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Archaeological Field School at Lamanai, July-Aug 2001

Week 1

Day 1 Monday. July 16
12-6pm Arrive at Belize International Airport and travel to Lamanai
7-8 Dinner
 
Day 2 Tuesday. July 17
8-9am Breakfast
9-12pm Intro to Course and Lamanai Field Research Center
Lecture - Introduction to Maya Archaeology
1-2 Lunch
3-4 Discussion of student research: topics, goals & methods
4-5:30 Visit excavation area
5:30-7 Break
7-8 Dinner
 
Day 3 Wednesday. July 18
7:30-8 Breakfast
8:30-12:30 Tour of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
1-2pm Lunch
2-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Lecture - Intro to Maya Area, People, & Chronology
4:30-6 Tour Indian Church Village
6-7 Research period
7-8 Dinner
8-9:30 Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
 
Day 4 Thursday. July 19
7-7:30 Breakfast
8-9:30 Lecture - Survey and Mapping
9:30-12 Group I - Tour of North Reserve and Museum
Group II - Tape and Compass - Field
1-2 Lunch
2:30-5 Group I- Tape and Compass - Field
Group II - Tape and Compass - Lab
5-6:30 Lecture - Material Culture and Classification
6:30-7 Break
7-8 Diner
 
day 5 Friday, July 20
5 :30-8 Canoe Trip - Group I
8-8:30 Breakfast
9-1pm Group I - Tape and Compass - Lab
Group II - Tour of North Reserve and Museum
1-2 Lunch
2-3 Lecture - Introduction to excavation techniques
3-5:30 Research period
5:30-7 break
7-8 Diner
 
Day 6 Saturday. July 21
5:30-8 Canoe Trip - Group II
8-8:30 Breakfast
9- 12pm Excavation at site
1-2 Lunch
2-5 Lab - Lab Techniques, Lot Assessments, and Small Finds
5-7 Research period
7-8 Diner
8-9 Movie - Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
 
Day 7 Sunday. July 22
Day Off Optional - Craft Workshop in the Village
 

Week 2

Day 8 Monday. July 23
8-9 Breakfast
9-10:30 Lecture - Introduction to Maya Architecture
10:30-1 Tour of Lamanai Architectural Feature
1-2 Lunch at the Reserve
2-4 Finish Tour of Architectural Features
4-5 Break
5-7 Research Period
7-8 Diner
8-9 Maya Folklore
 
Day 9 Tuesday. July 24
7-7:30 Breakfast
8- 12pm Excavation / Group A - Mapping and Survey
1-2 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Lecture - Morelets' Crocodile Research
3:30-5 Break
5-7 Research Period
d-8 Diner
8-10 Spotlight Safari
 
Day 10 Wednesday July 25
7-7:30 Breakfast
8-12pm Excavation / Group A - Mapping and Survey
1-2 Lunch
2:30-4 Lab
4-7 Research Period
7-8 Dinner
8-9 Practice presentations (July 26th presenters)
 
Day 11 Thursday. July 26
7-7:30 Breakfast
8-12pm Excavation / Group B: - Mapping and Survey
1-2 Lunch
2-3:15 Student research presentations
3:30-5:30 Medicinal Herbal Walk
5:30-7 Break
7-8 Dinner
8-9 Practice presentations (My 27th presenters)

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