Monday, July 13 -  Friday, July 17, 2020

Strawbery Banke Members $20; Non-members $35
Registration is open on a rolling basis until all the spots are filled.

Course Description:  This course is intended to offer students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, or related fields, training in archaeological methodology. Because social science research has been interrupted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologists are relying on mediated techniques to continue their research. This virtual field school will offer a series of five self-paced modules including material and digital techniques that participants can explore and apply. These modules include: 1) Strawbery Banke Archaeology; 2) Artifact Curation, Conservation, and Interpretation; 3) Virtual Fieldwork; 4) Public Archaeology; and 5) Final Public Product. The course will culminate in participants' development of an online StoryMap and/or blog post to share the results of a self-led research question. The instructor will provide videos from the museum grounds and lab, course readings, and exercises. We will also meet briefly each day on Zoom, Mon-Fri, at 2pm.  

Requirements: This field school does not require previous archaeological experience, though coursework in anthropology, archaeology, or history might be helpful. 

Available Credits: Students may arrange to receive academic credit through their university.  The material in this course will occupy approximately 3 hours each day, which usually equates to one credit hour. Students who have received credit in the past have arranged an independent study with their program.  The field school director is available to discuss requirements with students’ advisors. 

Questions? Contact Alexandra Martin, Strawbery Banke archaeologist and field school director via 603-422-7521 or amartin 'AT' sbmuseum 'DOT' org.

Sponsorship information: Strawbery Banke is pleased to offer this online program at a discounted rate through the Thomas M. Lynch Archaeology Field School Scholarship, made possible through a donation from T. M. Lynch Pellet Stove Services.  

Venue Details

Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life.  The museum is a place for children, adults, multi-generational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings, crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery.  The museum’s restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past.  The museum welcomes 110,000 visitors, members, schoolchildren and volunteers who love New Hampshire history for daily programs, exhibits, skating and signature special events throughout the year.