Field Schools

2017 Archaeological Field School University of Kansas Department of Anthropology

KU personnel working a site during the Field School in 2017The 2017 field school will be at the late 1700s Pawnee earthlodge village site (14RP1), located in Republic County, north-central Kansas. The site represents a dynamic period of cultural contacts and changes. Significant technological and social changes are expressed through the Native and introduced material culture.

Two 10-day sessions:
June 5-14 and June 19-28


  • Hands-on experience in archaeological excavation and fieldwork methods.
  • Learn to recover and document vital archeological information.
  • 6 credit hours: Enroll in Summer Field School Anth 418 or Anth 889

Field School students at a historic landmarkProgram

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Under the direction of archaeology faculty, students are taught modern procedures for the excavation, documentation, and analysis of artifacts, features and other evidence from archaeological sites.


  • An introductory course in archaeology is encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • Students will need to complete a one page application form and have one letter of reference.
  • No prior archaeological field work experience is required.
Field School Native American arrow head samples

To Learn More

To learn more about the archaeology field school, please contact either:

Dr. Jack Hofman at 785-864-2634 or send an e-mailĀ

Dr. Mary Adair at 785-864-2675 or send an e-mailĀ

Department of Anthropology Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm 622
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540

Contact Us

Contact: Email
Contact Phone: 785-864-4103

Field School artifact on display