You have seen it on TV and always dreamed of joining an archeology dig site. Who knows, maybe “you” could be the one to unearth that one specific object that changes everything.

What you probably never knew is that you can in fact sign on to a dig site as a volunteer. You have to make your way to the dig site and pay for accommodations and food but the pleasure of working is free.

Lay persons are not allowed to work on ruin sites in Mexico. If you are interested you will have to go to Belize or Guatemala.
Unfortunately most sources offering this kind of thing do not have up to date web sites so if you are interested we recommend you contact the person in charge of the project and ask for a schedule and costing.


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Excavation at Progreso Lagoon – Belize
SUNY – Albany’s Archaeological Field School in Belize
Dr. Marilyn Masson
Dept. of Anthropology
Soc. Sci. 263
The University at Albany-SUNY
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5199 phone (518) 442-5710 fax
E-Mail: [email protected]

William J. (Skye) Wagner
Mesoamerican Archaeological
Research Laboratory
PRC Bldg. 5MC R7500
Austin, TX 78712-1100
Voice: (512) 232-7049
Fax: (512) 232-7050
E-Mail: [email protected]

Dr. Fred Valdez, Jr.
Department of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
(Office): (512) 471-0060
(Lab): (512) 471-5946
Fax: (512) 232-7050
E-Mail: [email protected]