Rissa M. Trachman, PhD

Elon University

Maya Archaeology

Elon University

Dig in Belize!!

Kate and Sarah      commute

The Dos Hombres Archaeological Project (DHAP) and Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize takes place in northwestern Belize, Central America and is an exciting and fun way to get involved with original, archaeological discovery and research. Students will have the opportunity to learn archaeological methods including mapping and excavation techniques, artifact analysis, and soils identification, as well as studying ancient Maya culture, Belizean culture, and tropical forest ecology.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit a few of the nearby archaeological sites, including one that has been excavated and restored for tourism,one of the largest Maya sites in Belize, the site of Lamanai.  The field school hosts students from across every discipline and from all over the world allowing for a diverse learning experience.  Movie nights, lectures, and group meals add to the atmosphere of learning but also create an opportunity for fun and making new friends.  *You may earn credit at Elon Universtiy or your home institution.

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ArchAerial Video 2013 !!

Summer 2014 Field School Dates

May 19 - June 12/16

(optional trip at the end; 4 days)

See Application for details

Application and Payment Due Dates

  • March 3, 2014 Deposit Due with Application
  • April 2, 2014 - BALANCE of fees DUE
  • April 10, 2014; 4-5 pm; Lindner 211 - Mandatory Orientation Meeting
  • May 1, 2014; 4-5 pm; Lindner 211 - Mandatory Orientation meeting
  • May 5, 2014; All forms and passport copy due
  • May 5, 2014; Flight Itinerary and Proof of International Travel Health Insurance Due