This book examines tensions between teaching, research and local socio-cultural conditions in archeological field schools, and explores experiences associated with field schools. Covers disciplines such as geography, geology and environmental studies.
Archaeological field schools, notably in North America but also across the world, are seminal student experiences. They are also important vehicles by which research students and academic staff carry out fieldwork research, often away from the environs of their home institution. Field schools are teaching and research projects, but they also take place within a contemporary local context. This is the first ever collection of studies examining the tensions between teaching, research and local socio-cultural conditions, and explores the range of experiences associated with field schools. It will be of interest to all those wishing to attend a field school, whether as student or junior staff member, and for novice and experienced field school directors who can gain fresh insights from others' experiences.
Theory and Practice
2 The Pedagogic Value of Field Schools: Some Basic Concepts
3 Field Schools, Transferrable Skills and Enhancing Employability
Hannah Cobb and Karina Croucher
4 Archaeology for All? Inclusive policies for Field Schools
Amanda Clarke and Tim Phillips
Archaeological Field Schools and Fieldwork Practice in an Australian Context
5 The UCLA Archaeology Field Schools Program: Global Reach, Local Focus
Teaching and Researching
6 Two-centre Field Schools: Combining Survey and Excavation in Ireland and Wales or the Isle of Man.
7 Constructing New Knowledge in Industrial Archaeology
Timothy James Scarlett and Sam R. Sweitz
8 The University of West Florida's Maritime Field School Experience
John R. Bratten
9 Freshwater Underwater Archaeology Field School, Good Practice, Good Science
Anne Corscadden Knox and Sheli O Smith
10 Pompeii Food and Drink Project
Betty Jo Mayeske, Robert I. Curtis and Benedict Lowe
11 Historical Archaeology Artifact Training in Field Schools: Three International Case Studies
Fieldwork and People
12 From Graduate to Professor: Changing Perspectives on Field Schools
Bonnie J. Clark
13 Suvoyuki Means Joint Effort: Archaeologists, the Hopi Tribe, and the Public at Homol'ovi
Lisa C. Young
14 Field Schools: people, places and things in the present
Über den Autor
Dr. Harold Mytum is the Director at the Centre for Manx Studies, in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, at the School of Histories, Languages, and Cultures, University of Liverpool, UK.
International coverage of field schools, including terrestrial and underwater archaeology
Combines theoretical discussion on the role of fieldwork with practical case studies
Applications for other scientific fieldwork including geography, geology, and environmental studies