The Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies
The Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies

Daily Schedule

Below is an outline of a typical weekday. On the weekend you may go on organized side trips to nearby archaeological sites or relax in camp.

  • 5:30 am—Some rise early to prepare for their day and perform camp chores (see below for more information about camp chores)
  • 6:00 am—Breakfast
  • 6:30 am—Pack lunch and prepare for the field day
  • 7:00—7:30 am—Depart camp for field work locations
  • 11:30 am—Lunch in the field
  • 3:30 pm—Leave the field for camp
  • 4:00 pm—Arrive at camp from the field and perform chores
  • 4:30 pm—Shower and relax until dinner
  • 6:00 pm—Dinner
  • 7:00 pm—Lectures and presentations may be scheduled, or free time
  • 8:30 pm—Quiet time. conversations must be at a whisper or taken out of camp
  • 9:00 pm—Lights out. The generator is usually turned off

Camp Chores

All project members participate in the day-to-day operation of camp. Typical duties include the following and are assigned on a rotating basis.

  • Dorms—sweep the dorm twice daily
  • Trash—biodegradable trash is taken to a local dump each evening
  • Kitchen—clean tables before breakfast and dinner
  • Vehicles—inspect and maintain the vehicles (oil, water, tire pressure, etc.)
  • Camp—pick up litter/trash around camp
  • Dishes—wash the dishes after dinner
  • Lab—sweep the lab twice daily