Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Summer Field Schools

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology maintains active field schools in several locations.

Mississippi

Archaeology Field Session: Mississippi

The Mississippi Archaeological Field School is located at the former location of a Native American settlement near Starkville, Mississippi. The site possibly was occupied during the 1500s or 1600s, a time when Europeans and Native Americans were making first contact in the region. One of the goals of our fieldwork is to determine precisely when the site was occupied so that we can begin to explore and better understand this time of early contact in Mississippi.
Course Credits: Anth 335

Director: Tony Boudreaux
tboud@olemiss.edu | (662) 915‐7339

Virginia

Archaeology Field School: Lee County, Virginia

Students study the fundamentals of archaeology field methodology, including research design, excavating methods, mapping, and basic artifact analysis; excavate 14th Century native earthwork; gain experience in preparation to become archaeological field technicians; and learn to work in a group setting outdoors. The Virginia Archeological Field School is located Lee County, Virginia.
Course Credits: Anth 335

Director: Maureen Meyers
memeyer1@olemiss.edu | (662) 915‐7297

Bolivia

Social Science Field School in Bolivia

We regularly offer a summer social science field school in Bolivia. The program combines a “Politics & Culture of the Andes” course module with an intensive research methods (qualitative & quantitative) module. We planning to hold the program summer 2017, and enrollment is currently open. Students can also combine this with the Spanish in the Andes program.
Course Credits: Anth 392 or Inst 413, Anth 392 or Inst 381, SOC 385, SOHE 301 (students combine as needed up to 6 credit hours)

Co-Director: Kate Centellas
kmcentel@olemiss.edu | (662) 915‐7129
Co-Director: Miguel Centellas
mcentell@olemiss.edu | (662) 915‐3605

Zambia

Summer Field School in Zambia

During this month long field school participants will work in interdisciplinary teams with students from Nebraska and Zambia to develop important research design and data collection and analysis skills. Students will explore the socio-cultural and ecological factors impacting food security, health, and nutrition in a rural Zambian context. Participants will work with local research partners, non-governmental organizations, and families to collect data. In addition to data collection, students will have the opportunity to experience a safari in Zambia’s Kafue National Park and to see one of the world’s great wonders, Victoria Falls.
Course Credits: Soc 385 or SOHE 302

Director: Anne Cafer
amcafer@olemiss.edu | (662) 915‐5733