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Field School Announcement
Ethnohistorical Archaeology, Mexico
Sponsor: Institute for Field Research, UCLA, University of Calgary, Connecticut College
Contact Information
Ran Boytner
The objective of this interdisciplinary project is to introduce innovative methods of integrating archaeological research with art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography, in an intensive Travel Study program spanning from bustling Mexico City to the scenic valleys and highlands of Oaxaca and Puebla. Through daily traveling and hiking, students will learn about the millennial indigenous cultures, the impact of European colonialism, and the contemporary lifestyles and issues, by the active exploration of archaeological and historical sites, museum collections, and indigenous communities. These excursions will be integrated with classroom courses and on-site lectures delivered by experts on ethnohistorical documents, archaeological field and lab methods, and ethnographic research. Note: *This travel study program does not involve active participation in an archaeological dig. Students will be staying in hotels in Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca City, and in local inns while traveling to the Mixteca. All students will be sharing a room based on room size and availability. Central Mexican food is a wonderful blend of European and indigenous cuisines, and dining there is a cultural experience in itself. Specialized diets (vegan, kosher, etc.) are difficult to maintain in this field school. Vegetarians may attend but will find options fairly limited. Monday through Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided by the program. Students are responsible for their weekend meals. Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs, as well as any medical or physical conditions. We will advise you accordingly. *Students will be awarded 8 semester credit units after completion of the field school. *For more information about the field school and other adventurous projects around the world, please visit us at:
Keywords: Ethnohistory | Mexico | Ethnography
This announcement will be displayed until: 07/01/2013
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