Field school

Reconstructed artifactsNinth annual archaeology field school

When: June 27 to July 8, 2017

Where: The Speaker’s House

The field school is an intensive program that runs on a Tuesday–Saturday schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Due to major restoration work scheduled on the property for this spring and summer, the 2017 field school program will focus on archaeology lab work rather than excavation. Participants will receive training in artifact identification, processing, cataloging, and vessel reconstruction. They will also curate and install an exhibition of reconstructed vessels. Optional field trips and guest lectures are also offered. No previous experience is necessary. The field school is open to anyone age 15 or over.

Credits and Fees
The 2017 archaeology field school is a non-credit program. Check back with us in 2018 for a for-credit option.

The participation fee is $200, which covers all necessary tools, equipment, supplies, reading materials, and instruction. All participants will receive a complimentary 2017 student membership in The Speaker’s House.


To apply, please complete our application form and email it to


Housing is available at Ursinus College for $135/week (double occupancy) in a house reserved for field school students; it has kitchen and laundry facilities as well as central air-conditioning. You must be 18 years of age or older to stay in the house.

For more information, contact