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    3 Credit Hours: AN398/520 Field Methods in Caribbean Archaeology
    Caribbean Archaeology Field School: Nevis, West Indies

    Nevis, West Indies
    Photography © Edward Gonzalez-Tennant

    Settled in the 1620s, Nevis is home to some of the earliest English settlements in the Caribbean. This year's field school will investigate the site of Fort Charles, the largest and best preserved fort in Nevis. The fort was constructed in the early 1600s and remained in use until at least the 1870s. This year's field school represents the first archaeological investigations of this intriguing site and its 250-year history. Our work this summer will provide a unique perspective on the colonial history of the Eastern Caribbean, particularly as it relates to issues of trade and exchange.


    • Learn archaeological field methods such as mapping and excavation.
    • Gain hands-on experience with artifact analysis.
    • Explore the colonial history of the Caribbean.
    • Learn about another culture through field trips and immersion.
    Destination   Nevis, West Indies
    Travel Dates   May 24 – June 14, 2014
    Flight Information   $600 Round-trip flight to St. Kitts (SKN) or Nevis (NEV)
    Academic Credit   YES: 3-credit hours; No prerequisites; can be substituted for experiential education credit.
    • Register for MU 3 credit summer course
    • $1000 – All food, housing, and on-island transportation costs for three weeks
    • $600 – Round-trip flight to either St. Kitts or Nevis airports
    Application process  
    • Download and complete application
    • Turn in application form and $200 nonrefundable deposit by March 29, 2013
    • Include a typed letter of intent describing why you want to attend the field school
    Application Deadline   March 28, 2014 (date flexible)
    Contact   Dr. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant
    Department of History and Anthropology
    Tel: 732-571-4458
    Howard Hall 331