Archaeology Field School

2024 Session: May 28 - July 19


Our Archaeology Field School, which has operated since 1969, brings students each summer to sites in Colorado and beyond. The Summer 2024 session will take place in Tennessee and at CSU, and offer opportunities to learn and apply archaeological field methods.

  • Seven-week field school focused on research at Pinson Mounds in western Tennessee
  • May 28 - June 28: Fieldwork in Tennessee
  • July 1 - 19: Lab work and analysis on CSU campus
  • Learn non-invasive survey techniques (e.g., geophysics), as well as excavation and sampling methods
  • Gain valuable training for careers in archaeology and cultural resource management
  • Earn credit for ANTH 260 (2 cr.) & ANTH 460/660 (6 cr.)

Information and links on applications and scholarships below!

Field Course Instructor

Edward Henry

  • Associate Professor

Professor, Archaeology

2024 Session: May 28 - July 19

Application Deadline: April 7, 2024
Get Your Applications in Early - Enrollment is Limited!


Financial Aid

Anthropology and Geography Field School Scholarship

The Department of Anthropology and Geography will provide modest financial support for Colorado State University undergraduate and graduate students to support Archaeology, Ethnographic (not currently offered), Land Change Science (Geography), or Paleontology Field School endeavors. Funds shall be used to help cover necessary expenses associated with field school costs including tuition and supplies. Scholarships are made on a competitive basis.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  1. be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts,
  2. have an overall and in major 3.0 GPA,
  3. be enrolled in one of the department's field school courses (**see more details below)
  4. complete a 500-word essay describing the chosen program of study, your interest in the specific program, how the completion of the program will further your career goals, and how you expect to be affected by participation in such work.

** To enroll in field school courses, students must apply to an individual field school and then be accepted into the program and course. More information on the field schools are available on our website, including contact information for field school directors.

Field school courses include:

    • Archaeology Field School: ANTH 260, ANTH 460/660 (summer course)
    • Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster: ANTH 442 (Not Currently Offered)
    • Land Change Science Field School: GR 382A (summer course)
    • Paleontology Field School: ANTH 470 (summer course)

To apply, click the button below and complete the form and upload your materials. Applications are due April 20 by 11:59 p.m. MST. A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology and Geography Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by April 30.

Have Questions?

Please contact Dr. Edward Henry at for more information.