The Center for Big Bend Studies coordinates an Archaeological Field School every two years for graduate and undergraduate students who have the chance to work side by side with professional archaeologists. This hands-on approach to teaching helps students improve their skills in cutting-edge field methods, including mapping, profiling, survey and excavation.
The field work is augmented with an intensive program of guest lectures, field trips, discussions and laboratory work. Field trips are scheduled to some of the richest archaeological sites in the region.
Volunteer opportunities (non-credit) are also available.
Tuition and fees are based on the costs of six semester credit hours for Sul Ross State University and will differ for Texas residents and non-residents. (Costs are subject to change, based on changes in state tuition and fee charges.) A field school fee will also be charged to cover the cost of prepared meals, transportation to and from the ranch and all lab supplies and equipment.
Class Size and Registration
The next field school is scheduled for summer 2018. Class size is limited to 15 students.