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Program will not be offered in 2010, but may be offered in future; interested students should return to this site for information.

  • Ancient Mayan city, ca. 1200 BC-1500 AD
  • Remains of Mayan palaces, pyramids, ball park, plazas
  • Lush forest near Crooked Tree village in northern Belize
  • Inside spectacular bird and wildlife sanctuary
  • To Be Determined
Program Organization
  • Spring IU Archaeological Field School Program
  • Predeparture orientation in Bloomington
  • 8 weeks of digging, mapping, data analysis in Belize
  • Instruction in surveying, excavation, artifact processing and analysis
  • Travel to other archaeological sites
  • Resident Director: Professor Anne Pyburn
Academic Program
  • 6 IU credits (all courses applicable to anthropology major)
    • Mesoamerican Archaeology (ANTH-E 335, 3 cr)
    • Archaeological Method & Theory (ANTH-P 301, 3 cr)
    • Optional additional 3 credits in independent study (ANTH-A 495 or ANTH-P405)
  • Small, elevated screened houses with 3-4 students in isolated, self-contained jungle camp
  • All meals prepared by camp cook
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a degree candidate at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fifth full-time semester of college,
  • are willing to engage in strenuous activity in the heat and share rustic field accommodations without amenities, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and match between program and applicant's academic needs. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • To Be Determined

Estimated Costs

Spring 2007

  • Fees paid to IU: (tuition, housing, most meals, health insurance)
  • Undergraduates:
    • Indiana resident $3,200
    • Nonresident $3,600
  • Graduate students:
    • Indiana resident $3,400
    • Non-resident $3,600

International airfare and vacation travel additional.

Initial payment of $500 due upon acceptance.