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Archaeological Summer Field School
Monday, June 05, 2023, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Course

The University of Utah's summer program in archaeological field techniques will be held at Range Creek Canyon in east central Utah. Jointly sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Natural History Museum of Utah, this course offers students the opportunity to learn modern archaeological field and lab techniques in an ongoing field research program. Under the direction of Dr. Shannon Boomgarden, participants in the program will also receive training in archaeological method and theory including: systematic foot survey, mapping, excavation and soil identification, and aspects of paleo-ecological research.Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experimental projects using traditional methods to farm small plots and/or collect wild resources. No previous experience is necessary, but some exposure to basic archaeological and anthropological concepts is recommended.Admission to the field school is by application only and is limited to 12 students. Priority for admission will be given to those pursuing a professional career in archaeology or a related discipline. Applications are welcomed from both current University of Utah students, non-students, and out-of-state students. Students will earn 8 semester upper division credits upon successful completion of the field school (ANTH 5712).

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Contact: Shannon Boomgarden [email protected]