The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Anthropology Field Schools

The department currently runs two summer archaeological field schools in Western Massachusetts:

We also periodically offer summer ethnographic opportunities and field schools.  For example, urban farming in Lisbon, Portugal in 2016 and 2017. These field schools teach research methods and analysis as part of ongoing research projects. 

Information about 2020 

Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology - Anthro 577 -  May 28 - June 29, 2019                                   

 2019 Field School in Historical Archaeology, Director Eric Johnson

 Julie Woods, Field Director and Martin Boersma (Anthro/Chinese 2018)

 More photos

Information about 2021

Field Methods in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology 

Anthro 588 through Summer On-Line/CPE

Field School in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology 2021

Director: Ventura Perez 

The Field School will be restructuring for 2020 and will return for Summer 2021