- ARH306Y1F Archaeological Field Methods
Information on the Summer 2023 version will be posted when it becomes available
Application Process: Please fill in the following application form
Please submit the application form to Josie Alaimo at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course provides training in the methods used in archaeological survey, site mapping and laying out of excavations, use of total stations, theodolites, and GPS, excavation, stratigraphy, square mapping, and stratigraphic recording, along with a sampling of other skills and methods, such as digital field photography, conservation, augering, and remote sensing. The course is designed to be short and intensive, with approximately 15 full days devoted mainly to fieldwork, and a short preparatory period in the first week. Before fieldwork begins, there will be an open-book online test to ensure that students have covered the basics that they will need to prepare themselves for the remainder of the course. The course will include some online lectures to go over information students will need to know to do the fieldwork and to cover topics not emphasized in the text or to add Canadian content. The bulk of the course, however, will be devoted to a variety of field exercises. It is anticipated that this will include survey, topographic mapping, augering, test-pitting, and excavation, screening, drawing, field conservation, field sampling, and photography. The goal is to teach fieldwork skills and knowledge that would be useful on prehistoric and historic sites, and in both academic fieldwork and the heritage industry, and not primarily to recover “real” archaeological data about these sites.
Preliminary Schedule Summer 2022
May 13 – Quiz #1, Due by midnight
May 16 – Lecture 1 – Introduction, class mechanics, health and safety.
May 17 – Mapping instruction on use of levels and stadia for mapping (garden west of Anthropology building); begin mapping @ LRM (campus).
May 18, 19, 20 – Mapping @ LRM.
May 23 – No class (work on maps).
May 24 – Lecture 2 – Laying in the grid, excavation and record keeping.
May 25 – Test-pit excavation of the survey zone. Maps Due.
May 26 – Complete the survey, establish the grid, and prepare for excavation
May 27, 30, 31, June 1, 2, 3 – Excavation
June 6 – Lecture 3 – Stratigraphic profile and Harris Matrix
June 7 – Excavation, complete units
June 8 – Scan of Field Notebooks Due, begin profiles of units
June 9 – Complete profile, Backfill units
June 10 – Backfill, Harris Matrix and Profile Due.
June 13, 14, 15 – extra days for rain, artifact study, etc.
June 16 – Quiz #2 Final Quiz opens
June 17 – Complete the final online quiz by midnight