Field Research and Study Abroad

Students out in the field

Faculty-led fieldwork and study abroad programs are a hallmark of our anthropology program.

Study Abroad

Adelphi in Crete Field School
This yearly summer project focuses on archaeological anthropology involving the excavation, recovery and study of the human skeletal remains at the burial ground of Orthi Petra, as well as technical field/lab drawing tutorials in archaeology and physical anthropology. Human ecology and the dynamics of village and city life are studied, local cuisine is sampled, museums and archaeological sites from Minoan to medieval periods are visited, and cultural events in the city of Rethymnon may be attended (art exhibits, musical and/or theatrical events).

For more information on field work programs in Greece, please contact:

Anagnostis Agelarakis 
p – 516.877.4112
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Domestic Field Work

Archaeology Field Methods in Alaska
This course, specifically for undergraduates with no previous archaeological experience, focuses on building important skills by using state-of-the-art field-based research technologies and teaching the fundamentals of archaeological survey, excavation, stratigraphic profiling and site mapping. You can travel to the Shaw Creek Archaeology Research station in the middle Tanana Valley and participate in an ongoing research program pertaining to the late Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas. 

For more information on field work programs in Alaska, please contact:

Brian Wygal
Assistant Professor
p – 516.877.4111
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For further information, please contact:

Center for International Education
p – 516.877.3487
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