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UNM Southwestern Field School 2018

2018 Summer Session: June 4 to July 13
Applications due: April 20th

Field School Application

Please submit applications to:
Dr. Hannah Mattson
Anthropology Department
MSC 01 – 1040
University of New Mexico  
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001     

This summer’s field session will take place on the beautiful Diamond Tail Ranch, near Placitas, New Mexico. Students will gain essential hands-on training in archaeological field skills, including survey and excavation methods. Excavation will focus on Classic period (A.D. 1325 to 1600) Ancestral Pueblo field house and agricultural sites. Fieldtrips to various archaeological sites in central New Mexico (Paa-ko, Kuaua, San Marcos, Astialakwa, and Tyuonyi) and guest lectures by visiting scholars will provide students with a larger historic context for the cultural remains identified during fieldwork. Students will stay in Albuquerque and are responsible for their own food and housing. Please see the application form for additional details related to course registration, fees, and scheduling. Applications are available on the Anthropology Department’s website (, in the Anthropology Department office, or upon request ( Please apply early, as enrollment is limited!