Excavations and Field Schools

Archaeological Field School at Ferry Farm

The University of South Florida, in partnership with the George Washington Foundation, offers both undergraduate and graduate students a chance to gain hands-on learning at the site of George Washington's boyhood home in Virginia.

The six-week long field school (HIS 4900/6908) meets five days a week for eight hours each day in the field where students learn the essentials of excavation techniques, recording methods, artifact identification, regional history and archaeological theory. Students will attend a series of lectures, class discussions and field trips in addition to actual excavation and lab work.

For more information about this unique opportunity, visit the program's website.

Melite Civitas Romana

aculty and graduate students from the University of South Florida will be conducting excavations at the Roman city of Melite on the island of Malta during the summer of 2010. Information about this field work can be found here.