Virtual "Field School" (Online and asynchronous)

  • Jun 13, 2022 9:00 AM - Jun 17, 2022 4:00 PM
  • An Online Event hosted by Strawbery Banke Museum

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Ticket Price $30.00-$40.00 This event is not available

Virtual "Field School" (Online and asynchronous)

Monday, June 13-Friday, June 17, 2022

Cost per person:
Members $30; Nonmembers $40.

Registration information
The Virtual "Field School" is limited to 30 participants, ages 16+. Registration is open on a rolling basis until all the spots are filled. 


Course Description:  
This course is intended to offer students training in archaeological methodology. Because social science research has been interrupted by COVID-19, archaeologists have increased reliance on mediated techniques to continue their research. This virtual field school offers a series of five asynchronous, self-paced modules including material and digital techniques that participants can explore and apply. These modules include:

  1. Strawbery Banke Archaeology
  2. Artifact Curation, Conservation, and Interpretation
  3. Virtual Fieldwork
  4. Public Archaeology
  5. Final Public Product

The course culminates in participants' development of an online StoryMap and/or blog post to share the results of a self-led research question. The instructor provides videos from the museum grounds and lab, course readings, and exercises.

General Info:

Available Credits: 
Students may arrange to receive academic credit through their university. Students who have received credit in the past have arranged an independent study with their program. The field school director is available to discuss requirements with students’ advisors.

About the Field School Director: 
Dr. Alexandra Martin is a Registered Professional Archaeologist with nearly 20 years of experience on archaeological sites and with archaeological collections. Alix has worked with field school students at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archaeological Field Schools and has directed annual field schools at Strawbery Banke Museum since 2014. Alix is also an anthropology professor at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches introductory archaeology courses and is the coordinator for the Native American and Indigenous Studies minor.

About Strawbery Banke Archaeology: 
Strawbery Banke Museum is an outdoor living history museum located in historic Portsmouth, NH. Strawbery Banke archaeologists have conducted some of the largest urban archaeology projects in New Hampshire. Previous excavations at Strawbery Banke have revealed information on domestic life, immigration, building traditions, pottery manufacture, and other industries, and have demonstrated that Portsmouth is one of the richest sites for historical archaeology in northern New England.

For questions, please contact Alexandra Martin, Strawbery Banke Archaeologist and Field School Director, at

Date & Time

Jun 13, 2022 9:00 AM - Jun 17, 2022 4:00 PM

Venue Details

An Online Event hosted by Strawbery Banke Museum

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 An Online Event hosted by Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families, and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate, and entertain.