Anthropology | Field Work in Archaeology
P405 | 1345 | Peebles
In the summer of 2008, 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.
In addition, geoarchaeological and geophysical remote sensing
instruction will be offered. 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 techniques.
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 6th to June 12th. Housing and transportation to and
from the site are the responsibility of students; 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 (estimated housing costs are $400-800), 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.
Bloomington, IN 47408-3800
Phone: (812) 855-9544; Fax: (812) 855-1864.
Or send email to Christopher Peebles, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are also available from the lab web site at
http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/fschool/fschool2008.html (Online form is
Applications are available now; they should be completed no later than
5:00 p.m. on March 15th, 2008. Space is very limited, so please fill
out and return applications as soon as possible.