Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation

By December 23, 2018 March 31st, 2020 All Programs, NUI Maynooth Programs
Due to the Covid-19 crisis this field program has now been transferred online! While missing our outdoor classroom the program will still deliver the same great academic content and carries the same credits as the established field version. The program is delivered through a combination of live online teaching and lab sessions, exclusive access to pre-recorded tutorials and self-directed (but guided) learning and home-based activities. For more information see our dedicated brochure (coming soon).

This two week accredited online program gives students a ‘hands-on’ orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including key archaeological skills in survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Anglo-Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE), within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Wexford in particular. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

Course Details

  • Course Dates:
    • June 15 – 26, 2020
  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €850
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructor: Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure (coming soon)
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript