A group of villagers

In The Field

In The Field

Foothill Anthropology is committed to learning anthropology by doing anthropology. To this end we conduct research in the field locally and internationally.

Anthropology 2019 Summer Field Programs Abroad

 See the Ireland and Ecuador websites for more information.

$10,000 in scholarships now available!!!

  • We offer two travel abroad field schools this summer in July in which students earn credit. 
  • No experience is necessary. 
  • Students can visit Ireland and help excavate a castle or come to Ecuador to uncover on Inca fortresses. Both are incredible opportunities.
  • See how to apply for a scholarship


Incredible video about the Castles in Communities work in Ireland , check it out here

Other Programs: Local Summer Archaeological Field School


Jada Ko with children


Types of Field Projects Offered



Students can work in the field or in the lab with our scholars helping conduct research internationally or here in California.  It is important to gain hands-on experience doing archaeology. By contributing directly to active research projects students become confident future scientists and leaders.

Cultural and Applied Anthropology

Students also conduct independent study projects with the Center for Applied Anthropology.

Cultural and applied anthropology projects are also taking place in the local community, at the College, and internationally.

Field opportunities are a very important part of anthropology and teach the process of doing anthropology, but there is also a heavy emphasis on the laboratory component of these research projects. The students take part in every facet of our ongoing research and help guide the investigations by conducting their own research.



Anthropology skulls

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Anthropology Department

Sam: 650.949.7197
Kathryn: 650.949.7751

Samuel Connell
Kathryn Maurer


Office 3017, Main Campus