Monday, February 09, 2009

Univ. of North Dakota 2009 Archaeological Field School

The Department of Anthropology, University of North Dakota, invites students to attend its Archaeological Field School in May and June, 2009. The 6-week course is being offered in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the USDI Bureau of Reclamation. The first 2-3 weeks of the field school will involve survey work at the Elkhorn/Ebert Ranch in the western North Dakota Badlands, where Theodore Roosevelt had a cattle operation in the 1880s. One week will be spent mapping the remains of the Elkhorn Ranch headquarters. The final 2-3 weeks will be spent conducting test excavations at multiple prehistoric sites at Shadehill Reservoir, SD.

Field school students will learn standard archeological field techniques, such as proper excavation methods, record keeping, site mapping via digital means (GPS, total station) and by paper, profiling and soil descriptions, photography, and so on. Students will receive up to six semester hours of undergraduate credit in Anthropology 380, Field Techniques in Archeology (one credit hour per week of participation). The application deadline is April 17, 2009. Enrollment is limited so please apply early.

If funds are available, field school students will be paid minimum hourly wages as student interns while working on the field school. This allows students to earn some income while getting first-hand experience in field archeology and earning valuable university credits. Basic living expenses (room and board) will be provided from field school project funds, and not from student fees.

UND Anthropology Research anticipates a busy schedule of archeological fieldwork this summer after the field school is over. There is a distinct possibility that we will be able to hire students to work as professionals on various field research projects during the rest of the summer.

Please see our website for additional information:

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,
Mike Jackson
Michael A. Jackson, M.A.
Associate Research Archeologist

Anthropology Research
University of North Dakota
Babcock Hall Room 301
236 Centennial Drive Stop 7094
Grand Forks ND 58202-7094

701-777-4081 (phone)
701-777-2435 (fax)
701-740-1621 (cell)
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1 comment:

Richard VijayKumar said...

Hello, I am Richard Vijay from Malaysia.Archaeology can be a chancy carer choice. I read an exceelent article in Archaeology Magazine written by the eminent archaeologist Dr.Brian Fagan on the difficulties faced by some of his former students.The article shows that one ghas to choose an Archaeology degree that includes other subjects. In the Universisty of Sydney, Australia, one choose IT subjects witht your degree and will allow you to specialise in IT if there is a problem with getting Archaeological work. One definetly has to be able to be flexible.