Anthropology Program faculty offer a number of field schools through which students can receive hands-on training in archaeological methods.
Undergraduate anthropology majors are encouraged to apply for the Martin Nickels Scholarship. A $750 award goes toward defraying the cost of attending field school. The deadline for 2017 is March 24 (application form).
Illinois State University Archaeological Field School
May 22 –June 16, 2017
This is a collaborative project between the Illinois State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. The 2017 field season will focus on Noble-Wieting, a Mississippian/Langford village north of Heyworth, IL. Our goals during the first year at this important site will be to ground truth geophysical anomalies and examine the relationship between Mississippian and Langford material culture. Students will receive training and hands-on experience in all areas of archaeological excavation and documentation.
COSTS: Tuition: ISU students: your current rate for 3 or 6 semester credits, Plus Field School Fee: $300
SPACE IS LIMITED: To apply, please email a one-page letter describing why you are interested in attending the archaeological field school to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the letter of interest, please include your year in school, related courses taken, phone number, and email address. The priority application deadline is Friday, March 31st.
Dr. Logan Miller's 2016 Field School in Ohio
Dr. Kathryn Sampeck's 2015 Field School in North Carolina
Dr. James Skibo's Field School at Grand Island Michigan
Dr. Maria Smith's 2014 Field School in Illinois
Dr. James Skibo & Dr. Gina Hunter's Old Main Project
Dr. Kathryn Sampeck's 2013 Field School Tennessee
Dr. Gina Hunter's Field School in Brazil 2011
Dr. Maria Smith's 2013 Bioarchaeology Field School in Tennessee
Non-ISU Field School Programs