See below for listings of southeastern archaeological field schools running during Summer 2022. If you would like us to add your field school to the list, please fill out this form.

Columbia University

Dates: August 7-12
Site: Hurricane Island, Maine, historical/industrial archaeology, nineteenth century
Instructor: Jeffrey Benjamin, jlb2289@columbia.edu
Credits: Not for course credit
Cost: $900
Location: Hurricane Island, Maine

University of Virginia

Dates: May 31 to July 8, 2022
Site: Jamestown Rediscovery and the University of Virginia are pleased to offer a field school at Historic Jamestowne—the first permanent English colony in North America—from May 31 to July 8, 2022. This field school provides a unique opportunity for students of all backgrounds to contribute to the research and interpretation of early 17th-century America. Through hands-on fieldwork, students will learn archaeological excavation methods from the Jamestown Rediscovery team, who have excavated at the site for over 25 years. Coursework will include archaeological excavation, artifact identification, feature excavation and analysis, archaeological mapping, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. For more information, see https://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/archaeological-field-school/.
Instructor: David Givens, archaeology@preservationvirginia.org
Credits: 6
Cost: Tuition for Virginia residents is $2442 (undergraduate) or $2820 (graduate). Tuition for non-residents is $4476 (undergraduate) or $2862 (graduate). Housing is available for the duration of the field school for an additional charge.
Location: Historic Jamestown, Jamestown Island, VA

Monticello-University of Virginia

Dates: June 6 - July 15, 2022
Site: http://www.monticello.org/fieldschool The Monticello-UVA Field School is an intensive six-week course in archaeological field and laboratory methods, offering six undergraduate or graduate credits through UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Field School offers unique opportunities to: PARTICIPATE in the entire archaeological research process, including survey, excavation, field recording, artifact processing, and analysis. INTERACT with and learn from collaborating scholars in a variety of fields including digital archaeology, archaeological data analysis, palynology, paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, dendrochronology, forest ecology, and history. CONTRIBUTE to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the lost world of Monticello Plantation and the lives of all its residents, enslaved and free. Monticello will offer successful applicants half-tuition scholarships. Since space is limited to twelve students, please be sure to have all application materials submitted by deadline: April 9, 2022.
Instructor: Dr. Fraser Neiman and others, contact Crystal O'Connor, coconnor@monticello.org
Credits: 6
Cost: All students accepted into the field school will receive scholarships from Monticello worth half the tuition charge. $2,538 for undergraduates and $2,934 for graduate students. For non-residents, tuition is $9.312 for undergraduates and $5,952 for graduate students.
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Oklahoma

Dates: May 16-July 8
Site: Spiro was occupied from approximately AD 1000-1450. See website for more information on project and for application materials (http://patricklivingood.oucreate.com/fieldschool/)
Instructor: Patrick Livingood, patrickl@ou.edu, Amanda Regnier, Scott Hammerstedt
Credits: 8
Cost: See website (http://patricklivingood.oucreate.com/fieldschool/)
Location: Spiro, Oklahoma

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Dates: May 23-June 22, 2022
Site: Historic mill site area, antebellum and postbellum
Instructor: Eleanora A. Reber, rebere@uncw.edu
Credits: 6
Cost: UNCW Summer tuition, 6 credits, + $18
Location: Brunswick County, NC

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of Pennsylvania

Dates: July 5 - July 29
Site: Feltus and surrounding sites in Jefferson County, Mississippi (Woodland Period mound sites)
Instructor: Vin Steponaitis, vin@unc.edu, and Meg Kassabaum, mkass@sas.upenn.edu
Credits: None (volunteer)
Cost: Volunteer, housing and food will be covered by project
Location: Natchez, MS

East Carolina University

Dates: May 16 - June 20
Site: Palmer-Marsh house, Colonial Period
Instructor: Prof. Charles Ewen, Ewenc@ecu.edu
Credits: 6
Cost: $1,226 in-state undergraduate
Location: Bath Historic Site

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dates: May 16-June 24, 2022
Site: IUP is offering ANTH 320/520 (6 cr.) and ANTH 740 (4 cr.) at the National Register listed site of Squirrel Hill, a Johnston Phase (AD 1450-1590) Monongahela village located on a second terrace of the Conemaugh River near New Florence, PA. Many questions remain to be answered about this site. This summer we will focus on identifying potentially older occupations, determining how large the site is, searching for the central plaza and/or site stockade; and ground-truthing a large rectangular feature that is atypical of known Monongahela villages.
Instructor: Lara Homsey-Messer, lmesser@iup.edu, and William Chadwick
Credits: 4-6
Cost: 4-6 credits at current IUP tuition rate (https://www.iup.edu/student-billing/tuitionfees/graduate.html). Housing available through the IUP Office of Housing & Residence Life or can be obtained individually. Registration begins March 28, 2022. See https://www.iup.edu/summer/
Location: New Florence, Pennsylvania

Washington College

Dates: May 18 - June 22
Site: Barwick's Ordinary - Contact Period site
Instructor: Dr. Julie Markin, jmarkin2@washcoll.edu; 410-778-6472
Credits: 6
Cost: $2300 plus housing ($550)
Location: Denton, Maryland (Eastern Shore)

University of North Georgia

Dates: May 23 - June 24
Site: The site is 9DW276 (Rice Farm), a Middle Woodland village site. Lodging, transportation, and food/water is not provided.
Instructor: Prof. William Balco, william.balco@ung.edu
Credits: 6
Cost: $1967.18 In-state undergraduate credit
Location: Dawsonville, Georgia

The University of the South

Dates: May 9-June 1
Site: We will be investigating the tenant farming phase of Peachtree Plantation, a former rice culture landscape on the South Santee River. www.peachtreefieldschool.org
Instructor: Kendy Altizer, kmaltize@sewanee.edu
Credits: 4 hrs
Cost: TBD
Location: Santee River, an hour north of Charleston, SC

Institute for Field Research

Dates: May 23-July 1
Site: Late Mississippian Period village (~AD 1350)
Instructor: Dr. Tamira Brennan, tbrennan@illinois.edu, Dr. Jennifer Bengtson
Credits: 8
Cost: $4920
Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Georgia Southern University

Dates: May 16th to June 16th 2022
Site: Starting in May, Georgia Southern University's Summer field school will take place in Jenkins County, GA. This is National Park Service, American Battlefield Protection Program funded project investigating, recording, and documenting the archaeological remains from two 1864 Civil War battles in Jenkins County. The summer field school will focus on the battle of Buckhead Creek, a cavalry engagement between Union forces under Kilpatrick, and Confederate forces under Wheeler. This was a fairly intense engagement, with artillery, field fortifications, and large troop numbers. We're interested in comparing the results from this work to our 2021 data from a much smaller scale engagement. Buckhead Creek battlefield is completely untouched archaeologically, and we can't wait to see what we'll find! If any students are interested in gaining experience within a historical/conflict archaeology focused field school, and learning methodologies like systematic metal detector survey, please remember that the University System of Georgia's transient student program allows any student at a USG institution in good standing to take a course with us. The course will run for five days a week, 8am to 5pm, just outside of Millen, Georgia. Transportation will be provided from the university's campus in Statesboro to the fieldwork site, leaving campus at 8am and returning by 5pm five days a week. It is not a stay-away field school, but if you are an out-of-state student, the university does provide housing over the summer session.
Instructor: Dr. Ryan K. McNutt, rmcnutt@georgiasouthern.edu
Credits: Six Credits
Cost: $1949.00 for in-state tuition $4,713.38 for out of state. Room and board not included.
Location: Millen, Georgia

Florida State University

Dates: May 9-June 17
Site: Submerged Landscapes and Pleistocene Peoples: Geoarchaeology of the Aucilla and Wacissa Rivers: FSU’s 2022 underwater field school will be held in the Aucilla-Wacissa drainage, a Florida Outstanding Waterway, ca. 45 minutes southeast of Tallahassee, Florida. This area contains dozens of ancient sites (>11,500 years old) that were drowned and preserved by rising water levels at the end of the last Ice Age. In summer 2022, we will be conducting excavations of a drowned terminal Pleistocene site and conducting emote sensing, diver survey, and geological coring and sediment descriptions of sites on both sides of the waterline. We will be staying onsite for the duration of the field school and following strict safety protocols. Class will be held Wednesday-Monday. Course fees will include food, transportation, housing fees, and use of FSU dive gear (fees are dependent upon number of students and grant funding but will likely be ca. $800/student). Students must supply own bedding, field clothing, and mask, fins, and wetsuit booties. Each student participating in the underwater excavation MUST be an AAUS diver or must be qualified to become one upon arrival, and MUST be cleared by the FSU dive safety officer, Chris Peters (cpeters@fsu.edu) prior to getting in the water. Diving requirements are viewable at https://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/marineops/diving/. There may be a few spaces available for non-divers. Priority will be given to AAUS divers, then non-diving FSU students and students with strong interest in geoarchaeology. Students will learn: Submerged landscape methods and theory; Paleoindian material culture and theory; Geoarchaeological basics, sampling, and recording; Public outreach and interpretation; Terrestrial survey and excavation; Archaeological sampling and recording; Artifact identification, processing, and basic analysis; Water screening and basic conservation methods; Small boat operation and safety; Underwater excavation and recording methods; Underwater diver survey in clear and dark water
Instructor: Jessi Halligan, jhalligan@fsu.edu
Credits: 5 for graduate, 6 for undergraduate
Cost: Field school fees will be approximately $800 in addition to FSU tuition and fees to cover housing and food and transport (https://studentbusiness.fsu.edu/tuition-fees)
Location: Aucilla River Basin, Florida (about 40 minutes from Tallahassee)

East Tennessee State University

Dates: May 16-June 17 in field; June 18-July 6 in lab
Site: The 2022 ETSU Summer Field School will take place at Cannons Point Plantation, located on the northeastern neck of St. Simon's Island. We will be excavating a multi-component site, focusing on the antebellum occupation of the area via shovel testing and small block excavations (up to 2x2m). A major problem in coastal plantation archaeology is that the number of enslaved people recorded rarely, if ever, matches the number of living quarters identified at a site, indicating a research bias towards above-ground quarter sites. Here, we seek to reduce that bias by excavating a portion of what is probably an unrecorded slave quarter site. A previous shovel test survey of the area resulted in the estimate of a potential four slave cabins, possibly made of wattle and tabby daub. By identifying the location of these subtler living areas, we have the opportunity to (hopefully) interpret how a larger proportion of enslaved people lived day-to-day that may otherwise be challenging to identify. Feel free to reach out to PI Lindsey Cochran for specific research questions, methodological approaches, or theory used to guide the questions (or anything cool about archaeology, the digital door is always open for conversation).
Instructor: Lindsey Cochran, cochranle@etsu.edu
Credits: 3-9
Cost: No fee and housing provided at no additional cost; tuition only
Location: St. Simon's Island, Georgia

East Central University (Ada, OK)

Dates: June 1- June 21, 2022 (Mondays-Fridays)
Site: Little Doe Site (Pre-contact site)
Instructor: Dr. A. Holly Jones, ajones@ecok.edu
Credits: 3
Cost: 3 credit hours of ECU tuition and fees
Location: Ada, Oklahoma

Clemson University

Dates: May 17th, 2022 to June 24th, 2022
Site: National Park Service funded field program focused on locating the Revolutionary Era Cherokee Village of Esseneca and the American fortification of Fort Rutledge, located on the Clemson University Campus. Fort was built on the ruins of Esseneca following a skirmish on the night of July 31, 1776
Instructor: Dr. David M. Markus, dmarkus@clemson.edu Phone: (864)656-0837
Credits: Variable from 3 - 6
Cost: $637/credit for SC residents; $1,637/credit for non-SC residents + $108 in campus fees. Student's are responsible for securing local housing (assistance available)
Location: Clemson, South Carolina