The Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in collaboration with the National Tropical Botanical Garden is pleased to offer an integrated archaeological and paleoecological field school from June 15th to July 14th, 2013, that features hands-on excavation experience in the rich archaeological sites at Makauwahi Cave Reserve.
Dr. David Burney (National Tropical Botanical Garden) and Brian Lane, A.B.D. (University of Hawaii, Manoa) will offer Archaeological Field Techniques (ANTH 381 or ANTH 668, 6 credtis) with an additional course, Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands (ZOOL 450, 3 credits). Dr. Terry Hunt (University of Hawaii, Manoa), working in collaboration with the Kauai Field School will offer additional lectures on topics in Hawaiian Archaeology. Students will learn archaeological field methods with a special emphasis on recovery, identification, and analysis of paleoecological evidence (based on a rich record of preserved floral and faunal remains) as well as historic and prehistoric artifacts. The program includes excavations, survey, lectures, seminars, laboratories, and multiple field trips on Kaua`i Island.
Course credits are offered from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and are transferable to other institutions. All students in the summer program are eligible for the significantly lower Hawai`i resident tuition. Space is limited and admission is competitive, so we encourage students to apply early for this unique program. Undergraduate and graduate students from all universities are welcome to apply.