Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Southwestern Field School

Departmental News

Posted:  Feb 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

UNM Department of Anthropology

Southwestern Field School

2019 Summer Session: June 3 to July 13

Applications due: April 1st, 2019

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 houses and agricultural sites. Fieldtrips to various archaeological sites in northern and central New Mexico 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 field school website, in the Anthropology Department office, or upon request (  
Enrollment is limited, so please apply early!