The Barbados field program will train students in historical archaeological and ethnohistorical methods. Students will conduct archaeological excavations at sites such as the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation, one of the oldest sugar estates in Barbados, and at the George Washington House, the residence where a young George Washington lived in 1751. Students will examine the material conditions of Barbados’s earliest colonists. Weekend field trips will visit sites of historical, cultural, and environmental interest. In addition the program will coincide with two major national cultural celebrations in Barbados, “Crop Over” and “Emancipation Day.”
Barbados students will receive 6 credits for archeology field school (ANTH 225). Housing will be in university dorms and some meals are included in the program fee.
The Reves Center advisor for the Barbados summer program is Molly DeStafney, email@example.com.