The Field School provides hands-on experience in the scientific and systematic methods of archaeological field research. The 2017 field season will include regional survey, excavation of human burials and ritual features, as well as the exploration of habitation sites.
This is a 3 credit, four-week intensive course designed to train students in the basics of archeological excavation and survey techniques. The course incorporates most of the phases of archaeological field investigation, including pedestrian survey, site recording with GPS, mapping, shovel probing, excavation, screening, and elements of data recovery and cataloging. Students will also have an opportunity to learn other field and lab methods, such as soil flotation, zooarchaeological analysis, lithics analysis, and ethnographic research.