Tucson, Ariz. (March 23, 2020)—The 2020 Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School has been canceled. Director Karen Schollmeyer has issued the following statement:
“It is with great regret that we share the news of the field school’s cancelation. The University of Arizona has asked that all in-person courses during the time of our field season be canceled due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.
“We had a wealth of amazing applicants, and we were truly looking forward to learning with our students, staff, and tribal and community partners. I know our supporters were looking forward to our annual blog posts from the field, too. Although we are disappointed, we are looking ahead to our return in the summer of 2021.”
About the Preservation Archaeology Field School
Offered by Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona, this unique six-week program provides students with an opportunity to learn excavation, survey, experimental archaeology, and laboratory methods in a beautiful, remote, and archaeologically exciting part of the U.S. Southwest. Our innovative curriculum highlights the goals, ethics, and practice of Preservation Archaeology, which integrates research, education, and preservation within a community-based framework. We share what we learn throughout the project with the public via local events, blog posts, and other venues. Together, students and staff explore ethically responsible and scientifically rigorous field and research methods while investigating compelling questions about our shared past. Learn more at archaeologysouthwest.org/things-to-do/field-school/.