BE A PART OF HISTORY IN SUMMER 2017!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
THE TWELTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL
Summer Session A: May 8-June 16
BULOW PLANTATION (1821-1836)
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
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.
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
Here is an electronic copy of the Archaeological Report on the 2014 and 2015 field seasons at Bulow Plantation:
Davidson, James M. and Mary Elizabeth
2016 Cabin 1 at The Bulow Plantation (8FL7):
Final Results of the 2014 and 2015 University of Florida Archaeological Field
Schools at Bulow Plantation. Report
submitted to the Tomoka Basin State Parks, Florida Bureau of Archaeological
Research (state archaeological permit No. 1415.039). Anthropology Department,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2017 Research goals:
The 2017 field school marks the fourth 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
and handle artifacts used by Africans nearly
two hundred years ago.
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 16 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
All students will be enrolled for nine credit hours
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 will consist of rented
residences in Ormond Beach. These furnished homes have central air
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
Deadline for Application materials is Monday – March 20, 2017
applications may be acepted, but in cases of limited seats, preference
will be given to applications submited prior to March 21
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop it by my office: Turlington Hall B134
Phone: 352-392-2253 ext. 261 Fax: 352-392-6929