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*Excavation-based Archaeology Study Abroad in St. Croix (MSU Faculty-led)
St. Croix, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: MSU Faculty-Led (Credit) Areas of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore Credit Hours: 6
GPA Requirement: 2.5 MSU Faculty Director: Molly Zuckerman,
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Excavation-based Archaeology Field School in St. Croix
(MSU Faculty-Led)
Program Description: This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.  The Aklis site is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, skeletal excavation, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a             paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.
AN 3510:  ARCHY Field Meth: EXCAV (6 credit hours)
No prerequisites, but ideally students will have taken an introductory archaeology course and a course in human osteology, skeletal biology, or forensics. This course is best suited for students majoring in anthropology, particularly archaeology and bioarchaeology.  Students must be at least sophomore level and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Program Dates:
June 14, 2015 – July 18, 2015
Price:  $5,080
March 27, 2015 - Application and Deposit Deadline - $150 (non-refundable)
April 10, 2015 - Payment #1:  $2,465
April 24, 2015 - Payment #2:  $2,465

*All program fees are charged to MSU student accounts.  Once each payment deadline has passed and the student's account has been charged, the program fee is non-refundable.
Program cost includes:
  • International health insurance
  • Roundtrip airfare from Atlanta
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals a day
  • Ground transportation on St. Croix
  • Admission fees for local events and museums
Cost does not include:
  • MSU Tuition and Fees
Faculty Director:  
Molly Zuckerman,
*All program fees are charged to MSU student accounts.
**Mississippi State University reserves the right to modify the program or its costs as necessitated by changes in the international economic situation or to cancel the program if necessary.


This program is currently not accepting applications.