College of Liberal Arts Center for Study Abroad
116 Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Belize: Archaeological Survey and Mapping
Students interested in the J-Term Belize Program should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
January Term Study Abroad Program
Three-week January term course in Belize
For more information: 2014 Belize J-Term Program
Ever dreamed of going on an archaeological dig or finding ancient sites hidden in the jungle? Then come join us in Belize this January on the Survey & Mapping in Belize course and experience it for real while earning college credit toward your degree!
The Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Belize (ANTH 674) study abroad program is a 4-credit, intensive course offered through the University of New Hampshire (UNH) during the January Term (Jan. 2-19, 2014). The course involves hands-on training in field reconnaissance, survey and mapping of ancient Maya archaeological sites in Belize. Students will learn how to use ArcGIS software in the production of site maps and also gain some experience in field excavations of archaeological sites, as well as processing of artifacts in our lab in Belize. The field course is designed to introduce students to the methods used to collect and analyze archaeological data in a hands-on field setting and exposes students to all aspects of archaeological field work, with a focus on survey and mapping techniques. The field program is part of the Belize River East Archaeology (BREA) project, directed by Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck, a professor in the Dept. of Anthropology at UNH. The course focuses on the recording of ancient Maya archaeological sites in the eastern Belize River valley. This program in Belize is offered through UNH, but is open to students at other universities for course credit. The field program will be of interest to a wide range of students, including those studying archaeology, geography, forestry and environmental studies, architecture and urban planning, and geology, among other fields. Click here for an information packet that offers more detailed information about the program.
We hope you will join us in Belize in January and come explore the ancient Maya civilization!