Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Social Sciences : Archaeology at WestConn

ANT 229 – Field School in Archaeology – Summer 2017

Summer Session 1
May 22 – June 23, 2017
Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Six Credits

Be a part of (pre)history.  Our field school this summer will be excavating one of the oldest archaeological sites in Connecticut.  Learn about Paleoindian culture, ancient environments, and archaeological techniques.  Best of all, earn six credits while spending the summer session outside!

The 5-week, 6-credit WSCU field school will include training in New England Pre-Contact history, archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, conservation procedures, artifact cataloguing and analysis, and methods and techniques in geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, ground penetrating radar survey, and UAV drone survey. Students will have a unique opportunity to work on a collaborative research project alongside professional and volunteer archaeologists, geologists, and ecologists. At the conclusion of the field, qualified students may receive recommendations for employment on archaeology field crews.

Equipment provided.  Daily transportation from WCSU midtown provided.  On-campus housing available.

Pre-requisite: ANT100 or permission of instructor.  For info, contact Dr. Cosimo Sgarlata sgarlatas@wcsu.edu or Dr. Bethany Morrison   morrisonb@wcsu.edu .

To register, go to http://www.wcsu.edu/summer/

For a report on recent excavations at the Templeton site, follow the link below.

http://wcsu.edu/socialsci/archaeology/Intra-Site-Spatial-Patterning-Templeton-Paleoindian-Site-Western-Connecticut.pdf