Global Perspectives on Archaeological Field Schools

Constructions of Knowledge and Experience

  • Harold Mytum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theory and Practice

  3. Teaching and Researching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Timothy James Scarlett, Sam R. Sweitz
      Pages 119-143
  4. Underwater

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Anne Corscadden Knox, Sheli O. Smith
      Pages 165-177
  5. Non-Excavation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Betty Jo Mayeske, Robert I. Curtis, Benedict Lowe
      Pages 181-196
  6. Fieldwork and People

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-253

About this book


Archaeological field schools, notably in North America but also across the world, are seminal student experiences. They are also important vehicles by which research students and academic staff carry out fieldwork research, often away from the environs of their home institution. Field schools are teaching and research projects, but they also take place within a contemporary local context. Global Perspectives on Archaeological Field Schools: Constructions of Knowledge and Experience is the first ever collection of studies examining the tensions between teaching, research and local socio-cultural conditions, and explores the range of experiences associated with field schools. It will be of interest to all those wishing to attend a field school, whether as student or junior staff member, and for novice and experienced field school directors who can gain fresh insights from others’ experiences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harold Mytum
    • 1
  1. 1., Centre for Manx StudiesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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