BE A PART OF HISTORY IN SUMMER 2016!

2015 field school

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL

Summer Session A: May 9-June 17

at the

BULOW PLANTATION (1821-1836)

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

(Ormond Beach, Florida)


 Bulow Plantation

Bulow Plantation, located in Flagler County, was founded in 1821 by Charles Bulow, a native of South Carolina.  His son John Joachim Bulow inherited the estate in 1823, at the death of his father, and was a successful planter, growing sugar and cotton with over 100 African slaves.  In December 1835, the second Seminole War came to Bulow Plantation. 

Against the protest of Bulow, American troops occupied the plantation, and built a make-shift fort on the property.  After two months, the American army withdrew from Bulowville, taking Bulow and his Africans with them, and the property was then burned to the ground by Seminole Indians.


2016 Research goals:

The 2016 field school marks the third season of excavations conducted at the Bulow Plantation.  

We will be excavating within the remains 

of a slave house burned in January 1836.

You will uncover evidence of the Second Seminole War,

and handle artifacts used by Africans nearly two hundred years ago.


 


Student Expectations
:
Students will receive training in controlled excavation, field survey, instrument mapping, artifact identification, and artifact analysis. There will also be a series of afternoon/evening lectures and assigned readings on Historical and African-American Archaeology.  We will work Monday through Friday, with weekends off.  You will have the option of staying at the field school residences during the weekends or returning to Gainesville (or elsewhere).   

Number of Students: enrollment will be capped at 15 students.

Priority for acceptance into the field school will be given to Junior and Senior Anthropology majors, 
but Freshmen, Sophomores and non-majors are also encouraged to apply.

Tuition:
All students will be enrolled for nine credit hours (ANT 4823/4824). 

Student Fees:
In addition to the standard tuition and fees payable to the Registrar's, there will be an additional fee of $800 assessed per student, to cover the cost of all residential rents, meals, gasoline, film and film processing, artifact bags, and other miscellaneous supplies, as well as a cleaning fee for the residences.

Lodging:

Lodging will consist of rented residences in Ormond Beach. These furnished homes have central air conditioning, 

Wifi, cable TV, and are just a few blocks from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

We only work weekdays, so you have the option to stay at the field school residences on weekends  


Download Copy of the Application: HERE

Send application, cover letter and letter of recommendation (from a Professor or Graduate Student/Instructor) to:
Dr. James M. Davidson
Department of Anthropology 
1112 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117305
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305

By Email: davidson@ufl.edu

or drop it by my office:  Turlington Hall B134

Phone: 352-392-2253 ext. 261 Fax: 352-392-6929