Public Archaeology Field Schools: High School and Adult
This multi-day event includes both field and lab experiences and is a well-rounded opportunity for those who want to learn about the process of archaeology. Explore what it is like to participate in an actual archaeological excavation by working alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Participate in small-scale excavations (test units) and survey work. Lab work may include washing ceramics, stone tools and other remains, and sorting them into basic categories. An experimental archaeology component of the event may explore making stone tools and pottery. Optional lab hours and local field trips will be available after regular field school hours. No previous experience is necessary.
This experience is open to high school students through adults. Supervised dorm facilities are available for high school students at an additional cost. Adults (over 18 years of age) may make their own reservations for dorms or camping in the area. 3-Day Field School: August 6-8. 5-Day Field School: August 6-10.
Start date: 08/06/12
End date: 08/10/12
Fee: 3-Day Field School, $350; 5-Day Field School, $500 (includes some meals, plus a one-year MVAC membership)
Contact Information: UW La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension, Karen DeSchepper, 608.785.6508, firstname.lastname@example.org
259 Cartwright Center
La Crosse, WI
Contact URL: www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/index.html