Belize Field Program

Students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program

Costa Rica Field School 2008

Dr. Glenn and students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica

Mona monkey skull

Mona monkey skull used in teaching and research

Skeletal specimen

Specimen from the skeletal collections at our labs

Spider monkeys

Spider monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica

Study abroad in Tibet

Study abroad in Tibet

Alisha Gaskins

Former student Alisha Gaskins completing a facial reconstruction

San Nicolas

Melinda Salisbury and Laura Monterrosa measuring pit depth at San Nicolas

Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna

small Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna

West Africa Magnuson monkeys

Former Graduate student Lindsay Magnuson tracking monkeys in West Africa

Anthropology student

Anthropology student

Student Making Peanut Butter in Bolivia

Erin Wheelis making peanut butter, Bolivia Peace Corps

Dai Sun Xian Ceremony

Dai Suan xian ceremony

Anthropology Student dancing in field in

Anthropology students immersed in the Grenadian culture

Dai Dinner

Dai Dinner

Howling monkeys

Howling monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the end of the Costa Rica Primate Field Program

Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students at the Costa Rica Primate Field Program

Belize Field School

Dr. Cortes-Rincon and students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program

Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica

Contact Information

Humboldt Center for
Evolutionary Anthropology
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 233
Phone: 707.826.4330

Medieval Bioarchaeology Program - Poland
July 7-25, 2014, Bezlawki, NE Poland

Ruins near Czestochowa

We will be staying in the countryside village of Bezławki which lies in North-East Poland, in the Warmia and Mazury province, 35 miles north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The region is famous for its beautiful lakes and sprawling countryside, making it a popular vacationing destination in the summer months. The weather in Bezławki will be humid, with average high temperature for the month of July around 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

The earliest historical mention of Bezławki is in 1356 CE. In 1402, a hunting castle was built in the village to accommodate the Teutonic Knights. The castle was converted to a church in 1513 and is still standing today.

Although Poland plans to adopt the Euro as soon as 2015, the official Polish currency is the złoty. One dollar is currently worth 3.18 zł. Most towns and cities in Poland have ATMs, but Bezławki does not have one so plan to change some money at the Gdansk airport. Credit cards are often accepted in major cities, and Visa is the most widely accepted credit card in Poland. You will be in charge of obtaining, converting, and protecting your cash for incidentals (we suggest that you bring about $200).

Student Housing

At Bezławki, you will stay in classrooms that have been adapted as dormitories. You will be required to bring your own sleeping mat and bedding. There will be approximately six students per room, and males and females will have separate rooms. There are shared showers and restroom facilities, and separate hours for males and females will be posted for the showers. There will be one washing machine and lines for drying clothes; students and staff will have designated washing times, but it is important that you bring enough clothes to last 7 full days in between washings.

Meals and Special Nutritional Needs

Meals are served at pre-set times in the morning, afternoon, and evening and will be brought in by an outside caterer. We will eat healthy Polish fare, and vegetarian options are available for all meals. If you wish to have additional snack items, you should bring these from home. Water is drinkable from the tap and is available at all times.

Disability Accomodations

Students with disabilities should consult the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) in House 71, (707) 826-4678, and read about the specific housing and field conditions in Poland. Students are encouraged to research the site before applying and to meet with faculty to discuss any accommodations needed for the program. Reasonable accommodations may be available for students who have a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through the Humboldt State University Student Disability Resource Center.