Field School

The Department of Anthropology’s Field School is an adventuresome, well-rounded training program in archaeological field work.

2017 Field School Information

Summer Session I, June 26th through August 4th, 2017

Application Deadline:  March 24th, 2017

Submit applications and letters of recommendation to

The 2017 U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School will take place in in the Sierra Nevada foothills, continuing U.C. Davis' tradition of offering students comprehensive training in archaeological field work. The field school is an excellent hands-on learning opportunity, allowing students to get their hands dirty and gain valuable experiences that will serve them for their entire careers. This four-week long course will expose students to a variety of archaeological survey and excavation techniques and include guest lectures from visiting professors and professionals, as well as bi-weekly field trips to local archaeological sites, museums, and other places of interest.

For 2017 the field school has a new format. UCD students are now required to sign up for a 4-unit class in Spring 2017 (ANT-191-002, CRN 91796). The field school (ANT 181L) will consist of a 5-unit lab course, with an additional 1 unit available for students applying for financial aid.

The course will take place during U.C. Davis Summer Session I, from June 26th-August 4th, 2017. Students will receive 9 graded quarter units. 

Download Application