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Hot ‘n Sticky

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

It's getting warmer, so we're looking backwards Global temperatures are predicted to rise by anywhere from 2 to 6 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. As our planet moves into a warmer future, [...]

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The story of stuff, the story of us

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

“Rock and Stone: Material Culture and Cultures of Making” is a multidisciplinary field course that aims to study the natural resources of pre-Alpine mountains and its immediate surroundings. The theoretical question driving the program is [...]

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Salvaging Heritage

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

Melting away the evidence One of the major themes of the Arctic Vikings Field School is to explore the long-term history of climatic change in Greenland and how people in the past adjusted to those [...]

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Anthropowhat?

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

Is data on a vacation? As of late, climate change has been quite the raging topic among the heated…or rather, burning, polarization occurring in politics. What might be the most concerning is that data is [...]

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Increasing College Tuition, Field Schools and You

November 2nd, 2017|Blog|

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that once again, college tuition is increasing (see here). Citing College Board Senior Policy Research Scientist Jennifer Ma, the article states, “The price increases [for 2017] are moderate, but [...]

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IFR Board Member Wins MacArthur Grant

October 12th, 2017|Blog|

Jason de Leon, a Founding IFR Board Member, was announced yesterday as a recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation Award. Also known as "genius grants," the awards are given annually to individuals who show exceptional creativity [...]

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50,000 years in 34 days

September 14th, 2017|Blog|

A typical meal in the sky “Wait, where did you say you’re going after this?!?” asked the baffled man sitting next to me on the plane. At this point in my journey [...]

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IFR Board Member Giving to the Archaeological Community

September 8th, 2017|Blog|

The backbone of the Institute for Field Research is our accomplished Board of Directors. The IFR board conducts an annual peer-review of every single IFR field school to ensure that the highest quality of research and [...]

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Solving a Historical Riddle (circa 1250 BCE, Shire, Ethiopia)

September 7th, 2017|Blog|

Before Aksum there was Mai Adrasha... Mysteries still exist; discoveries are still to be made. In a remote valley in Ethiopia, 45 miles west of Aksum – once the seat of Ethiopian Kings – [...]

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Experience of Field Schools for Students of Archaeology

March 27th, 2017|Blog|

Archaeologists typically get their first hands-on research experience through a field school. Field schools, therefore, are crucibles for our profession. Not all field school students eventually become professional archaeologists, but all who participate have formative [...]

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IFR 2017 Scholarships

December 26th, 2016|Blog|

The IFR announces its multiple 2017 field school scholarships in seven different categories! We would like to highlight our Opportunity Scholarships, covering the full cost of field school tuition and airfare. Students [...]

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Jason De León recipient of the Margaret Mead Award

November 29th, 2016|Blog|

IFR Board Member, Jason De León, "is the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mead Award for his scholarship, including the book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Sonoran Desert Migrant [...]

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