The 2024 Archaeology Field School

The UC Davis Archaeology Field School offers hands-on, research-driven training in archaeological field methods. . .

2024 Field School Information

Application Link available here

A recording of the December 2023 information session about the 2024 field school is here. 




This year’s field school is directed by Dr. John Darwent and held at Blue Oak Ranch Reserve from August 12-September 6, 2024. Students will gain skills in archaeological survey, mapping of archaeological sites, and identification of artifacts as well as getting to know other ANT students! Please note- it is strongly recommended all field school participants have completed ANT 181 or enroll in this course in spring 2024. 

Students will receive four units of UC Davis academic credit under ANT 181L and have the option to receive additional units under ANT 198 to be eligible for summer financial aid. 

Inquiry Contact:

  • John Darwent:


Applications: consist of a filled application form (link below) as well as a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation speaking to academic merit or ability to succeed in field archeology work are preferred. We can accept more general work experience letters -- please contact us with questions concerning the application process. 

Please submit your applications to John Darwent at 

Applications for 2024 are still open. Slots are available.

Inclusivity Statement - The UC Davis Field School expects all participants to abide by the UC Davis Policy on Student Conduct and is dedicated to making the field environment a safe and welcoming place for all students.