Archaeology Field School

Diver underwater above a shipwreck

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, and in an effort to keep our staff, students, and public safe, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Archaeology Field School to 2021. Fill out the form below if you are interested in applying.

Course Details

Course NameUnderwater Archaeology Field School
InstructorChris Sabick
Director of Research & Archaeology
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Classroom LocationLake Champlain Maritime Museum
Dive LocationBasin Harbor, Lake Champlain
DatesPostponed to 2021
Credit3 credits optional through Castleton University
Tuition$750 per participant ($1,125 with credit)
Size8 participants maximum

Course Description

Underwater Archaeology Field School hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater research. The 2021 Field School will continue to investigate and document an unidentified shipwreck in Basin Harbor, Vermont.

Field School diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck. Through additional academic lecture, participants will have the opportunity to study legal practices, to learn about local history, and to participate in artifact conservation. Applicants should have completed Basic Open Water SCUBA as a prerequisite for this course, as well as First Aid/CPR certification and DAN Diver Insurance.

Field School has been postponed to 2021. If you would like to receive a notification when applications open up again, please fill out the form below.

Archaeology Field School Interest Form