Travel with Dr. Brian Bates to the United Kingdom for an archaeological journey that will trace the prehistoric, Roman and Medieval periods spanning more than 5,000 years. The classroom for this fantastic learning experience will be such places as Stonehenge, West Kennet Long Barrow, Roman London, the City of York and the British Museum, among others. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the United Kingdom as you stand inside of a 4,500 year-old burial tomb, study the Roman city of Londinium or walk the Medieval streets of Viking Jorvik (modern day York). This exciting archaeology course is open to all majors.
ANTH 351: The Archaeology of England in Prehistoric, Roman, and Medieval Times:
This course presents an overview of England through the eyes of archaeology and anthropology, from 5,000 years before the present to 1500 AD. The materials employed in this course include library and archival sources, archaeological artifacts, physical anthropological specimens, and examination of field excavation sites. 3 credits.
There are no prerequisites for this program or course.
Students and faculty will stay in hotels.
April 19 at 3:30 p.m.in the Archaeology Lab
Students who cannot attend scheduled information sessions should contact Dr. Bates for one-on-one information.
December 9, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Day 1: The Field Researcher
Class at hotel near Dulles Airport
Day 2: Travel Day
Travel from Washington-Dulles to London-Heathrow
Day 3: Introduction to London
British Museum; Institute of Archaeology, U.C. London; Russell & Bloomsbury Squares; The Thames; Queen Elizabeth's Tower, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square
Day 4: Roman London
Museum of London; London Wall; Temple of Mithras
Day 5: Prehistoric England
Stonehenge, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill
Day 6: Great Fire of London
Museum of London; London Stone; Great Fire of London -Fire Monument
Day 7: Medieval London
Tower of London
Day 8: Medieval London
Day 9: Roman & Medieval England – York
Roman York, Viking York, Jorvik Viking Center
Day 10: Roman & Medieval England – York
Medieval York; York Minster Cathedral; The Shambles
Day 11: St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Day 12: Travel Day
Travel from London-Heathrow to Washington-Dulles
*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*
The project travel fee is $3,900 and includes airfare, travel insurance, hotels, most meals, transportation while in the U.K. and admission to all venues on our itinerary.
Longwood tuition will be billed separately.
The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
- Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible.
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
- Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
- Questions about academic content? Contact Dr. Brian Bates.
- Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane