ANTH 260 - Introduction to Field Archaeology

  • 2 credits

Come join the 47th annual CSU archaeology field school. Earn 8 credits (2 for ANTH 260, Intro to Field Archaeology and 6 for ANTH 460, Field Archaeology). .

First, we will work for 2 weeks in the grasslands and foothills of Larimer County, where we will be surveying and mapping prehistoric sites, with some dating back to almost 12,000 years ago. We will drive back/forth from Fort Collins for those 2 weeks. Following that, we will be camping for 2 weeks in Boulder County, excavating a 9,500- year-old campsite buried along the St. Vrain River. For the final 2 weeks, we will be camping near Winter Park, and working on high altitude sites around Rollins and Berthoud Passes.

Learn the latest methods in field archaeology related to survey and excavation, including compass, GPS, and total station work. The field school is an excellent introduction to archaeology as a career and is a prerequisite for most professional jobs in archaeology.


ANTH 140 (Introduction to Prehistory); concurrent registration in ANTH 460 (Field Class in Archaeology).

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