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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

Summer Field Schools

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


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 | (662) 915‐7339


Archaeology Field School in 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 | (662) 915‐7297


Social Science Field School in Bolivia

The summer social science field school in Bolivia combines a “Politics & Culture of the Andes” course module with an intensive research methods (qualitative & quantitative) module. 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 | (662) 915‐7129
Co-Director: Miguel Centellas | (662) 915‐3605


Summer Field School in Zambia

During a month-long field school participants work in interdisciplinary teams 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 rural Zambia. Students will also 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 | (662) 915‐5733