Belize Field Program

Students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Dr. Glenn and students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Mona monkey skull

Mona monkey skull used in teaching and research


Skeletal specimen

Specimen from the skeletal collections at our labs


Spider monkeys

Spider monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Study abroad in Tibet

Study abroad in Tibet


Alisha Gaskins

Former student Alisha Gaskins completing a facial reconstruction


San Nicolas

Melinda Salisbury and Laura Monterrosa measuring pit depth at San Nicolas


Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna

small Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna


West Africa Magnuson monkeys

Former Graduate student Lindsay Magnuson tracking monkeys in West Africa


Anthropology student

Anthropology student


Student Making Peanut Butter in Bolivia

Erin Wheelis making peanut butter, Bolivia Peace Corps


Dai Sun Xian Ceremony

Dai Suan xian ceremony


Anthropology Student dancing in field in
Burma

Anthropology students immersed in the Grenadian culture


Dai Dinner

Dai Dinner


Howling monkeys

Howling monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the end of the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students at the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Belize Field School

Dr. Cortes-Rincon and students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Contact Information

Humboldt Center for
Evolutionary Anthropology
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 233
Phone: 707.826.4330

Medieval Bioarchaeology Program - Poland
July 7-25, 2014, Bezlawki, NE Poland

Image of a skeleton being excavated

The Medieval Bioarchaeology Program in Poland is an excellent and unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Polish archaeologists and HSU instructors while excavating, analyzing and cataloging human remains in Poland . The field site where this work takes place is Bezławki, in north eastern Poland . We estimate that this site may contain between 40 and 50 human skeletons dating around the 13th Century AD. This site was the territory of Old Prussians, a pagan bellicose peoples who had resisted conversion into Christianity for many centuries to be finally conquered by the Teutonic Knight Order. As such, you may see some very interesting burial rites.

This program will be an intensive, rewarding experience. You will learn about human osteology and pathology and receive training in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods by excavating and helping to analyze the remains found. The specific goals of this program include finding the extent of the field site at Bezławki, securing burials at risk (salvage archaeology), finding out whether the graves contain native Prussians or German settlers, and examining pagan burial rites in Prussia.

You will also learn about Polish history and culture, as well as experience life in a country that has been a crossroads of central Europe for hundreds of years.

Dates at a Glance

  • April 12 & 13, 2014 (9:00-17:30): On campus instructional sessions
  • by July 1, 2014: Complete online preparatory coursework
  • July 7-25, 2014: Forensic archaeological fieldwork in Poland

Courses at a Glance

  • Anth 485: Poland Field Program Preparation. 3 units, online + 1 weekend meeting at HSU
  • Anth 339: Bioarchaeology: Poland. 3 units, in Poland July 7-25, 2014

Costs at a Glance

  • $6,580 (includes 6-units tuition,) maximum in-Poland program fees (e.g., food, housing), books, student health insurance, and estimated airfare. No hidden costs.)
  • Students may utilize any remaining student loan eligibility for 2013-2014, apply for fellowships, or engage in individual/group fundraising.

HSU Faculty & Staff

Mary Glenn, Ph.D., HSU Program Director
Interim Associate Dean of Professional Studies, Professor of Anthropology at Humboldt State University.
(707) 826-3126
mary.glenn@humboldt.edu

Ariel Gruenthal, MSc, HSU Program Co-Director
Lecturer, Anthropology and Research Associate, Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology
BSS 522; (707) 826-4560
ariel.gruenthal@humboldt.edu

Marissa Ramsier, PhD, HSU Program Co-Director
Lecturer, Anthropology and Director, Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology
BSS 524; (707) 826-4948
marissa.ramsier@humboldt.edu

Adam Erwin-Martinetti, Field and Teaching Assistant
HSU Anthropology Alumnus and Graduate Student

Kena Worsham, Field and Teaching Assistant
HSU Anthropology Alumnus and Graduate Student

Keith Bensen, Guest Lecturer
US Forest Service
International Education, Travel & Communications Expert

Poland Faculty & Staff

Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz, PhD, Poland Site Director, Head Archaeologist
Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology
University of Gdansk, Poland

Marek Polcyn, PhD, Poland Program Coordinator
First Piasts Museum, Poland

Ewelina Sidorowicz, Field and Teaching Assistant
Graduate Student, University of Gdansk, Poland

HSU Offices

Office of Extended Education
2nd Floor Student & Business Services Building
Phone: (707) 826-3731
Email: extended@humboldt.edu
Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/~extended/

Study Abroad Office
Feuerwerker House (House 13)
Tel: (707) 826-3942
Email: Penelope.Shaw@humboldt.edu
Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/goabroad/ >