A number of opportunities to conduct anthropological research are available locally. Students with interests in conducting research should discuss this with their advisors and also do some legwork and reach-out on their own.
The Anthropology Department houses four centers that offer good starting points for this effort:
- Center for Archaeological Research, contact Joseph Jones, director, x1-1581 or [[jbjone]]
- Archaeological Conservation Center, contact Curt Moyer, x1-1322 or [[cxmoye]]
- American Indian Resource Center, contact Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, director, x1-1112 or [[dmoret]]
- Institute for Historical Biology, contact Michael Blakey, director, x1-1061 or [[mlblak]]
Other local sources of opportunities are the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and the National Park Service.
Rising seniors who wish to do research during the summer before their senior year are encouraged to apply for the Nathan Altshuler Scholarship for Field Research. The application deadline for the Scholarship is typically at the beginning of April. The Scholarship carries an award of up to $1500 to carry out field research, often as a prelude to enrollment in senior honors research. The Charles Center also offers several sorts of scholarships to support summer research.