Archaeology Field School

2022 Session: June 13-July 29


Our Archaeology Field School, which has operated since 1969, brings students each summer to sites in Colorado and beyond. The Summer 2022 session will take place in Colorado and offer opportunities to learn and apply archaeological field methods.

  • Intensive learning experience for archaeological methods & theory
  • Seven-week field school, consisting of one week of pre-fieldwork training and six weeks of hands-on fieldwork
  • Required and valuable field training for a professional career in archaeology, including cultural resource management
  • Learn survey and & excavation methods
  • Explore cultural sites in the Mountains and Plains of Colorado
  • Gain eight credits for two courses - ANTH 260 (2 credits) and 460/660 (6 credits)

Information and links on applications and scholarships below!

Field Course Instructor

Professor, Archaeology

2022 Session

June 13-July 1: Work on campus and commute to/from Fort Collins (Larimer County, Colorado project)
July 6-15: Camp in San Luis Valley (Saguache County, Colorado project)
July 20-29: Camp in Rocky Mountain National Park (Grand/Larimer Counties, Colorado project)

Application Deadline: March 16, 2022
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, 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)
    • 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. 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. Jason LaBelle at for more information.