The Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP) investigates the archaeology, environment, and history of Dhiban, a Middle Eastern town located today in west-central Jordan. Dhiban has been settled intermittently over the past five millennia and is today the largest town on the Dhiban Plateau. Information about the Dhiban 2012 Field School is online.

This six-week program provides an intensive introduction to field practice in archaeology. The summer session is part of a long-term research project on the colonial period in the Ulua River Valley of northwest Honduras under the sponsorship of the Honduran Institute for Anthropology and History.

Faculty: Rosemary Joyce
UC Berkeley Course: Anthropology 134A.4
Duration: 05/26-07/02/09

Faculty: Laurie Wilkie
UC Berkeley Course: Anthropology 134A.1
Duration: 05/26-07/02/09

Historical archaeology at a late 19th early 20th century house, Berkeley, California


Principal Faculty: Professor M. Steven Shackley
UC Berkeley Course Listing: Anthropology 134A, Summer 2010
Dates: May 31 - June 21, 2010

The DU Amache Project

A WWII era Japanese American internment camp site in Granada, Colorado

Principal Faculty: Professor Bonnie Clark
Institution: University of Denver
Dates: June 21 - July 19, 2010

St. Mary's College of California's

Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology: Bermuda

Principal Faculty: Dr. James M. Allan
St. Mary's College
Dates: July 19 - August 8, 2010 

Principal Faculty: Professor Junko Habu
UC Berkeley Course: Anthropology 134A
This six-week summer program provides an introduction to field and laboratory methods in the archaeology of prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers of Japan. It is currently the only archaeological field school in Japan offered by an American university. As part of the  Berkeley Sannai Maruyama/Goshizawa Matsumori Project  (see below), we will excavate the  Goshizawa Matsumori site. At this  site, we will excavate one pit-  dwelling, catalog the potsherds and  other artifacts excavated from the site,  and collect soil-samples for flotation.  Flotation will be done to retrieve  floral/faunal remains and lithic  debitage. We also plan to work on soil  samples that were previously collected  from the Sannai Maruyama Site. This  field school is run in collaboration  with the Aomori Prefectural  Archaeological Center, Board of Education of Aomori City, and the Preservation Office of  the Sannai Maruyama site (a branch office of the Board of Education of Aomori Prefecture).

 Our laboratory and methodological expertise is what is called paleoethnobotany or archaeobotany--the study of plants used by humans in the past. The main work in the laboratory is with macrobotanical remains (e.g. seeds and tubers) but also on wood as well.

Currently there are two Archaeological Field Schools, one in Nemea and the other in Mycenae. The purpose of the field schools is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in archaeological research in Greece and receive academic credit from the UCB Classics Department.

The Nemea Center is committed to teaching, research, and public service in an on-going research project at Nemea in Greece. The center is directed by Kim Shelton, Classics professor at UC Berkeley.