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Field School students

2019 Archaeological Field School

May 20 - June 29

Learn methods to survey, excavate, & analyze archaeological sites by participating in field research & engaging in public outreach. Students will work at two historic Great Lakes sites: Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School in Isabella County (May 20—June 8) and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in St. Clair County (June 9—29). The course will cover comprehensive field and laboratory methods, including geophysical prospecting and digital mapping.

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 course fee, & purchase the required course tools. Housing provided June 9—29 while on site at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements May 20—June 8.


Image from the Archaeological Field School

Application Information
Applications due: March 8, 2019
Notice of acceptance: March 15, 2019


For more information, contact:
Dr. Surface-Evans, sarah.surface@cmich.edu

Applications also available at:​
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SASW Department office, 142 Anspach Hall