Join Dr. Britt Bousman and graduate student Sarah Himes for four weeks of hands-on training in archaeological field methods at the Cross Bar Ranch, a picturesque area in the Texas Panhandle with extraordinary preservation of Antelope Creek farmsteads and archaic hunter-gatherer sites. Students will also have access to the renown Alibates Flint Quarries. The field school will be based at the Cross Bar Ranch, which is located 15 miles north of Amarillo, Texas, within the spectacular Canadian Breaks in the Southern Plains. The final week will be spent in San Marcos, learning artifact classification and curation methods at the Center for Archaeological Studies lab on campus.
Canterbury and the surrounding area offers a variety of history and heritage for you to discover. Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has two castles, six museums and an attraction that lets you step back in time to the Middle Ages.
This is the 32nd annual Texas State Archaeology Field School in Belize. Students have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological research project dealing with the first English pirates, buccaneers, and baymen that settled in Belize. Participants will learn about research strategies, archaeological techniques, laboratory analysis, and the interpretation of excavated remains. The 2017 field school will be held on St. George’s Caye, one of the islands off the coast of Belize. St. George’s Caye was visited by pirates and became the first settlement and capital for the buccaneers and English woodcutters extracting logwood dye and mahogany.
For more information, or to inquire about future Field Schools in Belize contact:
Dr. Jim Garber firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Anthropology
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas 78666