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To receive credit, you must enroll in ANT622 for Summer Session I. In addition to university tuition for six credit hours, you must pay a program fee of $850.00. The program fee covers lodging, meals and supplies.
The program fee for volunteers (those participating in the field school without receiving credit) is $1,250.00. Contact the project director, Michael Bever, for information on payment options.
The program fee is due no later than April 21, 2006. If you withdraw prior to the beginning of the program, $200.00 of the fee is non-refundable. The entire program fee is non-refundable after the start of the program on June 1, 2006.
Prerequisites for the class include upper division standing and the completion of ANT462M, Archaeological Field Techniques (or its equivalent at another university). Space is limited, and upper division anthropology majors from the University of Texas at Austin, enrolling for credit, will receive priority.
For additional information on enrollment, contact the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Anthropology. For estimates on the cost of summer tuition and payment options, check out the Office of Accounting's Tuition and Fees page.
Note: to reserve your space, you need only submit the application form, but the other two forms must be submitted when you pay your program fee on or before April 21, 2006.
At the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Travel Policy page you can find (in Microsoft Word format) the Release and Indemnification Agreement for Adult Students (if enrolling for credit), the Release and Indemnification Agreement for Adult Non-Students (if not enrolling for credit), and the Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment for Adults.
There are two options for transportation:
You may use your own transportation to the field site. This will give you the flexibility to visit town in the evenings and leave the project housing facilities on the weekends. However, you will be responsible for ensuring you arrive on time. If you choose this option, please let us know and we will provide directions. To minimize the number of vehicles on site, we ask that you car pool if possible. Note that once you arrive on site, transportation will be provided from the housing facility to the work site.
If you cannot provide your own transportation, we can provide transportation from the University. Note, however, that you are only guaranteed transportation to the field site at the beginning of the summer session and back to Austin at the end of the session. You may not be able to return to Austin every weekend. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will need transportation.
All meals will be provided, though students will have to rotate cooking and clean-up duties. Food and lodging will be available every day during the duration of the project, including weekends. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have special dietary needs.
We will travel to the site on Sunday, June 4. The work week will run Monday through Friday. Saturdays and Sundays will be free, though some field trips will be conducted on Saturdays. If you leave for the weekends, you must return to the field site each Sunday evening. We will return to Austin on Friday, July 7.
As part of this, we will conduct weekly lectures and training sessions, and you will be required to purchase a course packet of reading materials. We also will provide you with a handbook of field procedures. Periodically check the News & Updates link for information on the availability of these materials.
For students enrolling for credit, you will be graded primarily on your participation in field activities. However, we will also require you to keep a journal of daily activities and impressions - essentially a field notebook - that will be turned in at the end of the semester.
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