Archaeological Technician Training Program
Archeology is the study of human history by collecting and analyzing its material remains. Not only is it a discipline that offers access to a wide array of cultures and people from the origins of our species to the recent past it also can provide insight into the present and help us make choices about the future.
The Archaeological Technician Training Program introduces students to the ideas, approaches, and methods of archaeology as well as providing hands-on experiences.
Nurture your passion for the past, in the classroom, lab, and field. This program provides students with an array of transferable skills. A major asset to our program is right in your own backyard – The rich history of Bucks County which can be traced back to at least 16,000 years ago.
The Archaeological Technician Training Program is versatile in nature and can pair well with many majors. Competencies achieved through the successful completion of the 100-hour Archaeological Technician Training Program (Part 1 & Part 2) can be articulated into 4 college credits for the following course: SCIE999: Science Core Elective - 4 credits
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The program is meant to complement other credentials such as a Bachelor of Arts.
Matthew Bielecki, MA, is an archaeologist, historian, and researcher, with over two decades of archaeological experience in all stages of fieldwork, laboratory work, and technical report production encompassing the Mid-Atlantic region. Matt graduated with a BA from Pennsylvania State University, and a MA from Monmouth University. He is a member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society and has presented at regional archaeological conferences and has lectured at numerous colleges and universities. Matt’s research interests include stone tool morphometric and microwear analysis, with a focus on precontact and early colonial period chipped-stone economies. Matt is also a skilled flint knapper and replicative specialist.
Required book: Linking to the Past A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Ed. Kenneth L. Feder, Oxford University Press 2008, ISBN: 978-0-19-533117-2
Equipment will be provided for all field and lab work.
"Are you adventurous, curious and interested in understanding the past?"
Join Matthew Bielecki, MA in our FREE Information Session to learn more about the program. (MUST PREREGISTER)
To register, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 215-968-8409.
1/23/24 - 3/28/24 6:00pm - 8:00pm
There will also be two (2) field trainings days: March 9 & 16 (location to be announced)
Linking to the Past A Brief Introduction to Archaeology Second Ed.
Kenneth L. Feder
Oxford University Press 2008
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For more information about the Archaeology Technician Training Program contact Donna Kirn at email@example.com.
Reconstructing the Past: Archaeology through Experimentation WSMCE 9025 C01
Two Field Days TBD 6:00pm - 8:00pm
There’s more to archaeology than digging a hole. Through experimentation students can explore the past while gaining experience planning and executing projects that have relevance to current evolutionary and archaeological research questions. Through a series of innovative and interesting experiments we’ll gain a better understanding of humanity’s past technological innovations, inventions, and engineering applications. Instructor: Matt Bielecki
Two Field Days - TBD