2019 Summer Field School Archaeology

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2019 Summer Field School Archaeology


Dr. Phil Geib


Boulder, UT

Overview: The Fremont culture developed in Utah after the diffusion of maize from populations living further south on the Colorado Plateau. The Fremont shared many cultural traits with ancestral Puebloans to the south, but also had unique characteristics and lifeways.
This project will investigate an early Fremont habitation located on private land near Boulder, Utah. This site has never received archaeological study, so our initial objectives concern basic questions about settlement, subsistence and chronology. 

Learning Objectives: Acquire skills and field techniques that will prepare you for a career in archaeology, museums, or anthropology in general. You will learn how to 1) identify and document artifacts, 2) conduct a surface survey for evidence of the past, 3) locate and map archaeological sites, 4) excavate archaeological sites, 5) record soils and cultural strata, 6) communicate the findings and significance of this work.
You will also have opportunities for hands-on learning of flintknapping, pottery making, and other prehistoric crafts such as sandals and cordage.

Accommodations:  Camping in a remote beautiful setting along Deer Creek with access to cooking and bathroom facilities. We’ll cook as a group so be ready for camp chores and dietary flexibility.

Schedule: May 20 - June 28
Fieldwork will occur in 3 sessions, with a field trip about midway to various archaeological sites and locations in the Four Corners. There will also be occassional break days for crafts, cleanup, and short excursions.

Travel to camp: May 20-22

Field Session 1: May 23 - June 1

Long Field Trip: June 3 - 8

Field Session 2: June 9 - 15

Field Session 3: June 17 - 24

Travel to Lincoln: June 26-27

Cost: Undergraduate 6 credit hours = $1550. Graduate 6 credit hours = $2005. Plus $1250 for food, lodging, & transportation.
UNL will award six $1000 Hubbard Scholarships to select eligible UNL undergrad students.

Apply on-line here.

Hubbard Scholarship is made possible by Ted and Colleen Hubbard, who are interested in supporting UNL's contribution to Nebraska archaeology and prehistory. To apply, click here

Please fill out the emergency contact form, found here

Applicant review starts March 1, 2019 and will continue untill course is full at 15, so apply early.

Contact: Dr. Phil Geib, Department of Anthropology, pgeib2@unl.edu for more information. 

See brochure here