The 2019 Archaeology Field School

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

2019 Field School Information

Summer Session I, June 25 through Aug 6, 2019

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019 (see registration calendar for course registration dates)

Submit applications and letters of recommendation to

The 2019 UC Davis Archaeological Field School will take place in the Puno region of the southern Andes Mountains, Peru from June 25 - August 6, 2019. Students will get their hands dirty, gaining practical field experience toward careers in archaeological research and cultural resource management. This five-week course will expose students to archaeological survey, excavation, and globally significant archaeological sites and museums. The program is particularly suited to students with interests in hunter-gatherer anthropology, Andean prehistory, high-elevation adaptation, bioarchaeology, lithic analysis, or geographic information systems. Visit the UC Davis Forager Complexity Lab web site for more information about the research program driving the 2019 effort.


Students will receive four units of UC Davis academic credit under ANT 181L. UC Davis students are also required to register for Introduction to field methods (ANT 181) offered in the Spring quarter. This 4 unit course offers preliminary training that will allow you to hit the ground running upon arrival at the summer field site. UC Davis students are also strongly encouraged to enroll in Andean Prehistory (ANT 175), offered in the spring quarter as well. Application instructions can be found on the application page.