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2016 U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School

June 20th-July 29th, 2016




We will be camping for the entire six week field school. Students are expected to participate in cleaning and cooking at camp. All food will be provided by the field school but prepared by the students. Breakfast will usually consist of oatmeal/cereal, fruit, coffee/juice; lunch will be packed before leaving the camp, typically including a sandwich, crackers/chips, a sweet snack and fruit; dinner will be prepared by a rotation of student crews. We will accommodate vegetarians and will be sensitive to other basic dietary restrictions (within reason), so please include all concerns on the application!

We hope to create a pleasant camp community. Students will need to bring a tent that will be comfortable for the entire six weeks. A 4 person tent would be a good choice, so that you have plenty of room to move around inside. Cooking and camp meetings will take place under a large tent provided by the Anthropology Department.

Camping may be in primitive or developed campgrounds. Electricity may not be available at the campsite. Access to showers and laundry facilities may be limited (at the very least a few enclosed solar showers will be constructed for privacy).


Safety Issues

Click here for a document on safety concerns related to field schools. This document was created to make sure you are aware of the typical dangers of doing archaeological field work. The document covers a variety of topics from camp living and safety to excavation and survey hazards. It is especially important to remember that the remote locations where we will be working can substantially delay access to emergency medicine. If you have any questions or concerns please email us .


The field school will provide transportation to and from the camp and work sites, as well as on excursions. Students interested in bringing personal vehicles must obtain permission from the field directors.


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