Archaeological Field School

Archaeological Field School

Anth 372A/Anth 500T Summer Term III

The Department of Anthropology’s archaeological field school, in conjunction with The Museum at Bethel Woods and the Bundy Museum of History and Art, runs from June 2 until July 13, 2022.

The Museum at Bethel Woods is the iconic site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Public Archaeology Facility has been working with museum staff since 2017 to use archaeological knowledge to assist with reconstruction and interpretation of the site facilities and activities. The field school will be working in the Bindy Bazaar, a marketplace that featured art installations and other facilities for concert goers. The Bundy is a historic house museum in Binghamton. Their main post-contact property is the National Register listed, late 19th century Harlow E. Bundy House. With his brother, Willard, Bundy was the owner of the Bundy Manufacturing Company, makers of time recording clocks for industry, and precursor to IBM. The Bundy also owns several other historic properties in the surrounding area that are fertile ground for exploring Binghamton’s post-contact past. 

This is a six credit, six week course with classroom and field instruction in mapping, survey, and excavation techniques. The field school will be at Woodstock from June 6-17 and will be staying at house that Bethel Woods owns. We will return to Binghamton for the last four weeks (June 20-July 13) of the field school at the Bundy Museum. This will be local and students will be responsible for the own housing (Housing is available on campus through residential life.

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For more information please email Maria O’Donovan.