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Course Description

The Mohegan archaeological field school teaches archaeology using an innovative collaborative approach. Students learn archaeological method and theory while surveying and excavating colonial-era sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Mohegan field school operates as an equal partnership between the Mohegan Tribe and Tufts Anthropology. The project is designed to respect the sensitivities, interests, and needs of the Mohegan Tribe while conducting rigorous archaeological research. The field school brings together students and staff of diverse backgrounds to learn about colonial history, Mohegan history and heritage, the history of North American archaeology, and—not least important—the often-troubled relationship between archaeologists and Indigenous communities. While taking the field school, students stay on the Connecticut College campus.

Students interested in enrolling should complete this application:

The field school will begin reviewing applications after March 1 and will continue accepting applications until the field school is full. Update: the field school is no longer accepting new applications.

Please see below for important dates.
Last day to register: May 15, 2024
Last day to withdraw: May 15, 2024
Last day to withdraw with a refund: May 15, 2024

This is an in-person course that follows the published schedule of course meetings and requires attendance at all sessions. Tufts courses are designed to provide high-quality and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. For more information about course policies and expectations, please visit

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Students must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the field school. Students must be admitted to the field school in order to enroll. Students are responsible for maintaining their own health insurance and coverage throughout the duration of the field school.

Refund Policy: Students must withdraw from the course on May 15, 2024 or prior in order to receive a full refund. Students who withdraw later than May 15, 2024  will not receive a refund.

Remission Eligible: Not eligible.

Affiliated With:

School of Arts & Sciences