AFS 2014 Field Notes: Archaeology In Action

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AFS 2014 Field Notes: Archaeology in ActionAs students of Anthropology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UP-Diliman), it is required of us to embark on a "rite of passage" from which we shall be trained in the study of humanity. The department upholds the four-field approach when delving into the study of Anthropology and it is primarily done by applying a curriculum that focuses on a holistic approach and direct hands-on learning that is best executed when done in the context of field work. Field work in itself is a fundamental practice of any anthropologist. This culminating activity is made to give us a common strand and strength as students of Anthropology.

Invitation for graduate students

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Glenn Davis Stone
Prof. of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130 USA

I am an environmental anthropologist working on cultural/agricultural issues. Details on my research and writing is here and here.

I am starting a research project on indigenous knowledge, decision-making, and technology change on rice farms in the Philippines.  I hope to collect data in a lowland area where there are large and small rice farms (such as Nueva Ecija), and also among small farmers in the Cordillera.   Rather than carrying out the fieldwork myself, I want to have collaborators do much of it.  I am flexible on how the collaboration would work, but here are two possible arrangements:
I work with a PhD student who could both use the data for their own dissertation and also share it with me for joint publications.  I would provide funding and mentoring, and the student would carry out most of the actual fieldwork.
I hire a student who will not actually be using the data for their own publishing, but who could serve as a field assistant helping with logistics and translation.  This would work best if the student is already is familiar with an area that we could use as a research site.  This would just involve a few weeks of fieldwork, but it is not yet sure when this would happen; perhaps some time between August-September and also next summer or fall.
Our grant runs through October 2015 but it will probably be possible to continue work for some time after that.

If interested, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.