Field Schools

AMEC offers several archaeological and bioarchaeological field schools, which are excavation-based and survey-based. Our archaeology field schools focus on the archaeology and bioarchaeology of the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Southeastern US. These field schools are offered during the summer months, are taught by AMEC faculty, and are open to graduate student and undergraduate students at Mississippi State University as well as other colleges and universities. Those offered in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and Israel are part of Mississippi State University’s Office of Study Abroad. Information, location, and specifics vary for each program, so please see the links below.

Summer 2018:

  • AN2510 - The MSU-AMEC Survey Field School (May 7th - June 6th, 2018) - The 2018 Survey Field School for AMEC at Mississippi State will take place at three locations. 1) a 900-acre facility that contains multiple Paleoindian period sites (>10,000 years old) including the famous Topper site, 2) the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina, and 3) the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Students will learn the basics of conducting archaeological surveys, including shovel testing, controlled surface collection, using and creating spatial data for use in archaeological surveys, and learning basic geoarchaeological methods.

    (6 Credit Hours/ In-State Tuition)

    Contact Shane Miller at dsm333@msstate.edu for more details on the project.
     
  • AN3510 - The Hester Site Archaeological Field School (June 11th - July 11th, 2018) - The 2018 Excavation Field School for AMEC at Mississippi State will be located at the Hester Archaeological site outside Amory, MS, . This site contains one of the few stratied Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene sites in eastern North America. Students will learn the basics of conducting archaeological excavation, using and creating spatial data, artifact identification, and learning basic geoarchaeological methods.Since the feld school location is an hour away from Mississippi State, we will be commuting daily and a van will be available to transport students from Mississippi State to the feld site.

    (6 Credit Hours/ In-State Tuition + $414 program fee*)

    Contact Shane Miller at dsm333@msstate.edu for more details on the project.

    *Subject to change. 

 

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