UW-WY: Red Canyon Ranch, Shoshone National Forest
We offer an archaeological field school every summer: “Exploring Social and Historical Landscapes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.” It takes place in the Red Canyon Ranch, Shoshone National Forest, and the Crow Reservation, which are located in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. A research focus on residential use of space and heritage management allows you to study domestic architecture at nomadic Crow and Shoshone archaeological sites and gain experience in map making, surveying, and excavation techniques. Admission is by application only.
Contact Professor Laura Scheiber for more information.
US-IL: Midwestern Archaeology Field School
The Midwestern Archaeology Field School, held in Lebanon, Illinois, focuses on the Pre-Columbian Emerald Mound center in the uplands surrounding Cahokia. Our students team up with the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign’s Field School, led by Professor Timothy Pauketat, in order to investigate how and why these ancient people constructed their world, and to discover the secrets of religious practices in early Mississippian society. We seek to understand the creation and dispersal of the ancient Mississippian religion, as well as the role of immigrants from Indiana in that process.
Contact Professor Susan Alt for additional information.