Ifugao Field School, summer 2012

The University of Guam, in collaboration with the National Museum of the Philippines, University of the Philippines, and the Ifugao State University will be conducting a field school at the World Heritage-listed Ifugao rice terraces in summer 2012. Applications close Feb 28, 2012

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photo credit: Stefan Munder

2012 University of Guam Archaeological Field School [Link no longer active]
Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines
Summer 2012

The University of Guam Archaeological Field School in Kiangan, Ifugao introduces students to the multidisciplinary nature of landscape archaeology research, while also offering insights on relationships between human communities and their environment. The research program has eight goals: 1) to involve anthropology undergraduates from a wide range of host institution types, genders, and ethnicities; 2) introduce students to the multidisciplinary nature of landscape archaeology; 3) provide field research engagement and opportunities to students in the American Pacific; 4) provide hypothesis-driven undergraduate projects with guidance from faculty mentors and international collaborators; 5) encourage students to pursue graduate studies in Anthropological Archaeology; 6) provide students necessary training to work in historic preservation; 7) establish an ongoing research program where students will be able to collaborate with students and professors outside of UOG, and develop scientific-writing skills; and, 8) provide a meaningful field experience to undergraduate participants by directly working with Ifugao descendant communities.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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