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Field Archaeology

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

This course entails four weeks of full-time, hands-on training in field archaeology in an excavation directed by a University of Chicago faculty member. At the Tell Keisan site in Israel, students will learn techniques of excavation and digital recording of the finds; attend evening lectures; and participate in weekend field trips. Academic requirements include the completion of assigned readings and a final written examination. For more information about this archaeological field opportunity in Summer 2020, see Students who are enrolled in this course will pay a Summer Session tuition fee in addition to the cost of participation in the dig. UChicago College students are eligible to apply for College Research Scholar grants to fund their participation.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

August 29

End Date

September 25

Class Details

Primary Instructor

David Schloen

Academic Interest

Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

NEAA 20091 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session IV

Course Length

5 weeks