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Summer Field School

The Kutztown University Field School in Archaeology is held each summer. The current field school location is Marshall's Pen, a former coffee plantation located in Jamaica. Students have the option of travelling to Jamaica for a 2-3 week field program, for which they receive 3 credits for ANT 320: Field Methods in Archaeology, an upper division required course.

The current project is examining how the enslaved workers of Marshall's Pen utilized the plantation landscape as they struggled to create lives under the constraints of slavery. In past years, students have excavated the sites of the slave housing, have recorded the features associated with the community's graveyard, and located housing outside of the village in the provisioning farms that the enslaved once used to feed themselves.

The 2013 summer program will be held during late June/early July. You can find more information on the Marshalls Pen Archaeology Project facebook page, or by contacting Dr. James Delle at