Skip to main content

2018 UNM Summer Field School

Course Dates: Jun 04, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018

Instructor/s: Hannah Mattson

Course Credits: 6

Field School Costs: $800 Course Fee

UNM Tuition and Fees (Subject to Change): Standard tuition and mandatory fees

Download the Application Form


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! Applications due by April 20, 2018.