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Archaeology in Thailand!

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Mar 23, 2013

Archaeology in Thailand!

with The Send Xandra To Thailand Fund
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After two grueling years of completing my Master's education, I have finally graduated! To put my hard-earned skills to the test I am hoping to attend an archaeological field school program in Thailand. If you help me out by donating to this fund I will be able to dig up skeletons from the Iron Age on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery – which is super awesome. Both an educational and professional experience, I will be a volunteer staff member of the project, giving me fantastic job and career experience that will be extremely valuable in my archaeological journey.

Initially I was going to be able to attend this field school with financial aid to covering my expenses.  Unfortunately they decided that they couldn't be bothered to do such a thing, so now I must fund myself. I need help! The director of the program is allowing me to go at a reduced rate but I have to come up with all of the rest out of pocket!



By attending this field school I will not only get to dig up skeletons (which is ridiculously cool) but also I will gain teaching experience and excavation experience that cannot be gained in the US, since digging up skeletons in the states is more or less illegal and super difficult to do.

If you help, not only will you rack up MASS karma points you will also save a puppy's life, give an angel wings, inspire world peace and I'll take lots of pictures of monkeys at the Monkey Temple like the one featured above and post them on facebook for your enjoyment.

So help an aspiring Indiana Jones out and if you can spare a few bucks please do. I will be eternally grateful!! Thank you!

For more information here is the project description and the location details as well as the project website:
Program Description
Thailand has a rich and vibrant history. It is home to one of the world's earliest Bronze Age cultures, as well as walled cities and elaborate Buddhist temples from more recent times. One of the few Southeast Asian countries never colonized by the West, its culture has flourished with little outside interference.  Today, Thailand is a thriving Southeast Asian nation with an excellent cuisine, friendly people, and incredible natural beauty.  Students participating in the program will learn about the prehistory of Thailand while excavating and analyzing archaeological and skeletal materials from the Iron Age site of Promtin Tai (ca. 2000 – 2500 BP).  Students will also have the opportunity to visit magnificent Buddhist temples in Bangkok, to explore the old capital city of either Ayutthaya or Sukhothai, and to take a wildlife tour of Khao Yai National Park, home to wild elephants, gibbons, monkeys, and a wide variety of colorful birds.



Location
The program will begin in Bangkok, Thailand where we will spend the first two days recovering from jetlag, acquiring cell phones, and getting acquainted with Thai food and culture.  Students will also have some free time to visit temples or other tourist sites.  Primary program activities will take place in the Lopburi Province of Thailand, approximately three hours north of Bangkok by train.  Students and faculty will stay in the city of Lopburi, and excavations and lab work will take place about 20 km (12 miles) away at the site of Promtin Tai.  The city of Lopburi is home to approximately 60,000 people, and offers most of the modern conveniences available in Bangkok.  The city is not a major tourist destination, so there is greater opportunity to interact with locals and experience a more authentic expression of Thai culture.

 

http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=2859

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Campaign Description:

After two grueling years of completing my Master's education, I have finally graduated! To put my hard-earned skills to the test I am hoping to attend an archaeological field school program in Thailand. If you help me out by donating to this fund I will be able to dig up skeletons from the Iron Age on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery – which is super awesome. Both an educational and professional experience, I will be a volunteer staff member of the project, giving me fantastic job and career experience that will be extremely valuable in my archaeological journey.

Initially I was going to be able to attend this field school with financial aid to covering my expenses.  Unfortunately they decided that they couldn't be bothered to do such a thing, so now I must fund myself. I need help! The director of the program is allowing me to go at a reduced rate but I have to come up with all of the rest out of pocket!



By attending this field school I will not only get to dig up skeletons (which is ridiculously cool) but also I will gain teaching experience and excavation experience that cannot be gained in the US, since digging up skeletons in the states is more or less illegal and super difficult to do.

If you help, not only will you rack up MASS karma points you will also save a puppy's life, give an angel wings, inspire world peace and I'll take lots of pictures of monkeys at the Monkey Temple like the one featured above and post them on facebook for your enjoyment.

So help an aspiring Indiana Jones out and if you can spare a few bucks please do. I will be eternally grateful!! Thank you!

For more information here is the project description and the location details as well as the project website:
Program Description
Thailand has a rich and vibrant history. It is home to one of the world's earliest Bronze Age cultures, as well as walled cities and elaborate Buddhist temples from more recent times. One of the few Southeast Asian countries never colonized by the West, its culture has flourished with little outside interference.  Today, Thailand is a thriving Southeast Asian nation with an excellent cuisine, friendly people, and incredible natural beauty.  Students participating in the program will learn about the prehistory of Thailand while excavating and analyzing archaeological and skeletal materials from the Iron Age site of Promtin Tai (ca. 2000 – 2500 BP).  Students will also have the opportunity to visit magnificent Buddhist temples in Bangkok, to explore the old capital city of either Ayutthaya or Sukhothai, and to take a wildlife tour of Khao Yai National Park, home to wild elephants, gibbons, monkeys, and a wide variety of colorful birds.



Location
The program will begin in Bangkok, Thailand where we will spend the first two days recovering from jetlag, acquiring cell phones, and getting acquainted with Thai food and culture.  Students will also have some free time to visit temples or other tourist sites.  Primary program activities will take place in the Lopburi Province of Thailand, approximately three hours north of Bangkok by train.  Students and faculty will stay in the city of Lopburi, and excavations and lab work will take place about 20 km (12 miles) away at the site of Promtin Tai.  The city of Lopburi is home to approximately 60,000 people, and offers most of the modern conveniences available in Bangkok.  The city is not a major tourist destination, so there is greater opportunity to interact with locals and experience a more authentic expression of Thai culture.

 

http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=2859

 
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