Field School


 Central Michigan University Archaeological Field School

May 18 - June 30, 2015

Learn methods to survey, excavate, & analyze archaeological remains by participating in field research & engaging in public outreach at the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School and 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. 

Students will learn comprehensive field and laboratory methods, including geophysical prospecting and digital mapping. Students may also have the opportunity to conduct near-shore diving (snorkeling) at the wreck of the Joseph S. Fay and lighthouse dock, in cooperation with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Admission Information

Admission into the field school is by application only. Admission is competitive, as space is limited to 12 students Upon admission, students must commit to attending the entire field school & any pre-field meetings. Students will enroll in ANT 500 for six credit hours, pay a small course fee, & purchase the required course kit at the CMU bookstore.

Applications due: February 15th
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, April 6​


For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Surface-Evans at Applications also are available at the SASW Department office, 142 Anspach Hall.