Archaeological Field Schools: A Guide for Teaching in the Field

by Jane Eva Baxter

Left Coast Press | March 31, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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The field school is often described as a “rite of passage" among archaeologists. They are considered essential for the appropriate training of students for academic or professional archaeological careers, and are perhaps the only universal experience in an increasingly diverse array of archaeological career paths. Jane Baxter's practical guide about how to run a successful field school offers archaeologists ways to maximize the educational and training benefits of these experiences. She presents a wide range of pedagogical theories and techniques that can be used to place field schools in an educational, as well as an archaeological, context. Baxter then offers a “how to" guide for the design of field schools, including logistical, legal, and personnel issues as well as strategies for integrating research and teaching in the field. Replete with checklists, forms, and cogent examples, the author gives directors and staff a set of “best practices" for designing and implementing a school.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.2 in

Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598740075

ISBN - 13: 9781598740073

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Archaeological Field Schools: A Guide for Teaching in the Field

by Jane Eva Baxter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.2 in

Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598740075

ISBN - 13: 9781598740073

About the Book

The field school is often described as a arite of passagea among archaeologists. They are considered essential for the appropriate training of students for academic or professional archaeological careers, and are perhaps the only universal experience in an increasingly diverse array of archaeological career paths. Jane Baxteras practical guide about how to run a successful field school offers archaeologists ways to maximize the educational and training benefits of these experiences. She presents a wide range of pedagogical theories and techniques that can be used to place field schools in an educational, as well as an archaeological, context. Baxter then offers a ahow toa guide for the design of field schools, including logistical, legal, and personnel issues as well as strategies for integrating research and teaching in the field. Replete with checklists, forms, and cogent examples, the author gives directors and staff a set of abest practicesa for designing and implementing a school.

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The field school is often described as a “rite of passage" among archaeologists. They are considered essential for the appropriate training of students for academic or professional archaeological careers, and are perhaps the only universal experience in an increasingly diverse array of archaeological career paths. Jane Baxter's practical guide about how to run a successful field school offers archaeologists ways to maximize the educational and training benefits of these experiences. She presents a wide range of pedagogical theories and techniques that can be used to place field schools in an educational, as well as an archaeological, context. Baxter then offers a “how to" guide for the design of field schools, including logistical, legal, and personnel issues as well as strategies for integrating research and teaching in the field. Replete with checklists, forms, and cogent examples, the author gives directors and staff a set of “best practices" for designing and implementing a school.

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Jane Baxter''s practical guide about how to run a successful field school offers archaeologists ways to maximize the educational and training benefits of these experiences.

About the Author

Jane Eva Baxter is Associate Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University in Chicago. An historical archaeologist, Professor Baxter has a doctorate from the University of Michigan. She is author of numerous articles and the book Archaeology of Childhood and has directed field schools in the United States and the Bahamas
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