Summer Institutes

Summer Archaeology Institute

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The Wakefield Estate‚Äôs Summer Archaeology Institute is designed for high school students interested in an unusual outdoor summer experience, or like learning about history or archaeology. Participants conduct a genuine archaeological excavation on site under the direction of doctoral candidates from Boston University. The institute is a two-week course that includes a field trip to visit other active archaeological sites in the Boston area. Participants are welcome to attend back to back sessions. To read about some of the exciting find from previous sessions, enter the search term "summer archaeology" in the "search our site" box on at the upper right corner of this page.

There are two sessions offered for the summer of 2015:

  • Session I:  July 6 -July 17; M-F 9am-3pm
  • Session II: July 20-July 31; M-F, 9am-3pm
For more information and an application to register for the 2015 institute, call 617-333-0924, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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