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OSEA Ethnography Field School

Schedule of Activities
Specific activities can change for each year. Note however that the dates and times of arrival do not change. Students must take these times of arrival and departure into consideration when planning their trips and flights. On the OSEA travel information pages you can find out about travel times and bus schedules to/from Piste to airports in order to make appropriate travel plans.

Arrival Day Arrival by 12pm on-site in Posada Olalde
Orientation Meeting at 1pm and Group Dinner
Ethnographic Arrival Assignment
Week 1 Seminars
Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods and Anthropology Seminar

Field Trip to Chichén Itzá, Cenote Swimming, Meeting Artisans

Shopping for Hammocks

Week 2 Seminars
Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods and Anthropology Seminar
Field Trip to Yaxunah Ruins, including swim in Cenote
Week 3 Seminars
Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods and Anthropology Seminar

Field Trip: possible sites, Ek Balam Ruins & Cenote, Rio Lagartos, Sacalaca and Huaymax Caves

Week 4

Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods and Anthropology of Heritage

Four Day Break Begins

Week 5 Ethnography Workshops
(student focused discussions of their successes and frustrations in their research process)
Ethnography Research
Week 6 Ethnography Workshops & Research Conference
(formal presentation of student projects to date; development of analytical-interpretative frame)
Ethnography Research
Week 7

Ethnography Workshop &
Writing Up Student Ethnography, including lab work to prepare research portfolio & write-up ethnography

Ethnography Reesarch

Writing Up Research Project

Day of Departure

Final Program Day

Final Group Meeting and De-Briefing

Departures FROM Pisté AFTER 1pm
[Calculate 3hrs minimum to get to Cancun Airport by Taxi or 2hrs to get to Merida Airport by Taxi]

Completion of Student Portfolios and Submission of Final Projects

NOTE: Specific locations and dates for Program Field Excursions are open to on-site modification during the Field School.




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