Jason S.R. Paling (Anthropology) and Justin Lowry (George Mason University), co-directors of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project (CAP), will be directing the PSU Archaeological Field School. This program will combine field archaeology with lectures and lab-based experience. The archaeological field school will run in conjunction with the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project (CAP) in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua. Field methods will be primarily taught at archaeological sites in and around the modern capital of Managua, Nicaragua. Laboratory methods will be taught at the CAP field house and laboratory in Chiquilistagua. This year students will be investigating a newly discovered Pre-Columbian settlement. Based on a preliminary ceramic study, the site dates to A.D. 500.