The Field School provides hands-on experience in the scientific and systematic methods of archaeological field research. The 2019 field season will include excavation of habitation sites and ritual features, as well as geoarchaeological and geophysical work.
This is a 3 credit, three-week intensive course designed to train students in the basics of archeological excavation techniques and geoarchaeological work. The course incorporates most of the phases of archaeological field investigation, including 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 ethnoarchaeological research.