Welcome the blog of the University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology Archaeology Field School.  The archaeology field school is held every year during the NZ summer (January/February), with student research projects continuing in semester 1 (March-June). We will post blogs (student and staff) from the field discussing exciting new research and tales of field life. We hope to continue blogging during the semester as students carry out lab research and write up their findings.

This year the University of Auckland Archaeology Field School will be held on Great Mercury Island/Ahuahu. Great Mercury Island is an off shore in the Coromandel and contains very early evidence of prehistoric occupation. During the two week field school staff, students, and archaeologists of the University of Auckland, Auckland Museum and Ngati Hei will work together on prehistoric remains. The focus of the research will be a garden feature and archaeological remains eroding from a sand dune.

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For more info on the field school (ANTHRO 317 Field Methods in Archaeology) go to :  http://www.artsfaculty.auckland.ac.nz/courses/?Subject=ANTHRO&Number=317&Year=2012

Or for the other fantastic courses in Anthropology please visit :  http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/subjects-and-courses/anthropology-1

Want to find out about the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland? Please visit : http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/departments-and-schools/department-of-anthropology

Check out the other blogs on Dig Diaries from the Fayum, Egypt and Weipa, Australia!