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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

Field Schools

Field SchoolIU Field School in Archaeology (P405)

Indiana University offers archaeological field school “Exploring Social and Historical Landscapes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem” every summer. The base of operations is Red Canyon Ranch, Shoshone National Forest, and the Crow Reservation, which are located in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. A research focus on residential use of space and heritage management allows students to study domestic architecture at nomadic Crow and Shoshone archaeological sites and gain experience in map making, surveying, and excavation techniques. Admission is by application only.

Contact Laura Scheiber for more information.

Anthropology Field Program in Oaxaca, Mexico

This program will be offered again in 2015.

Solving the Mystery of Yankeetown Archaeology Field School in Indiana (P405)
2016 Discovering Cahokias Religion Year Five Excavation
June 6 to July 15
6 credits P405, Prof. Susan Alt

Join a team of archaeologists trying to solve an archaeological mystery! Excavations will be designed to discover how Yankeetown people organized their towns and built their houses. This field school is the beginning of a large scale project designed to better understand how interactions between different groups of people led to culture change, innovation, religious movements, and violent conflict.


Contact Susan Alt for more information.

Other IU-Sponsored Field Schools

Other summer field schools in archaeology are often offered.  Please consult the summer course offerings in other departments.