The 2018 Archaeology Field School

The UC Davis Archaeology Field School offers hand-on, research driven training in archaeological field methods.

2018 Field School Information

Summer Session I, June 25 through July 20, 2018

Application Deadlines: 

UC Davis Students: March 9, 2018 (see registration calendar for course registration dates)

non-UC Davis Students: April 20, 2018

Submit applications and letters of recommendation to

Information session: Tuesday, February 13, Young Hall room 224, 6:10-7:00 pm

The 2018 UC Davis Archaeological Field School will take place in the central Sierra Nevada foothills from June 25-July 20, continuing U.C. Davis' tradition of offering students comprehensive training in archaeological field work. The field school allows students to get their hands dirty and gain valuable experience for advancing careers in archaeological research and cultural resource management. This four-week course will expose students to archaeological survey and excavation techniques, guest lectures from visiting professors and professionals, and field trips to local archaeological sites, museums, and other places of interest.

UCD students will register for the following two courses:

Introduction to field methods (ANT 181; pre-requisite to ANT 181L below). Spring 2018. This 4 unit introduction to field methods takes place on campus in the Spring quarter. Classroom and outdoor instruction will provide preliminary training to hit the ground running when you enter the field in the Summer.

Field course in archaeological method (ANT 181L). Summer Session I. This 4-unit lab course will be held in the field and will provide four weeks of intensive hands-on training in archaeological survey, excavation, and in-field artifact analysis. An additional unit is available for students applying for financial aid.

Information session: Tuesday, February 13, Young Hall room 224,  6:10-7:00 pm

Download Application