This was the 26th annual Texas State Archaeology Field School in Belize. Students had an opportunity to participate in an archaeological research project dealing with the first English pirates, buccaneers, and baymen that settled in Belize. Participants learned about research strategies, archaeological techniques, laboratory analysis, and the interpretation of excavated remains.
The 2011 field school was 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