Anthropology | Field Work in Archaeology
P405 | 0057 | Peebles
This course carries six semester hours of academic credit and is open to
both undergraduate and graduate students. There are no formal
prerequisites for the course, but instructor approval is required.
Class will meet daily (Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) from May
7th through June 13th and will include a combination of lectures,
fieldwork, and basic laboratory analysis.
Intensive lectures in the first few days will provide students with a
background in various aspects of Indiana prehistory and with information
on the proper use of a variety of research methods and field techniques.
The majority of the course will be devoted to hands-on instruction in
archaeological survey techniques, manual excavation techniques, record
keeping, and the interpretation of archaeological data. Preliminary
laboratory work, including the cleaning and cataloguing of artifacts,
will be interspersed with this fieldwork.
The field school will take place at a prehistoric archaeological site
near Bloomington. The Glenn A. Black Laboratory will provide daily
transportation to and from the site; major field equipment and most
expendable supplies also will be furnished. Students will be
responsible for tuition and fees assessed for six semester hours of
credit, as well as for personal excavation supplies costing less than
Admission to the field school is by application only. Applications and
further information are available at:
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
423 N. Fess St.
Bloomington, IN 47408-3800
Phone: (812) 855-9544
Fax: (812) 855-1864
Applications also may be printed from the Glenn Black Lab web site at
http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/applicat.html. Applications are available
now; they should be mailed to or dropped off at the Lab and are due no
later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15th, 2002. Students will be notified of
their status via email by March 19th. (Those applicants who do not have
an email address will be notified via U.S. mail). Space is limited, so
please fill out and return applications as soon as possible. Non-I.U.
students are encouraged to apply immediately because they will have to
fill out additional registration documents for I.U.