But, here are a couple of exceptions.
The Hungarian field school seems to offer nice funding, which is a little unusual for field schools. I hope the NSF funding implies a level of scrutiny that ensures a good research design and syllabus. I paste below the body of the e-mail I received about it.
The CRM field school is run by a very reputable archaeological consulting firm and the Institute of Field Archaeology, which is new but seems to be running good field schools.
1. Hungarian Bioarchaeological Field School
Dear CURL Members,
I am writing to provide information about an international NSF- REU archaeology field school opportunity for undergraduate students.
The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program to be eligible.
For more information about the project and field school check out our website (http://bakota.net) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bakotaproject).
Website and Online Application: http://bakota.net
Application Deadline: March 18, 2016
Field School Dates: July 4 - August 14, 2016
Field School Location: Quinnipiac University & Hungary
Contact Information: Dr. Julia Giblin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kindly pass this information on to colleagues and students who might be interested. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Julia I. Giblin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518-1908
Office: CAS1, Room 337
Office Phone: 203-582-8381
2. CRM field school
CRM Training at Coconino National Forest
Recording rock art at Picture Canyon, just east of Flagstaff (AZ)
Please share with students and other interested parties!