CHP program offering summer field school in Charleston, S.C.

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Salve Regina’s cultural and historic preservation program will offer an archeological field school this summer in Charleston, S.C, at the site of St. Giles Kussoe, the New World plantation established by English lord Anthony Ashley Cooper in 1674.

The summer field school will be held May 28 to July 1. Students will receive training in archeological excavation techniques; learn about the early history of European settlers, Native Americans and enslaved Africans in the southeastern U.S.; and explore the unique historical and cultural landscape of Charlestown.

Open to all students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, the summer field school fulfills an elective for cultural and historic preservation, sociology and anthropology or American studies majors and serves as a free elective credit for all other majors.

The cost is $2,500 for 3 credits and $2,850 for 6 credits, which includes tuition, ground transportation as needed, accommodations at the College of Charleston, daily breakfast, two or three group dinners and official excursions and entrance fees.

The deadline to apply for the summer field school is Friday, March 22. A $1,200 program deposit is due by Friday, March 29, with the remainder of the program fee due by Friday, May 3.

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