2023 Session: May 22 - July 14
Our Archaeology Field School, which has operated since 1969, brings students each summer to sites in Colorado and beyond. The Summer 2023 session will take place in Illinois and Tennessee and offer opportunities to learn and apply archaeological field methods.
- Seven-week field school focused on research at Cahokia Mounds in Illinois and Pinson Mounds in West Tennessee
- 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
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:
- be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts,
- have an overall and in major 3.0 GPA,
- be enrolled in one of the department's field school courses (**see more details below)
- 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.