Anthropology | Fieldwork in Archaeology
P405 | 1287 | Peebles
In the summer of 2005, Indiana University and the Glenn A. Black
Laboratory of Archaeology will offer an archaeological field school at
the Angel Mounds State Historic Site near Evansville Indiana.
Excavations will be guided by the results of a large-scale geophysical
remote sensing survey of the site.
The majority of the course will be devoted to hands-on instruction in
archaeological survey and excavation techniques, the documentation of
archaeological remains, and the interpretation of archaeological data.
Preliminary laboratory analysis will be interspersed with the
fieldwork. Intensive lectures in the first few days will provide
students with a background in various aspects of Indiana prehistory
and with information on a variety of research methods and field
The field school is an important part of the research program of the
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University. Most
field schools over the last decade also have focused on Late
Prehistoric sites in central Indiana. The result of this work is an
extensive array of published reports on settlement patterns, site
structure and function, remote sensing, and analyses of pottery and of
plant and animal remains from the excavated sites.
Credits, Admission, Tuition, Transportation & Supplies
This course, Anthropology P405, will carry six semester hours of
academic credit and will be open to both undergraduate and graduate
students. Class will meet from May 10th to June 16th. Four weeks of
the class will be conducted on site at Angel Mounds. Housing and
transportation to and from the site will be by arrangement; major
field equipment and most expendable supplies will be furnished.
Students will be responsible for tuition and fees assessed for six
semester hours of credit, for food and housing costs while in
Evansville (housing estimated to be $550), and for personal excavation
supplies costing less than $40.00.
Applications & Information:
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., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
47408-3800; Phone: (812) 855-9544; Fax: (812) 855-1864. Or send email
to Staffan Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are available
from the lab web site at
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 31st,
2005. Students will begin to be notified of their status by March
15th. Space is very 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.