Students at ACM colleges have the opportunity for a rigorous, hands-on field experience in archaeology, working as part of an ongoing project in Jordan next summer.
The Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP), a cooperative research project led by scholars from Knox College, the University of Liverpool, and the University of California, Berkeley, will hold its second field school from June 23 to August 8, 2010.
At Dhiban during the summer 2009 field season.
Photo by Colleen Morgan
Two of the DEDP leaders, Dr. Danielle Fatkin and Dr. Katherine Adelsberger, who are both on the faculty at Knox College, received a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project to support their work with the project during the summer 2009 field season and to prepare for next summer’s season.
About 20 students, both undergraduates and graduate students drawn from a variety of colleges and universities, are expected to participate in the summer 2010 field school. They will receive training in archaeological field methods by rotating through learning stations at the project site, including excavation, materials processing, flotation, topographic survey, and geologic survey. In addition, there will be evening seminars on methods, theory, and history twice a week and two weekend field trips to major Jordanian archaeological sites.
Information and application forms are available on the Dhiban Project website. The application deadline is December 15, 2009 (materials must be received by this date).
Read more about the summer 2009 field season in the article “Faculty and Students Dig Deep for Adventure at Dhiban” and on the Dhiban Project’s blog.