Field Schools

Trents Plantation

Barbados Information and Equipment List

Equipment List:

Doug Armstrong and students at dig in Barbados-Trents Plantation

Plan for warm weather living!!! The following list is not exhaustive, but provides a baseline of things you will need. The list covers items ranging from personal eating utensils to hiking boots. You may wish to modify it to your particular interests (e.g. bird books to scuba equipment).

Personal living/clothing

  • Beach Towel (other towels are provided)
  • Hat (broad brim)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun screen (high number)
  • Sun glasses
  • 1 set of semi-formal clothing
  • Medications as warranted
  • Hiking boots (with ankle support)
  • Long pants (to protect legs)
  • Long sleeve shirts (to protect arms)
  • Swimming items as desired

Personal/ Field Equipment

  • 1 day pack or equipment carrier- for personal excavation equipment
  • 1 or 2 canteens (wide mouth) for water
  • Compass (if you already have one)
  • 1 Metric ruler (20-40cm.)
  • 1 3-meter tape
  • Paint brushes (2 1/2” and 1”) - cheap
  • 1 Marshalltown trowel - 4 1/2 pointing variety
  • 1 Clipboard (long)
  • 1 journal /notebook
  • Pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener
  • Pair gloves (light-weight)
  • Knee-pads or garden pad