Our goal is to increase accessibility to archaeology for all members of our community. We hope that the following information is useful for anyone looking to get more involved with the discipline.
Archaeology at Oberlin
General Archaeological Resources
- British Archaeological Project at Grumentum
- The Sangro Valley Project
- Contra Agnese Project (at Morgantina)
- Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin– A good general resource from the Archaeological Institute of America for finding volunteer work and field schools around the world. It’s organized into a map which makes it easy to find fieldwork in the parts of the world that you’re interested in working in.
- Shovelbums – Another good general resource for finding volunteer work and field schools all around the world. Usually has a somewhat different spread of digs than the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin.
- Institute For Field Research – A much more selective resource for finding field schools. All the digs are accredited programs which grant 12 credits from UCLA. Has excavations from all over the world but far fewer than the more general sites. The excavations here are much more expensive due to their being accredited field schools.
- Archaeologyfieldwork.com – Another general source for finding fieldwork. There are separate pages for volunteer opportunities and field schools which is helpful. However, the site doesn’t have options for geographical filtering which makes it somewhat harder to narrow down what you’re looking at. Still has many digs which aren’t posted elsewhere and has many digs in North America.
- Biblical Archaeology Society – A good source for finding fieldwork in Israel and Jordan. Best for finding digs in Israel. Most of these are volunteer excavations with several offering optional field schools of varying quality. Also has digs occasionally posted for sites in Egypt, Turkey, and Cyprus. Excavation range in price from inexpensive to very expensive so look at the different options. Also, if investigating the field schools from these sites be sure to contact the excavators to find out if there’s a set field school curriculum or if their field school is just an opportunity to gain credits for doing volunteer work.
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Heckelman Site – A dig site in Milan, Ohio run by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). For more information about applying to this year’s program, please refer to “Student Internship in Archaeology”, linked below.
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History:
- Kirtlandia Research Internship – A program open to undergraduates (or students that have graduated in the current year) earning degrees in the natural sciences. This is an eight week paid internship.
- Student Internship in Archaeology – An eight week paid internship through Case Western University in collaboration with the CMNH that maintains a double focus: fieldwork and laboratory analysis. The fieldwork component of the program is based at the Heckelman site in Milan, Ohio, while the laboratory and cataloguing component will take place at the museum.