It is my desire to participate in activities associated with archaeological excavations and field projects sponsored by the Department of Anthropology of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA. In particular, it is my desire to participate in the Caracol Archaeological Project which takes place in the country of Belize, Central America.
I understand that this is a purely voluntary activity, and whether or not academic credit is granted does not affect my willingness to participate. I wish to participate to satisfy my own quest for knowledge and to perfect my own skills in the fields involved in these studies. I understand that Belize is a foreign country with standards of living different than those I normally encounter in the United States. I understand that in such undertakings there is an element of risk, not only because of the nature of the activity but because of the environment in which the activity takes place. I understand that medical facilities may not be immediately available and that standards of medical care may be different than those normally available in the United States. I understand that it is not possible for the University or its employees or agents to provide medical assistance to me in the event I contract a disease or am injured while engaging in these activities.
Being fully aware of these understandings, I agree to save harmless the Claremont Graduate University, Pomona College, and their agents and employees from any and all liability of any kind or nature and arising from any cause whatsoever in return for my participating in these activities. In addition, I covenant not to sue any of these parties for any injury or property damage I might suffer during my participation in the project. I agree to make myself amenable to the lawful instructions of the directors of the project.
I make these obligations being fully competent and without coercion of any kind. I undertake the covenant not to sue, fully intending to be bound by the same. I represent that I am aware of the value of this project for my own education and training and that permitting me to participate constitutes full and complete consideration for the obligations I assume in this agreement.
I have read this agreement and I understand its contents. I recognize that I may be relinquishing otherwise valuable rights, and it is my intent to do so. I undertake this release, waiver, and covenant not to sue on behalf of myself and my heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns.
Witness my hand and seal this:___day of________________, 20____.