Binghamton University's 2013 field school will be held from May 28 – July 5, 2013 at the prehistoric Boland Campville site on the Susquehanna River 15 miles west of Binghamton, NY. The site is part of a series of hunter-gatherer camps created around 2500-1000 B.C. (Late Archaic and Transitional Periods) on the valley floor in this prime optimal location. At this time, people began to settle into valley territories, create distinct regional identities, and begin to form political and trading alliances with nearby and distant groups. By the Transitional period, an influx of new raw materials, different artifacts styles, and new technology signaled a dramatic change from the previous 2,000 years.
The field school will continue explorations of this site, which has produced hearth features, lithic tools, pieces of steatite (soapstone) bowls, and pottery.
The course is open to undergraduates and graduate students from any institution. Students will learn about the prehistory of the region, master professional field and lab methods, train on specialized equipment, participate in community outreach, and acquire the skills needed for a career in professional archaeology.
Registration is through Binghamton University's Office of Summer Session: http://summer.binghamton.edu
Undergraduates should register for Anth 372 (6 credits);
Graduate students register for Anth 580 T (4-6 credits).
On campus housing and meal plans are available. Transportation to and from the site each day is provided. Students will be expected to have small hand tools, such as a trowel and metric tape (instructions for these will be shared in advance). All other equipment will be provided.
For more information, contact (607-777-2737) or
Last Updated: 12/12/12