KU Anthropology: Field Schools
SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL: KANSAS
Paleoindian, Pawnee, and Euro-American Archaeology on the Central Plains
This will be a six week course during June and July of 2013. Students will contribute to ongoing archaeological investigations in Republic County, north central Kansas. This field work will include excavation at the early historic Pawnee Indian Village occupied just before 1800, excavation at a 13,000 year old Clovis site on Riley Creek, survey for archaeological sites in the Salt Creek valley and around Tuthill Salt Marsh, and mapping and documentation of sites at the late 19th Century coal mining community of Minersville.
The course will be divided into three field work sessions of 10 days each.
Session 1. June 3 to June 12. Excavation at the Bredthauer-Swiercinsky Clovis site (14RP327), and survey of nearby areas. Students will camp near the site which is about 2 miles from Belleville, Kansas. Work during this session will emphasize general excavation, recovery, and recording techniques.
Session 2. June17 to June 26. Excavation will continue at Lodge 13 at the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1. This work will further the investigations of 2008 and 2010 defining the living floor in Lodge 13. Students will participate in detailed excavation, recording, and field processing of materials. Camping will be in the community of Republic, Kansas located a few miles away.
Session 3. July 1 to July 10. This session will focus on survey, mapping, and documentation of archaeological sites in the Salt Creek Valley, around the Tuthill Salt Marsh, and at the old town site of Minersville. Students will camp in the vicinity of this work. Work during this session will emphasize survey methods, initial site documentation, testing, and site mapping.
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Available Credits: ANTH 418 (Undergraduate: Summer Archaeological Fieldwork ) and ANTH 889 (Graduate: Summer Archaeological Fieldwork) (6 units)
Program Coordinator: Dr.Jack Hofman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
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