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2017 U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School

June 26th-August 4th, 2017

Field Conditions


Summer in the Sierra foothills is hot and dry. Temperatures over 90 degrees are typical, and extreme heat (100 or higher) is possible. Strong daily temperature variations are expected, with night temperatures in the mid 50s or lower being possible.

While rain is uncommon in the summer months, brief showers or thunderstorms can occur, and must be accommodated.

Please see the Accommodations page for additional environmental safety concerns.

Be prepared for hard, physical work and life without certain amenities and comforts during the duration of the six weeks. Layering clothing will be key for dealing with the environmental situation.

Students are expected to be present the entire duration of the six week course and are required to work Monday through Saturday. Students will have the opportunity to partake in fieldtrips and excursions to surrounding areas and attractions.


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