Bard Archaeology Field School
The Archaeology Field School at Bard College is a hands-on summer learning program that allows students to engage in real archaeological field research for college credit.
When and Where
Dates: July 30 – August 24, 2012 (4 weeks)
Class Times: 9am to 3pm MWF; 9am to 12pm TTh ; 10am to 2pm Sat. August 11 (rain date August 12)
Location: Germantown and Rhinebeck, NY
- The Archaeology Field School is open to undergraduates, high school students in grades 9–12, and community members.
- Up to 12 participants will earn 4 college credits for 4 weeks of research.
- Tuition is $1,600 for 4 credits at the 200 level
- Financial aid is available based on need.
- Lodging at Bard is available for $70 per week.
- Transportation will be available to and from the site for students residing at Bard.
About the Field School
Prof Christopher Lindner, Field School Director, and his colleagues are researching the Palatine German settlers of 1710 & their descendents, many of whom still live in the area around Bard. Excavation will continue at the 18th-century Parsonage in Germantown. After serving as a home for a succession of German Reformed ministers, this stone house was owned by a Dutch American physician. Then a family of African Americans lived there for several generations. Reconnaissance testing for the earliest houses in Germantown will take place nearby. Additional digging will explore a site in Rhinebeck related to the Palatines. Field school students will learn basic techniques of excavation and mapping. They will read and discuss a variety of background materials and historical maps, using artist’s reconstructions to formulate interpretations of the discoveries. There will also be laboratory analysis of artifact finds. Transportation will be provided to the digs, 8 mi north and 10 mi south of Bard.
Professor Christopher Lindner, Ph.D., directs the field school. He is Archaeologist in Residence at Bard College and past President of the New York Archaeological Council, the state’s professional organization.
The History Department of the Town of Germantown is preserving the Parsonage site for archaeological and historical research. The Germantown Library is collaborating to provide exhibition space.
How to Apply
Professor Christopher Lindner
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-6475 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org