HIST 3M60: Field School in Local Historical Archaeology

HIST 3M60: Field School in Local Historical Archaeology
July 15 – August 16, 2019

Description

This course provides practical experience in historical archaeology field methods, including but not limited to site survey, excavation, recording, and laboratory procedures. Fieldwork will be complemented by lectures, workshops and a field trip, offering additional instruction on material culture, historic landscapes, and archival sources.  Our field school will focus on archaeological study of an important Great Lakes shipyard, occupied between 1827 and 1901.

Location

The field site/shipyard is located in downtown St. Catharines.  We will also be using lab space and lecture rooms at Brock University.  Our fieldtrip will be based within St. Catharines, for which students will be encouraged to carpool.

Credit and Schedule

HIST 3M60 is a 5-week intensive, full-credit course, which runs Monday through Friday, approximately 9-5.  Work will continue regardless of the weather, except on extreme weather days when students will be processing finds at the lab.  The course will also involve 2 Saturdays, to introduce students to public archaeology during our site open-days.

Course Fees

Students are responsible for

  • Personal medical expenses (and proof of tetanus or booster)
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal equipment (a list of required and suggested items will be provided)
  • Accommodation and meals. More information

How to enroll (Brock Students) 

  1. Please contact the course instructor Dr. Kimberly Monk to register interest in the program: shipyard@brocku.ca.
  2. Once accepted, you can then apply for
    HIST 3M60 D14 SU 19: Field School in Local Archaeology.

How to enroll (Non-Brock Students)

  1. Please contact the course instructor Dr. Kimberly Monk to register interest in the program: shipyard@brocku.ca.
  2. Complete the Online Part Time Application Here. *Please note after the application has been submitted an acknowledgement is sent within 2 business days outlining the application* 
  3. Once application is accepted, you can then apply for HIST 3M60 D14 SU 19: Field School in Local Archaeology.

THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO BROCK STUDENTS, NON-BROCK STUDENTS AND NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT IS BY PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.