WHAT IS A FIELD SCHOOL?
By definition, field schools are held off-campus for an extended period of time working "in the field".
ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL
...offers students the opportunity to participate in archaeological research projects, to learn basic fieldwork techniques, and the relationship between research design and execution.
ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL
...offers students an advanced comparative study opportunity that combines the traditional survey of ethnographic literature with hands-on experiential observation and participation.
2013 Summer Ethnographic Field School
ANTH 454/854 Ethnographic Field School: Reller 2013
3-Week Pre-Session May 20-June 7
The 2013 Summer Ethnographic Field School meets at the UNL Reller Natural History Research Area. This is an on-going field school site focused on the transitional prairie edge environment, where grass lands meet woodlands. We draw upon the long period of human experiences from the PaleoIndian through early white settlement. Reller is located in Southwest Lancaster County and is a 30 minute drive from City Campus.
Instructor: Dr. Mark Awakuni-Swetland
The 2013 UNL Summer Ethnographic Field School theme is FOOD. We will identify, collect, and process edible spring plants.
We will use various cooking techniques drawn from indigenous and homesteader traditions to cook our midday meal.
We will cook over the fire... We will cook in the hot coals... We will build a rock lined pit oven.