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Archaeological Summer Field School (ANTH 5712) 8 cr
Monday, June 07, 2021, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
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The University of Utah's summer program in archaeological and experimental field methods will be held in Range Creek Canyon at the Range Creek Field Station. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, this eight-week field course is designed to instruct students in archaeological field methods and allow them to participate in experiments designed to answer questions about past subsistence behavior of the Fremont people who farmed and foraged in the canyon 1,000 years ago. Under the direction of Shannon Boomgarden (Director, Range Creek Field Station, Natural History Museum of Utah and Adj. Assist. Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah), participants will receive training in a variety of field techniques including survey, mapping, excavation, soil identification, and aspects of paleo-ecological research. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experimental projects using traditional methods to farm small plots and/or collect wild resources. No previous experience is necessary, but some exposure to basic archaeological and anthropological concepts is recommended.Admission to the field school is by application only and is limited to 12 students.  Priority for admission will be given to those pursuing a professional career in archaeology or a related discipline. Current enrollment at the University of Utah is not required to apply. Students will earn 8 semester upper division credits upon successful completion of the field school (ANTH 5712).

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Contact: Shannon Arnold Boomgarden [email protected]