University of Oregon
Archaeology Field School
Summer Session in the Northern Great Basin

Dig into the story of the First Americans.
Oregon has deep stories to tell about North America's First Peoples. Join the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History for a summer field experience in Oregon's Northern Great Basin region, home to some of the continent's oldest cultural sites.

 Enrollment is now open for summer 2018.
Space is limited and partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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THE MUSEUM OFFERS FIELD SESSIONS AT TWO GREAT BASIN SITES:

1. CONNLEY CAVES
June 25 through August 3, 2018

ANTH 408 / 508: Archaeology Field Methods

Archaeologist Dennis Jenkins helped put Oregon on the Paleoamerican map with his field research at the Paisley Caves, one of the earliest human occupation sites in North America. This summer, he'll lead a six-week archaeology adventure at the Connley Caves, a site containing 10,000- to 13,000-year-old artifacts. Students will gain hands-on experience in excavation and sampling while delving deep into the area's archaeology, ethnography, and ecology through lectures and discussions. 8 credits

ANTH 408 / 508: Geoarchaeology Field Methods
Concurrently at the Connley Caves, Justin Holcomb of Boston University will teach a geoarchaeology field methods course, exploring how earth sciences can inform archaeological practice. Learn how to document stratigraphy, interpret site formation, and use high-resolution archaeometric analyses over the six-week excavation. 8 credits

Students may enroll and participate in both Connley Cave courses simultaneously.
Questions? Contact Dennis Jenkins: djenkins@uoregon.edu | 541-346-3026


2. RIMROCK DRAW ROCKSHELTER
June 25 through August 3, 2018

ANTH 408 / 508: Archaeology Field Methods
UO archaeologist Patrick O'Grady specializes in Paleoamerican studies in the Western United States. Join him for this six-week field experience at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter, a site that recently produced what may be the oldest stone tool west of the Rocky Mountains. Learn survey, excavation, and mapping techniques and explore the region's natural and cultural history through lively on-site lectures and discussions. In addition, artist-in-residence Nancy Pobanz will guide you deeper into the story of the Great Basin as you create your own artwork with locally-collected mineral pigments.

Questions? Contact Pat O'Grady: pogrady@uoregon.edu | 541-346-0671


FURTHER YOUR SKILLS IN THE LAB!
ON CAMPUS AT UO
August 6 through 17, 2018

ANTH 401 / 601: Archaeology Lab Methods
Following the field sessions, students can join Texas A&M archaeologist Katelyn McDonough for a lab course covering cataloging, labeling, curation, and other aspects of post-field collections management. The lab course is open to students from both the Rimrock Draw and Connley Caves sites. 2 credits




Field sessions are open to graduate and undergraduate students. Post-baccalaureate students may register for graduate credit even if they are not yet enrolled in a graduate program.


2018 Course Fees:
ANTH 408/508: Archaeology Field Methods at either site: $3650.00
ANTH 408/508: Geoarchaeology Field Methods at Connley Caves: $3650.00
ANTH 401/601: Archaeology Lab Methods at UO: $1500.00
408/508 fees include tuition, field transportation, and food.