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  • Locations: Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: Field study, Study abroad
Language Level: 0 - None Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Leader: Brian Bates, James (Jim) Jordan Housing: Hotel
Program Description:
Program Overview | Prerequisites | Information Sessions | Itinerary | Housing | Program Costs | More Information 

Advanced Archaeology Field Research in the British Virgin Islands 

Guana Island


Program Overview

Participate in advanced field research in archaeology on gorgeous Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands in the summer of 2017 alongside Longwood students and faculty. This program is for advanced students who will learn essential elements of archaeological field research in a tropical paradise. This program is open only to students who have completed ANTH 296 with a grade of B or higher. 

This program is intended to provide advanced instruction in archaeological field methods. Instruction in the essential elements of managing archaeological field investigations from site identification, to data collection and analysis, to post-excavation publication will be covered. The decision-making and data management processes, with a particular emphasis on accurate record keeping, will be stressed. 

All fieldwork conducted during this program is being done as a component of the scientific research design that has been developed for the project. Students will be exposed to the methods of site survey and identification, excavation, recording and mapping, and artifact processing. Students will learn to apply these methods to address the research questions embodied in the design for this project. 

The Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). Students completing an RPA certified field school will be trained in the discipline's highest standards of research and site stewardship. 

Please note: this is a non-credit program. No course credit will be awarded for this program.


  • ANTH 296 with a grade of B or higher

Information Sessions

  • TBA


  • June 18 - Travel to Guana Island
  • June 19 - Project orientation 
  • June 20 - Project introduction
  • June 21 - Fieldwork begins
  • June 22 - July 14 - Excavation & Artifact processing 
  • July 15 - Presentation on project results
  • July 16 - Return home 
*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*


Students will stay in a hotel.

Program Costs

Program fees (which include airfare) are expected to be about $2,500. 

More Information


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.