Nation’s Oldest Port® Underwater Archaeology Field School

At the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, we provide professional and educational maritime archaeology training every summer through our Nation’s Oldest Port® Field School.

Field school is an irreplaceable component in the education of any student pursuing a career in archaeology. Each year, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) oversees an intense, four-week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in active maritime archaeological research along the First Coast, here in St. Augustine and the surrounding region.

In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving, seamanship, and laboratory analysis. LAMP has partnered with a variety of universities, including Flinders University, Florida State University, Syracuse University, and Plymouth State University to organize and implement this four-credit course. Please see below for information on the upcoming 2024 field school. 

2024 Field School Application

Applications for 2024 are CLOSED. Unfortunately, due to the delayed timeline in the construction of our new Field House Facility, we will not be holding a 2024 Field School.

2024 Summer Interns for Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and would like some internship experience, we will be accepting one or two either underwater or terrestrial LAMP Interns in 2024. Please note that there is no compensation for this position, and housing is not provided.

For questions, please email LAMP at the contact information below.

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
Phone: 904-829-0745, ext. 203