2023 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL. May 8 – 26, 2023.
Archaeological Field and Lab Techniques (ANTH/ESCI 4325/6325)
Archaeol Fld/Lab Techn – 54527 – ESCI 4325 – 052 (Cross-listed in Anthropology)
This is a Field Course being taught at Ames Plantation, Tennessee.
Department permit required. For permit information click here.
Instruction in field excavation, specimen preparation, use of survey instruments and photography, map making, archaeological record keeping; methods and techniques in archaeological laboratory analysis; emphasis on organization and supervision of laboratory procedures. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.
PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.
In order to register for the class, you must complete the application below. You must also pay the $200 materials fee at the Bursar’s Office and provide me with a copy of the receipt. You will then be issued a permit.
NOTICE: This course requires strenuous activity outdoors. Students wishing to enroll in the course who may have potential physical limitations or impairments need to contact the DRS OFFICE regarding the suitability of the course, given its unique outdoor setting.
DETAILS: For three weeks, Monday through Friday, we will be working at Ames Plantation located near Grand Junction, Tennessee. We have a University van for transportation to and from the site each day. We will be leaving just before 7:00 am and returning around 3:30 pm each day. The site is extremely remote and facilities are limited. There will be an orientation meeting prior to the start of the field school. For additional information, please contact me.
Meet at Bryan Hall. Cross bridge, come up hill on Burford Ellington Road, Bryan Hall will be on your right. Lots of cars parked out front.
REMEMBRANCES OF FIELD SCHOOLS PAST
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2019 Field School
2018 Field School
2017 Field School
2016 Field School
At work in Field 100 on a farmstead site.
The crew at the end of field work.
2015 Field School
2014 Field School
GPS mapping crew consisting of Charlie, James, and Gary.
Excavation of block F1-U19, structures 2 and 3.
Uncovering a pot in Feature 6, Structure 2.
Starting magnetometry work at Field 100.
Having a time at Parkin.