Anthropology Department

Field School

Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School 2014

When: May 25-July 5, 2014

Where: Fieldwork will take place at the site of a small, Hispanic village on the Pecos River north of Fort Sumner, New Mexico. This village was settled in the 1860s and abandoned in the 1940s, and much of what we know about the villagers comes from the buildings and materials they left behind.

What: The field school will provide students with six weeks of field training in historical archaeology. As part of the field program, students will gain experience in archaeological survey, manual and digital mapping of features, historic building documentation, and excavation. Evening and guest lectures will provide a necessary foundation for field activities. Students will also learn about the historical and archaeological context of this site through field trips to sites including the Pecos villages, Bosque Redondo Memorial, and Billy the Kid Museum.

CoursesStudents may enroll in one of the following classes:

  • ANTH 369: Field Training in Archaeology (6 credits). Open to students who have completed ANTH 201: Introduction to Archaeology or the equivalent at another institution.
  • ANTH 403: Advanced Archaeological Field Techniques (6 credits). Open to students who have completed an archaeological field school and seek additional field experience.

CostTuition for Colorado residents is $1646.10, and tuition for out-of-state residents is $4358.10. Enrolled tribal members may apply for a tuition waiver. An additional course fee not to exceed $1150.00 will be collected from each student to cover room and board. 

To Apply: Download and complete this application form and submit it to Dr. Kelly Jenks, (970) 247-7273, by April 1, 2014

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Searching for artifacts.

Stone structure ruins

Southwest landscape.

Students learning how to set up a dig site.